Lawsuit challenges education amendment on Florida ballot

By Mary Ellen Klas Jul. 12, 2018 A constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow charter school organizers to bypass local school boards to get approval is “intentionally misleading” because it doesn’t directly explain to voters that the amendment is designed to circumvent local control and intentionally leaves out the word “charter,” a lawsuit filed Thursday in Leon County Circuit court claims. The League … Continue reading Lawsuit challenges education amendment on Florida ballot

Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong

BY STAN LIEBOWITZ AND MATT KELLY, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS —  07/05/18 06:30 PM  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL State education rankings published by organizations such as U.S. News and World Report or Education Week are highly influential. When education is discussed, whether the focus is teacher pay, unions, common core standards, or school choice, state education rankings are invariably used as a political cudgel. These rankings have … Continue reading Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION TO PREPARE PRINCIPALS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

July 19, 2018 UNC Greensboro today announced that the School of Education has been awarded $1.73 million to extend the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) program. This funding supports a cohort of 20 future leaders for 2018-2020. Supported by the North Carolina Alliance for School Leader Development, PPEERS is a partnership between UNCG, 11 rural school districts and the Southern Regional Education Board. The … Continue reading SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION TO PREPARE PRINCIPALS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

Missouri’s education policy is failing our children, our future

By State Rep. Doug Beck July 20, 2018 Like me, you want to assume that every child in Missouri gets a strong, equal education no matter what ZIP code he or she lives in. Instead, continued state funding cuts and tricks to the books are leaving students in rural and poorer communities behind. In addition to negatively affecting those children’s future college and career readiness, … Continue reading Missouri’s education policy is failing our children, our future

Five employer giants in Alabama offering education aid

The new Amazon fulfillment center slated for Bessemer will do more than just provide Alabamians with high-quality jobs, it will also open up access to higher education. According to news, each worker who puts in one year of employment will then have access to $3,000 per year for four years to use for higher education. Amazon won’t be the only company in Alabama offering education assistance to … Continue reading Five employer giants in Alabama offering education aid

Florida Republican Party pumps money into controversial education amendment

Posted By News Service of Florida on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:01 am The Republican Party of Florida last week put $100,000 into an effort to pass a controversial education ballot measure in November. The GOP sent the money to a political committee known as 8isGreat.org, which is trying to build support for the proposed constitutional amendment, according to a committee finance report posted on the state Division of Elections … Continue reading Florida Republican Party pumps money into controversial education amendment

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

Kent public school teachers rally for better pay; threaten strike in the fall

POSTED 1:32 PM, JULY 19, 2018, KENT, Wash. — Teachers in Kent rallied for better pay ahead of a district meeting Thursday where the teacher’s union presented a counterproposal. The Kent Public School District has offered a 3.1-percent increase for teachers, which the Kent Education Association Bargaining Team says is not acceptable and doesn’t meet cost of living increases. Teachers argue that more money is now available … Continue reading Kent public school teachers rally for better pay; threaten strike in the fall

Obama’s Education Chief Seeks Parkland Parents’ Advice On Public School Boycott

Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke with parents in Parkland about a possible boycott of public schools to pressure lawmakers to pass gun control. By JESSICA BAKEMAN • JUL 18, 2018 After the May school shooting in Texas, President Obama’s secretary of education tweeted support for a radical idea: “What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe?” Now, Arne Duncan is working … Continue reading Obama’s Education Chief Seeks Parkland Parents’ Advice On Public School Boycott

State to keep close watch on five ‘turnaround’ schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas

Kristy Moody, principal of Fairmount Park Elementary in St. Petersburg, walks with a kindergarten class in 2016, her first year at the school. Now entering her third year, state officials questioned whether she should continue at the school, given its latest D grade. But Pinellas County school superintendent Mike Grego called Moody “the right person” for the job. Fairmount Park is one of five chronically … Continue reading State to keep close watch on five ‘turnaround’ schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas