2018’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems

Jul 30, 2018  |  Adam McCann ecuring a child’s academic success begins with choosing the right schools. But how can parents decide where to enroll their kids? Because children develop and learn at different rates, the ideal answer to that question varies based on each student’s needs. Unfortunately, most parents can’t afford to place their children in exclusive, private or preparatory schools that give their students greater individual attention. For … Continue reading 2018’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems

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

This effort is Utah’s chance to improve public education

Less than 50 percent of Utah students are currently proficient in key subjects. That’s not good enough to prepare the workforce of the future. Especially at risk are students who don’t have strong family support or are otherwise disadvantaged. By A. Scott Anderson July 25, 2018 I’ve long been convinced that improving public schools is the best way to p repare our young people for great … Continue reading This effort is Utah’s chance to improve public education

No, private schools aren’t better at educating kids than public schools. Why this new study matters.

By Valerie Strauss July 26, 2018 Despite evidence showing otherwise, it remains conventional wisdom in many parts of the education world that private schools do a better job of educating students, with superior standardized test scores and outcomes. It is one of the claims that some supporters of school choice make in arguing that the public should pay for private school education. The only problem? … Continue reading No, private schools aren’t better at educating kids than public schools. Why this new study matters.

Parents and taxpayers, you have 6 days to tell state officials what you want out of Washington’s public schools

A screenshot from the Washington State Board of Education’s public feedback survey. The survey, which closes early Monday morning, asks the public to rank the importance of several education issues ranging from language access to universal pre-Kindergarten. It also asks for ways that the state is impeding student success. Dahlia Bazzaz July 24, 2018 What do you want your children to get out of Washington … Continue reading Parents and taxpayers, you have 6 days to tell state officials what you want out of Washington’s public schools

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

Education department investigating high school’s online courses

By Susan Edelman July 14, 2018 When Laurenz Santiago showed up in his cap and gown at Westchester Square Academy, he and his family got a humiliating reception. “Your son may not be attending the graduation,” his stunned dad, Edward Santiago, said a school staffer told him. The parents were ushered into Principal Yira Salcedo’s office. She explained that Laurenz was among five seniors who could … Continue reading Education department investigating high school’s online courses