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

Florida Republican Party pumps money into controversial education amendment

Posted By News Service of Florida on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:01 am The Republican Party of Florida last week put $100,000 into an effort to pass a controversial education ballot measure in November. The GOP sent the money to a political committee known as 8isGreat.org, which is trying to build support for the proposed constitutional amendment, according to a committee finance report posted on the state Division of Elections … Continue reading Florida Republican Party pumps money into controversial education amendment

Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

Qualified special education teachers are leaving nonprofits at an alarming rate Special education teachers working in certain New York City nonprofits are paid much less than teachers with the DOE.  By TOM MCALVANAH JULY 20, 2018 On June 28, New York Nonprofit Media’s piece on a New York City Council Education Committee hearing titled New York City Nonprofits continue push to raise pay for early childhood educators chronicled … Continue reading Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

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

Here’s where Tennessee’s Democratic candidates for governor stand on education

BY MARTA W. ALDRICH  – July 9, 2018 Two candidates are squaring off to be the Democratic nominee for governor of Tennessee. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley will compete for the chance to face one of four Republican candidates in November’s general election. They hope to succeed Gov. Bill Haslam and become the first Democratic governor in eight years. The … Continue reading Here’s where Tennessee’s Democratic candidates for governor stand on education

Janus rallying cry for public school employees

KATHI GRIFFIN July 10, 2018 With the 5-4 decision in Janus v AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court delivers a rallying cry to America’s working men and women, including our public school employees.   Those who pushed the Janus lawsuit, including Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Policy Institute, will be disappointed to learn the court’s ruling will not kill off public employee unions, including those … Continue reading Janus rallying cry for public school employees

Kennedy’s Retirement Also Jeopardizes Public Education for Undocumented Children

Border separation isn’t the only way Republicans are attempting to curtail immigration by punishing kids. By AARON TANG JULY 05, 2018 It’s hard to imagine a class of persons in America who have had a harder shake of late than undocumented children, who have been separated from their parents both at the border and after immigration raids well within the nation’s interior. The mental image of children being … Continue reading Kennedy’s Retirement Also Jeopardizes Public Education for Undocumented Children

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’

Vermonters React To Education Agency’s Statewide Merger Proposal, Required By Act 46

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN & AMY KOLB NOYES JUN 5, 2018 A nearly 200-page report was released by the Vermont Agency of Education on Friday, and school districts around Vermont are going through the state’s school consolidation recommendations. Acting Education Secretary Heather Bouchey found it doesn’t make sense for 22 school districts to merge. But the proposal does point to 18 others where the districts should be forced to … Continue reading Vermonters React To Education Agency’s Statewide Merger Proposal, Required By Act 46

Obama education secretary slams Trump administration moves on affirmative action

By Jennifer Hansler,  Updated 10:51 AM ET, Mon July 9, 2018 Former Education Secretary John King Jr. expressed dismay that the Trump administration is “going backwards on civil rights issues” following the rollback of Obama-era policies on the use of race to promote diversity in higher education. Last week, the administration rescinded this guidance, which provided examples of different educational contexts within which institutions could permissibly consider … Continue reading Obama education secretary slams Trump administration moves on affirmative action