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

An Arts Education Crisis? How Potential Federal Cuts Could Decimate School Arts Programs

January 29, 2017  KEVIN MAHNKEN n 2013, the National Endowment for the Arts and its neighbor, the National Endowment for the Humanities, may have assumed they had suffered their final indignity at the hands of Donald Trump. The developer had secured a lease to build what would become the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.’s Old Post Office, a resplendent National Historic Site that housed the two … Continue reading An Arts Education Crisis? How Potential Federal Cuts Could Decimate School Arts Programs

Milwaukee parents, educators, students protest against public school takeover

Bridget Shanahan MILWAUKEE — Before classes began at schools all throughout the Milwaukee Public Schools district, hundreds gathered to walk in and make their voices heard. Teachers, parents, community and union members joined forces against a public school takeover: eventually under performing schools within MPS will be run by private entities. “I think the question needs to be is, ‘why are these schools are labeled … Continue reading Milwaukee parents, educators, students protest against public school takeover

Parents protest Oklahoma City Public Schools consolidation proposal

Emily Collins Wednesday, March 29th 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Parents continue speaking out against a controversial proposal to save money at Oklahoma City Public Schools. Several schools in the district would close, as part of a consolidation plan. The proposed closure of two schools in particular have residents living in the surrounding areas up in arms. FOX 25 learned Wednesday is that while both schools … Continue reading Parents protest Oklahoma City Public Schools consolidation proposal

3 HUNTSVILLE SCHOOLS ‘FAILING’ ACCORDING TO THE ALABAMA ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

Posted: Jan. 24, 2018 6:44 PM Updated: Jan. 24, 2018 10:39 PM Posted By: Travis Leder Three Huntsville schools are listed as “failing” in the 2018 Alabama Accountability Act list. The Alabama Accountability Act deems schools in the lowest six percent as “failing” based on reading and math scores. The only three Tennessee Valley schools to make the 2018 list are located in Huntsville. Jemison … Continue reading 3 HUNTSVILLE SCHOOLS ‘FAILING’ ACCORDING TO THE ALABAMA ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

Closing Low-Performing Schools is a Failing Reform Strategy

May 18th, 2017 Boulder, Colo. – Federal and state school accountability policies have used standardized test results to shine a spotlight on low-performing schools. A remedy offered to “turn around” low-performance in school districts is the option to close the doors of the low-performing schools and send students elsewhere. School Closure as a Strategy to Remedy Low Performance, authored byGail L. Sunderman of the University of … Continue reading Closing Low-Performing Schools is a Failing Reform Strategy

Oakland School Board votes to cut $9M from budget mid-school year

by Katie Utehs Thursday, December 14, 2017 OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — The Oakland Unified School District board voted 6-1 to cut the budget by $9 million mid-school year. The district is facing a budget shortfall that would leave it without an adequate reserve, which could in turn force state receivership of the district. Parents, students, teachers and staff rallied at Lake Merritt before marching to … Continue reading Oakland School Board votes to cut $9M from budget mid-school year

Angry crowd protests proposed $15M Oakland school budget cuts

OAKLAND, Calif. (Jana Katsuyama/KTVU) – An angry crowd of Oakland parents, teachers and students rallied outside the Oakland Unified District school voard budget meeting Monday before entering the room with signs and loud chants saying “Cut from the top.” The anger was over a proposed $15.1 million in cuts the board voted last week to make in the wake of the discovery that the district had … Continue reading Angry crowd protests proposed $15M Oakland school budget cuts