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

The state of Colorado’s education as two prominent leaders leave their positions

Bruce Benson and Tom Boasberg have made a lot of changes over the last 10 years to the state’s education system. Benson as the president of the University of Colorado system and Boasberg as the superintendent of Denver Public Schools. Author: Nelson Garcia Published: 4:38 PM MDT July 19, 2018 Updated: 8:27 PM MDT July 19, 2018 https://www.9news.com/video/news/education/state-of-education-under-two-leaving-leaders/73-8194748 DENVER — From the classroom to the boardroom, Bruce Benson … Continue reading The state of Colorado’s education as two prominent leaders leave their positions

Florida Board of Education adopts rules on scholarships for bullied students

Adam Miller, executive director of the Florida Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, explains rule proposals to the state Board of Education on July 18, 2018. [The Florida Channel] By Jeffrey Solochek Published: July 18, 2018 Satisfied the program has safeguards in place to prevent fraud, the Florida Board of Education on Wednesday adopted a rule governing the state’s new tax-credit scholarship for students who claim they … Continue reading Florida Board of Education adopts rules on scholarships for bullied students

Florida education news: Turnarounds, vouchers, charter schools and more

  By Jeffrey Solochek Published: July 19, 2018 TURNAROUNDS: With 2018 state grades out, Hillsborough and Pinellas school district leaders bring improvement plans for their most struggling campuses to the Florida Board of Education for approval. Each gets warnings that their plans must include highly rated teachers, using the state’s standards. • The board approves plans for two Duval County schools without any reservations, the Florida Times-Union reports. VOUCHERS: The Florida Board of Education adopts rules to … Continue reading Florida education news: Turnarounds, vouchers, charter schools and more

Free handheld metal detectors available for all Indiana schools

JULY 9, 2018, BY FOX59 WEB, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb provided an update Monday in the state’s efforts to improve school safety, and announced a new program for schools to get handheld metal detectors. The metal detectors will be made available to any public, charter and non-public school that wants them and will not cost the schools anything. They will be provided one detector … Continue reading Free handheld metal detectors available for all Indiana schools

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’

Flurry of education-related action expected this week

  By KIMBERLY HEFLING 06/25/2018 10:00 AM EDT BUSY DAYS AHEAD: This week, a revamp of the federal career and technical education program, a Trump administration proposal to merge the Education and Labor departments and Education Department funding will all get air time on Capitol Hill. — Multiple school safety-related events are scheduled in Washington and outside the Beltway. On top of that, the Supreme Court could rule as … Continue reading Flurry of education-related action expected this week

Teachers join coalition of leaders to improve Michigan education

Jennifer Chambers June 20, 2018 A diverse, never-before assembled group of statewide business, education, labor, philanthropic and other leaders on Wednesday announced a campaign to create a thriving public education system in Michigan. On Wednesday, the group announced “Launch Michigan,” an initiative to create a thriving public education system in Michigan. Officials with the group said countless reports and research are clear: Michigan is facing an education crisis … Continue reading Teachers join coalition of leaders to improve Michigan education

Judge’s order prevents Dallas teachers from striking again

BY MICHAEL P. BUFFER JUNE 21, 2018 WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County judge issued a permanent order Wednesday to prevent Dallas School District teachers to from going back on strike this school year. Teacher strikes are limited because of a state requirement that students have 180 days of instruction in the school year by June 30, and the last and 180th day of the school … Continue reading Judge’s order prevents Dallas teachers from striking again

N.J. politician says only teachers who carry guns should get hired

By Rob Jennings June 21, 2018 NJ Advance Media for NJ.com A municipal elected official in Hunterdon County is drawing criticism from the state’s largest teachers union after asserting that only educators authorized to carry weapons should be allowed in N.J. schools. Raritan Township Committee member Louis Carl Reiner argued that state lawmakers should approve legislation “making concealed carrying of a firearm mandatory as a condition … Continue reading N.J. politician says only teachers who carry guns should get hired