The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington sent a letter Coachella Valley USD, chastising education officials for allowing "gross stereotyping" at Coachella Valley High School in school murals, football halftime shows, and the mascot in general.
A federal investigation of the West Contra Costa school district revealed a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that schools officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights said.
Results continue upward trend but achievement gaps between whites and blacks, whites and Hispanics, and low-income and more affluent students persist. And far less than half of U.S. students are performing at levels deemed proficient.
The student, who is Jehovah's Witness and prohibited by the religion from worshiping objects, refused on religious grounds, the investigation found. Officials said teacher Anne Daigle-McDonald twice placed the student's hand over his heart when the class recited the pledge.
This is the web site the district will use to sell 27 closed school buildings. Some have already received interest. Drexel University was looking at University City High School, and Temple University has its eye on William Penn High.
The programs are still in their infancy, so questions remain about dogs that can distract, scare or send kids into sneezing fits. But they think they can cultivate their ideas to help schools across the country stay safe.
Parents and members of the community were invited to observe classroom activities and to participate in after-school discussions about education policies. The movement was backed by the North Carolina Association of Educators in an effort to raise awareness against the recent cutback of government spending on public education.
Further bringing marijuana into the mainstream, Colorado voters decided Tuesday to treat the blossoming industry like other businesses by passing hefty taxes designed to raise money for schools and regulation.
A coalition of parents wants the state to force Portland Public Schools to increase high school instructional time and has filed a complaint alleging the district fails to meet minimum requirements for class hours.
A $1-billion plan to put an iPad into the hands of every Los Angeles student and teacher could prove difficult to sustain financially after about three years, based on figures provided by the L.A. Unified School District.