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

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?

Students question new security measures regulating backpacks

Scott Travis  Monday, April 2nd, 2018 PARKLAND, Fla. — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High created a new environment Monday, with clear backpacks, bag searches, I.D. lanyards, police officers at every entrance and a student body skeptical that any of it will make them safer. District officials say Stoneman Douglas, the site of a Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17, is serving as a pilot for possible … Continue reading Students question new security measures regulating backpacks

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

By Katherine Sellgren 19 July 2018 The government plans to let 15-year-olds overrule their parents’ wishes and opt in to sex education lessons they have previously been withdrawn from. Education Secretary Damian Hinds says children should be able to request sex education in at least one of the three terms before their 16th birthday. Until then, parents will retain the right to withdraw their children. … Continue reading Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

Growing student population turning Lehigh Senior High into ‘mega school’

Principal, Jackie Corey , highlights why a new high school is needed in the area as well as what she is doing at her school to accommodate 300 more students this coming school year. Fort Myers News-Press Thyrie Bland,  July 6, 2018 When school resumes in August, Lehigh Senior High School will have at least 236 more students than it did during the 2017-18 school year. … Continue reading Growing student population turning Lehigh Senior High into ‘mega school’

#RedForEd returns to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to rally for education funding

Ricardo Cano, June 18, 2018 Arizona teachers will return to the Capitol on Saturday for a rally, a month after tens of thousands of educators walked out of class and flooded Arizona’s statehouse for six school days. This time, teachers are rallying to collect signatures for a proposed ballot measure that would bring in $690 million in additional education funding by raising income taxes on Arizona’s wealthiest residents. … Continue reading #RedForEd returns to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to rally for education funding

How Washington D.C.’s public schools went from success story to cautionary tale

Winston Clarke, the father of a Duke Ellington High School junior, speaks during a May 23, 2018, news conference in front of the school in Washington. Parents at the prestigious performing arts public school are in a fight with the office of the school superintendent, which charges that dozens of Ellington families have faked District of Columbia residency in order to attend the school without … Continue reading How Washington D.C.’s public schools went from success story to cautionary tale

Teachers Are Marching Ahead Of Their Unions, In Oklahoma And Arizona

April 2, 201811:24 AM ET By: CLARE LOMBARDO & Anya Kamentez “I’m 54 years old and my paycheck is $1,980 [a month]. I can’t afford f****** health insurance.” That’s one of the first things Larry Cagle says on the phone. He is spitting nails. The Tulsa English teacher is one of the leaders of a grassroots organizing group, Oklahoma Teachers United, that they say represents … Continue reading Teachers Are Marching Ahead Of Their Unions, In Oklahoma And Arizona

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Teachers’ Right To Strike

As the wave of teacher walkouts moves to Arizona and Colorado this week, an NPR/Ipsos poll shows strong support among Americans for improving teachers’ pay and for their right to strike. Just 1 in 4 Americans believe teachers in this country are paid fairly. Nearly two-thirds approve of national teachers’ unions, and three-quarters agree teachers have the right to strike. That last figure includes two-thirds of Republicans, three-quarters of independents and … Continue reading NPR/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Teachers’ Right To Strike

Proposal to arm school personnel gets backlash at Brevard County meeting

Monique Valdes , Ken Tyndall Updated: Apr 18, 2018 – 12:34 AM BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Brevard County School Board got an earful Tuesday night from people opposed to arming school personnel on campuses. Dozens of people spoke out at a meeting against the so-called Sheriff Trained Onsite Marshal Program, or STOMP. The idea came about after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in … Continue reading Proposal to arm school personnel gets backlash at Brevard County meeting