Poll: 2 in 3 say public school teachers underpaid

By Laura Meckler / Washington Post Posted at 11:21 AM Most Americans say public-school teachers are underpaid and say they would support them if they went on strike for better wages, a new poll shows, offering backup for newly assertive educators. At the same time, the poll found American confidence in teachers at a low point. Also, the share of Americans who would want one of their … Continue reading Poll: 2 in 3 say public school teachers underpaid

Charter School Amendment Removed From Florida Ballot

 AUGUST 21, 2018 By Tom McLaughlin Circuit Court Judge John Cooper clearly didn’t agree with the wording of the last of the constitutional amendments to be put before voters this November. Cooper on Monday ordered Amendment 8 stricken from the ballot, calling both the amendment language and the title it would have been introduced under as “misleading.” Court Blocks 2 Amendments From North Carolina Ballot … Continue reading Charter School Amendment Removed From Florida Ballot

(HBCU’s)- Black Colleges Have to Pay More for Loans Than Other Schools

And there’s no factor that can explain it other than racism. ADAM HARRIS 1:06 PM ET It’s expensive to be poor. And few places in higher education feel that more acutely than historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), where endowments are typically smaller and enrollments have fluctuated wildly over the past decade. Now, to be clear, the financial misfortune of black colleges does not rest squarely on their shoulders. … Continue reading (HBCU’s)- Black Colleges Have to Pay More for Loans Than Other Schools

LeBron James Family Foundation’s I Promise school opens Monday with hopes of changing public education

By TANIA GANGULI JUL 30, 2018 LeBron James does not do anything halfheartedly. So when Michele Campbell, the executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, suggested to the now-Lakers star that their mission might be easier to accomplish if they opened a school, James reacted as if the answer was obvious. “‘Well, why aren’t you doing that?’ ” Campbell recalls James asking. Monday will be … Continue reading LeBron James Family Foundation’s I Promise school opens Monday with hopes of changing public education

State education officials tout mediocre college-readiness ranking (Idaho)

Wayne Hoffman July 24, 2018 Parents, students, and competent teachers deserve better than a public education system that celebrates mediocrity. That’s what they got earlier this month when the state’s top education officials hailed a report that ranks Idaho No. 5 nationally for college readiness of its graduating high school seniors. The ranking comes from U.S. News & World Report, which looked at college-entrance test … Continue reading State education officials tout mediocre college-readiness ranking (Idaho)

Does Florida Provide ‘High Quality’ Public Education? State Supremes Ready to Wade in

JIM SAUNDERS  July 24, 2018 – When Florida voters went to the polls in 1998, more than 70 percent approved a constitutional amendment that required the state to provide an “uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality” system of public schools. But two decades later, the Florida Supreme Court is preparing to wade into a long-running battle about whether the state has adequately carried out … Continue reading Does Florida Provide ‘High Quality’ Public Education? State Supremes Ready to Wade in

Disrupting education, the NFL way

ANDRE PERRY July 24, 2018 We’ve all heard the expression, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” when it comes to hiring. Looking at the racial disparities among teachers, it’s apparent that black would-be teachers apparently don’t know many hiring managers. Teachers of color comprised about 20 percent of the public schools in the U.S. in 2017, according to data compiled by researchers at the … Continue reading Disrupting education, the NFL way

As financial burden rises, college students question value of education

Adam Shell, July 11, 2018 At a time when the burden of financing a college education is getting more costly for students, a growing number of undergraduates don’t think the value of the instruction they are getting is keeping up with the exorbitant price. That’s the grim takeaway from a new study from Ascent Student Loans, a private student loan provider. Roughly 60 percent of undergraduates between ages 18 … Continue reading As financial burden rises, college students question value of education

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