(N.Y.) The high rate of teacher turnover in most schools serving low-income neighborhoods has generally been perceived as the result of the problems students from low-income families bring to class.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) With just weeks to go before California’s new school evaluation system goes live, state officials acknowledged that two key indicators–graduation rates and student discipline numbers–will track two years behind current conditions.CONTINUE READING
(Miss.) Although still just two years underway, a high-stakes literacy program for early learners in Mississippi appears to be struggling, according to a federal study released Wednesday.
(District of Columbia) New twists on an age-old phishing ploy is targeting school districts across the county and gaining speed as tax season is fully underway, according to a warning issued this month by the Internal Revenue Service.
(Texas) Children of color rapidly lose trust in teachers when they perceive educators as unfair in handing out punishment–something associated with lower college enrolment later among the same students, according to new research.
(Calif.) The recent alarm over the potential spread of fake news has prompted two California lawmakers to call for media literacy education in schools, as evidence shows that many children and some adults are largely unable to distinguish between fact and fiction online.
(Calif.) With the state’s fiscal outlook as good as it has been perhaps in a decade, and now with Democrats holding a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature, some within the education community might have thought a conversation over the adequacy of school funding would finally happen.
(Calif.) The California State Board of Education struggled at their November meeting to find a just route in arbitrating a small school district’s request to waive–for a fourth time–professional certification requirements of an educational interpreter.
(N.M.) As schools across the country report increases in bullying and harassment based on immigration status, Santa Fe Public Schools has announced a Student Support Helpline where families can access resources.
On a national level, what particular population may have the most influence in elections in years to come? Women? Latinos? African-Americans? The LGBTQ community? How about all the retired flower children? Try people with disabilities.
(District of Columbia) A new federal block grant aimed at helping schools provide a “well-rounded education” can be used in a wide variety ways–from nutrition and health care, to music and foreign language instruction, according to new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education.