Politics & Education - Page 2

  • SPI candidate woos teachers with higher pay proposal

    (Calif.) Marshall Tuck, charter advocate and candidate for state schools chief, has called for an increase in beginning teacher salaries as well as no-interest loans to college students willing to commit to teaching in the public schools.

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  • Homeless youth bill may improve rural school services

    (Calif.) A bill aimed at reducing poverty among all children in California may also present an opportunity for rural schools to offer more programs and resources for homeless students.

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  • Schools, court and community partner to lower truancy

    (Ohio) In an effort to keep more children in school and out of the juvenile justice system, local school administrators, community leaders, juvenile court officials and representatives from the prosecutor’s office are working to develop new procedures and programming aimed at reducing truancy.

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  • Think tank claims suspensions evenly meted out

    (Calif.) A libertarian public policy think tank has suggested that the Trump administration reverse a long-standing protocol aimed at reducing suspensions in public schools, arguing it is a necessary strategy to keep order in the nation’s classroom.

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  • The Garden State stays on path to reduce chronic absenteeism

    (N.J.) Schools in which at least 10 percent of students are considered chronically absent will be required to develop a plan to reduce absenteeism with help from local families under a New Jersey bill headed for the governor’s desk.

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