What is Gov. Matt Bevin doing with Kentucky’s education boards?

Mandy McLaren,  July 22, 2018  Gov. Matt Bevin is doubling down on the use of executive power to expand his authority over the future of Kentucky’s public schools. Bevin quietly altered or abolished several education boards this month through executive order, reasoning that the changes will streamline bureaucracy and enhance student learning. But his main political foe is calling the shakeup illegal. “The Bevin administration … Continue reading What is Gov. Matt Bevin doing with Kentucky’s education boards?

New Mexico loses education lawsuit

By Dan Mckay And Shelby Perea / Journal Staff Writers Friday, July 20th, 2018 SANTA FE – New Mexico is violating the constitutional rights of at-risk students by failing to provide them with a sufficient education, a state judge ruled Friday in a blistering, landmark decision. Judge Sarah Singleton ordered the governor and Legislature to establish a funding system that meets constitutional requirements by April 15 … Continue reading New Mexico loses education lawsuit

Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

Qualified special education teachers are leaving nonprofits at an alarming rate Special education teachers working in certain New York City nonprofits are paid much less than teachers with the DOE.  By TOM MCALVANAH JULY 20, 2018 On June 28, New York Nonprofit Media’s piece on a New York City Council Education Committee hearing titled New York City Nonprofits continue push to raise pay for early childhood educators chronicled … Continue reading Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

Obama education secretary slams Trump administration moves on affirmative action

By Jennifer Hansler,  Updated 10:51 AM ET, Mon July 9, 2018 Former Education Secretary John King Jr. expressed dismay that the Trump administration is “going backwards on civil rights issues” following the rollback of Obama-era policies on the use of race to promote diversity in higher education. Last week, the administration rescinded this guidance, which provided examples of different educational contexts within which institutions could permissibly consider … Continue reading Obama education secretary slams Trump administration moves on affirmative action

Feds say Texas illegally failed to educate students with disabilities

Vanessa Tijerina addresses the panel about her 13-year-old special needs child who has been denied special education for four years on December 13, 2016. U.S. Department of Education officials held a meeting in Edinburg on their tour of Texas to hear community members’ experiences with special education, continuing an investigation of whether Texas is capping services for students with disabilities.  Eddie Seal for The Texas Tribune … Continue reading Feds say Texas illegally failed to educate students with disabilities

Layoff Notices Sent to 1,100 New Haven Public School Employees

Jun 25, 2018 More than 1,000 part-time New Haven public school employees might lose their jobs due to budget cuts, according to city officials. City spokesman Laurence Grotheer said 1,100 people are receiving the layoff notices, but it’s possible some of them might be rehired after officials look into adjusting job descriptions after summer vacation. Grotheer said staff reductions at the school district are being … Continue reading Layoff Notices Sent to 1,100 New Haven Public School Employees

Flurry of education-related action expected this week

  By KIMBERLY HEFLING 06/25/2018 10:00 AM EDT BUSY DAYS AHEAD: This week, a revamp of the federal career and technical education program, a Trump administration proposal to merge the Education and Labor departments and Education Department funding will all get air time on Capitol Hill. — Multiple school safety-related events are scheduled in Washington and outside the Beltway. On top of that, the Supreme Court could rule as … Continue reading Flurry of education-related action expected this week

Judge’s order prevents Dallas teachers from striking again

BY MICHAEL P. BUFFER JUNE 21, 2018 WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County judge issued a permanent order Wednesday to prevent Dallas School District teachers to from going back on strike this school year. Teacher strikes are limited because of a state requirement that students have 180 days of instruction in the school year by June 30, and the last and 180th day of the school … Continue reading Judge’s order prevents Dallas teachers from striking again

Teachers Need More Training Than Rules Allowed, Judge Says

By Elizabeth A. Harris June 20, 2018 A New York state judge on Tuesday overturned new rules that would have allowed some charter schools to decide on their own who was qualified to teach. The rules, enacted last year by the State University of New York, one of the two entities that grants charters in the state, were part of 2016 deal in the state legislature. In exchange … Continue reading Teachers Need More Training Than Rules Allowed, Judge Says

Education inequity is holding back American potential

BY JOHN BRIDGELAND AND CARMEL MARTIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 06/07/18  Every day, teachers perform the heroic work of educating children. In the process, they make dozens of quick judgments about their students. Of course, teachers are no different from the rest of us — we all do this. Unfortunately, research shows these snap judgments are often influenced by stereotypes and unconscious biases, which can have a lasting … Continue reading Education inequity is holding back American potential