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The Florida Legislature has finally figured out how to destroy public education — under the guise of "school choice." After all, everybody likes choice, unless it involves abortion, contraception or gay marriage.
Glastonbury, Conn. teacher Scott Minnick compared the educational system to a tripod. One of the legs, he told the governor Tuesday night, is a "socioeconomic problem that ... teachers cannot fix." Then why, Minnick asked, does the education reform bill in the state legislature focus on teachers?
It came down to the final day and an unusual closed-door meeting by the entire House of Representatives, but the Legislature approved an education overhaul bill continuing Wyoming’s effort to help better prepare its public school students.
Several Ridge (New Haven, Conn.) Road School parents asked the Board of Education to restore seven special education-related positions that were cut from the 2012-13 budget.
The Florida Senate will have an opportunity to vote on Senate Bill 1718, the Parent Empowerment Act.
Some think this bill puts control of a child‘s education back into parent’s hands, others have said that it takes away parental choice.
The Oregon Board of Education will continue to take steps toward adopting rules that could ban Native American mascots from schools across the state.
Racial disparities in school discipline – including suspensions, expulsions and arrests – remain alarmingly high in districts and states across the country.
In between back-to-back speaking engagments in Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with sometime political adversary Gov. Rick Perry to discuss a possible waiver on the No Child Left Behind Act.
Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson pre-filed Senate Bill 374 (PDF), to repeal the state’s ill-advised Science Education Act of 2008.
Efforts to revamp public education are increasingly focused on evaluating teachers using student test scores, but school districts nationwide are only beginning to deal with the practical challenges of implementing those changes.
In January Michigan senate Democrats unveiled a proposal that would send all Michigan-educated high schoolers to a state university for free.