User: newstrust Topic: US
Category: Education :: Education Reform
Last updated: Nov 26 2015 15:02 IST RSS 2.0
1 to 20 of 7,848    
Despite California's budget surplus, unions eye tax hikes 26.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Here is one thing for California to be thankful for: The state treasury is overflowing with tax money.

Long gone are the dark years of multibillion-dollar deficits — $42 billion in 2008 — and sharp cuts in state services, especially healthcare for the poor and education.

Credit the recovering national...

Also found in: [+]
A Mother Hangs Her Hopes On A New High School 24.11.2015 NPR News
No school can succeed without the support of the families who send their children there.
Goodbye, No Child Left Behind 24.11.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
Congress appears ready to overhaul the nation's most important federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Civil rights groups though worry some changes will hurt poor and minority children.
Also found in: [+]
Massachusetts’s switch on Common Core testing is ‘hugely symbolic,’ educators say 23.11.2015 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Massachusetts, long a leader in the push to set and create national standardized testing, recently switched back toward relying on a state-based test. That move sets a precedent for other anti-Common Core states, The New York Times ...
Recipe For A New School: Add Great Teachers 23.11.2015 NPR News
A new father embarks on another big journey: teaching at a startup charter high school in Brooklyn.
Also found in: [+]
Voluntary School Desegregation Is The Future — But How Will It Work? 23.11.2015 Think Progres

Schools are resegregating, but there is hope that the trend will reverse.

The post Voluntary School Desegregation Is The Future — But How Will It Work? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Also found in: [+]
The schools where they never say ‘sit still’ 21.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
An education initiative in South Carolina relies on exercise and movement to make students better learners

David Spurlock is 63, a former baseball and football coach with a bum shoulder and bad back and right now he’s busy planning a jailbreak. He has spent a lifetime walking the hallways, classrooms and athletic fields all across Charleston, South Carolina, his home town. Those classic images of school-aged children sitting still in desks organised into neat rows? Spurlock calls it “educational incarceration”.

“We put kids in a two by two cell and dare them to move: ‘Keep your feet on the floor and hands up where I can see them,’” says Spurlock, the coordinator of health, wellness and physical education for the Charleston County school district. “That sounds like being incarcerated to me.”

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
A Deal On A Major Bipartisan Education Bill Includes A Few Victories For Democrats 21.11.2015 Think Progres

The House and Senate reached an agreement on major education legislation Thursday.

The post A Deal On A Major Bipartisan Education Bill Includes A Few Victories For Democrats appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bipartisan agreement on bill to rework No Child Left Behind 20.11.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law....
Also found in: [+]
High school Sex Ed teaching 'Yes means yes' rape prevention 20.11.2015 AP National
BELMONT, Calif. (AP) -- This is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school dance. The boy drives her home. They kiss. What happens next, over the girl's protests, leaves him confused and her crying, no longer a virgin....
Also found in: [+]
Brighton 27J school district moving fast with expansion plans 19.11.2015 Denver Post: Local
The news that voters in Brighton School District 27J passed a $248 million bond quickly swept through the community two weeks ago. Months of campaigning efforts and public outreach for the proponents were fruitful, and for many teachers, parents, administrators and students, the election results sparked a feeling of ...
Also found in: [+]
Teaching profession fails to reflect multi-cultural student population 19.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

There is a severe shortage of ethnic minority professionals at every level of education, charity finds

Ethnic minority professionals are under-represented at every level of education, according to a new report from youth employment charity Elevation Networks.

The report, which analysed research on employment in UK state-funded primary and secondary schools, found that last year just 6% of state primary school teachers and 9.9% of qualified and unqualified teachers in maintained secondary schools were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Here's what parents have to say about union efforts at Alliance charter schools 19.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

The fight to unionize the largest provider of charter schools in Los Angeles is beginning to divide parents.

At a news conference Wednesday, a small group of parents, community organizers and United Teachers Los Angeles members complained that they felt pressured by Alliance College-Ready Public...

Also found in: [+]
Durango public school enrollment up about 90 students 19.11.2015 Durango Herald
An increase of 90 students in Durango School District 9-R is a relief to a district that has been running at a deficit and pulling from reserves for the last two years. The increase in students will bring in an additional $189,000, Superintendent Dan Snowberger said. “Clearly, our community is growing,” Snowberger...
Also found in: [+]
Can Affordable Housing Help Retain Teachers? 18.11.2015 American Prospect
On December 1, Allison Leshefsky, an elementary school gym teacher in San Francisco, will be evicted from the rent-controlled apartment she’s lived in for the past ten years. She and her partner pay $2,000 a month in rent, but if their place were put on the market, it would likely go for at least $5,000 a month—far more than any public school teacher could afford. As of August 2015 , one-bedroom apartments in San Francisco rented for an average of $2,965 a month, and two-bedrooms for $3,853. Leshefsky’s landlord, who manages and partially owns nine San Francisco properties, has gained notoriety for evicting or allegedly forcing tenants out, in order to rent their units for more money. Leshefsky has decided to finish out the school year teaching in San Francisco, even if that means paying jacked up prices for an air mattress she finds on Craigslist. “I'm making a commitment to get through the rest of the year regardless of whose couch I'm on or whose overpriced house I'm in,” she says. “I'm making a ...
Also found in: [+]
Today: Syrians on Edge in the U.S. 18.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Fear and Loathing in the U.S. In the wake of the attacks on Paris, Syrian refugees in the U.S. have become a political flashpoint. Roughly half the...
Also found in: [+]
Essential California: L.A.'s campaign for charter schools 18.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Good morning. It is Wednesday, Nov. 18. Where can you find some of America's best BBQ? One group thinks it's in Napa. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Homeless crisis It's not a state of emergency, but the Los Angeles City Council voted...
Also found in: [+]
How to solve the LAUSD puzzle 16.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking a new superintendent, who will oversee a system with a $12.6-billion budget, 650,000 students, 90,000 employees and many challenges. Below, education experts, parents, teachers, students and others discuss what the district's priorities should...
Also found in: [+]
The Daily 202: Refugee backlash brewing across the United States 16.11.2015 Washington Post: Politics
The Daily 202: Refugee backlash brewing across the United States
Also found in: [+]
Laurene Powell Jobs launches college-support program in Watts 16.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs and an important player in the funding of hotly debated education reforms in the U.S., is expanding her involvement in Los Angeles schools.

Her organization, College Track, announced last week it will support dozens of students attending...

Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 7,848