Poll: GOP support for school choice growing

By Maria Danilova / The Associated Press August 23, 2018    WASHINGTON — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard’s Kennedy School and Stanford University, come as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promotes … Continue reading Poll: GOP support for school choice growing

Best Schools: Virginia Public Education Ranks In Top 10, DC Fails

The value placed on the teaching profession can have a big effect on the quality of public education in Virginia and Washington, DC By Deb Belt,  Aug 6, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC — Students will be going back to school in a few weeks, but where they live often determines the quality of their education, according to a new study that ranks the states with the best … Continue reading Best Schools: Virginia Public Education Ranks In Top 10, DC Fails

Time to reinforce the building blocks of the American dream

BY MIKE TAMOR, 07/30/18 02:30 PM  Successful nations, just like successful businesses, are built on three things: people, education and ideas. By opening our nation’s doors to people ready to build new lives and abide by the Constitution, the U.S. has become a stronger, more vibrant nation. By investing heavily in public education, the nation transformed both natives and newcomers into literate, numerate Americans ready … Continue reading Time to reinforce the building blocks of the American dream

Iowa’s public education advocates hope to extend the state sales tax for school facilities, classroom technology

  As they call for more money for classrooms, Iowa school advocates hope legislators will extend a sales tax levy that pours millions of dollars each year into infrastructure and technology for the state’s public schools. Bipartisan negotiations over the past couple years have resulted in a plan to extend a statewide 1 cent sales tax for another 20 years to fund school infrastructure projects … Continue reading Iowa’s public education advocates hope to extend the state sales tax for school facilities, classroom technology

How California Public Education Ranks Compared To Other States

The value placed on the teaching profession can have a big effect on the quality of public education in California. By Maggie Avants, Jul 30, 2018 2:04 pm Students will be going back to school in a few weeks, but where they live often determines the quality of their education, according to a new study that ranks the states with the best and worst school systems. … Continue reading How California Public Education Ranks Compared To Other States

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

Stoneman Douglas to start school year with metal detectors, but not clear backpacks

 Scott Travis Monday, July 23rd, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Clear backpacks are out and metal detectors are in this fall at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. The Broward County School District has put the Parkland school, which was the site of the Feb. 14 massacre, at the forefront for new security initiatives, including what turned out to be a widely panned requirement that students use … Continue reading Stoneman Douglas to start school year with metal detectors, but not clear backpacks

Questions surround ruling on New Mexico education funding

Shelby Perea and Dan Boyd Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 A judge’s ruling that New Mexico has not been meeting its constitutional obligation to provide a sufficient education for all students — especially those characterized as at-risk — continued to reverberate Monday, with plaintiffs in the landmark lawsuit hailing it as a harbinger of a fairer K-12 system. But the Public Education Department told the Journal … Continue reading Questions surround ruling on New Mexico education funding

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

Eye will be on elections as Appleton hosts fourth annual public education summit

Mica Soellner,  July 24, 2018 APPLETON – Public education advocates are determined to have their voices heard this election season. The fourth annual Summer Summit hosted by the Wisconsin Public Education Network will be held Aug. 1 at Appleton North High School. The summit will focus on the challenges facing public education, with guest speakers and panelists addressing how to make it a focus in the upcoming elections. … Continue reading Eye will be on elections as Appleton hosts fourth annual public education summit