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

DCS elementary teachers to focus on reading

By Deangelo McDaniel  Jun 21, 2018 Decatur City Schools is returning to a proven program — the Alabama Reading Initiative — that has raised academic performance, and every elementary teacher in the district is attending training on it this week.   The district’s more than 200 teachers are spending a week of professional development acquiring or retooling reading skills, and were put in real-class situations to work … Continue reading DCS elementary teachers to focus on reading

Education inequity is holding back American potential

BY JOHN BRIDGELAND AND CARMEL MARTIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 06/07/18  Every day, teachers perform the heroic work of educating children. In the process, they make dozens of quick judgments about their students. Of course, teachers are no different from the rest of us — we all do this. Unfortunately, research shows these snap judgments are often influenced by stereotypes and unconscious biases, which can have a lasting … Continue reading Education inequity is holding back American potential

HBCU: Alabama A&M benefits from $6 million Boeing investment

By: JJ Vincent Posted: Jun 06, 2018 05:36 PM Alabama A&M is one of the schools benefiting from a $6 million dollar investment from Boeing in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The investment with the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the black college community hopes to help build a robust pipeline of diverse, early career talent with Boeing. “This investment is another example of how we are building a diverse … Continue reading HBCU: Alabama A&M benefits from $6 million Boeing investment

How America’s Schools Have (and Haven’t) Changed in the 64 Years Since the Brown v. Board Verdict — as Told in 15 Charts

By KEVIN MAHNKEN | May 13, 2018 Thursday marks the 64th anniversary of the Supreme Court abolishing segregated schools in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. That means a generation of Americans has been born, attended public schools, matured into adulthood, raised children of their own, and now reached retirement age — all outside the shadow of America’s own system of legal apartheid. This year’s commemoration will … Continue reading How America’s Schools Have (and Haven’t) Changed in the 64 Years Since the Brown v. Board Verdict — as Told in 15 Charts

House Committee Advances Education Spending Bill With $41 Million Increase, Ends Long-standing Ban on Federal Integration Efforts

  The House Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Education Department approved a bill Friday that would slightly increase federal funding while giving the Trump administration almost none of its requests. The bill would allocate $71 billion to the department for fiscal 2019, an increase of $43 million. The Trump administration had, for the second year in a row, sought big cuts to the department, largely by … Continue reading House Committee Advances Education Spending Bill With $41 Million Increase, Ends Long-standing Ban on Federal Integration Efforts

Does Race Matter in Education? New Survey of Millennials Reveals Conflicting Opinions on Equity

By KEVIN MAHNKEN September 14, 2017 The prevalence of race in American schools has been reexamined in recent years, as new reports indicate growing segregation more than six decades after Brown v. Board of Education. But a new study of millennials reveals surprisingly mixed views when it comes to equity and the need for racial integration. Respondents also voiced strong — if occasionally contradictory — opinions on charter schools, standardized testing, and school … Continue reading Does Race Matter in Education? New Survey of Millennials Reveals Conflicting Opinions on Equity

Commentary: To Improve Education in Our Technological World, Put Teachers in Charge of ‘Doing Different’ and Empower Them to Innovate

June 18, 2018  TED KOLDERIE With personalized and digital learning approaching, traditional real school is obsolete. Now, for learning to be better, school will have to be different. This means the traditional process for change is also obsolete. Getting fundamentally different schools will require a fundamentally different process. What improved the existing will not produce schooling of the sort now needed and now possible. The … Continue reading Commentary: To Improve Education in Our Technological World, Put Teachers in Charge of ‘Doing Different’ and Empower Them to Innovate

Students have their own ideas about standardized tests

Highschoolers weigh in on controversy about tests and teacher evaluations By Rick Karlin Updated 5:28 pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018 Albany Lawmakers, activists and teachers have been fighting for years over the role that student test scores should play when it comes to evaluating teacher performance. The fight continues this month as legislators wrangle over a bill that, if passed, would uncouple mandatory tests from teacher ratings. … Continue reading Students have their own ideas about standardized tests

State teachers union calls 2018 standardized testing “abusive”

Josh Bazan 6:43 PM, May 23, 2018 BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Computer glitches. Lost answers. Tests extending into three class days. Stressed and concerned students. These frustrations from public school teachers across New York State are outlined in a new, eye-opening report from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). The report, called The Tyranny of Testing, compiles first-hand accounts from teachers across New York State who … Continue reading State teachers union calls 2018 standardized testing “abusive”