Archive for 2017- Page 3

    • Lawmakers move to educate kids on human trafficking

      (Fla.) A pair of bills introduced this week would require middle and high school health classes to include lessons on the dangers of human trafficking and how to spot the signs to identify victims or traffickers themselves.

      CONTINUE READING
    • Most federal ed funds safe, at least for now

      (District of Columbia) Congress is likely to maintain education funding through the end of the federal fiscal year without making too many big changes, but expectations for 2018 are not as optimistic.

      CONTINUE READING
    • Federal suit calls history curriculum anti-Hindu

      (Calif.) This week the state board of education will go into closed session to consider a federal civil rights suit filed by followers of Hinduism who claim new history and social science content standards are discriminatory.

      CONTINUE READING
    • Poor air quality highlights repair needs in Boston schools

      (Mass.) Almost three-quarters of elementary and middle schools in Boston have deficient or poor ventilation, according to new city report released last week.

      CONTINUE READING
    • The cornerstones of accountability for SWD

      In general, when all the federal requirements for measuring the progress of students with disabilities are solidified, there will be at least six areas for which every school will be held accountable. These are:

      CONTINUE READING
    • Writers’ workshop builds student educational skills

      (Penn.) One student grapples with the notion that she may be on the autism spectrum, but fears the idea of getting tested and the implications of knowing for sure. Another explores the difficulty of alcohol abuse in the family, and a third discusses the feelings of a parent never coming home.

      CONTINUE READING
    • State charter group takes off the gloves in battle with CTA

      (Calif.) Wealthy supporters of charter schools have never been slow to put up big dollars backing candidates or ballot measures they believe will help the movement. But the state’s umbrella organization–the California Charter School Association–has traditionally been far more circumspect when it came to picking fights.

      CONTINUE READING
    • Remediation rates inflated by poor assessment process

      (Calif.) While preparing students for higher education remains a primary goal of the state’s high schools, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said Wednesday that inaccurate readiness testing by colleges refers too many incoming freshmen into remediation programs.

      CONTINUE READING
    • Charters would get more time to make facility moves

      (Calif.) In an effort to make charter school facilities ruled illegal in a recent court case compliant, state officials are recommending the unauthorized uses be allowed to temporarily remain open under a state waiver process.

      CONTINUE READING
    • ESSA requirements for English learners and immigrants

      The Every Student Succeeds Act requires schools to establish, improve and reform programs for English learners and immigrants. The tone of the words delivering this mandate is loud and clear – Congress is pushing for high performance. The time to begin planning for expansion and upgrades is now.

      CONTINUE READING