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How a college girl changed her school’s

Editor’s note: This article is part of Fast Company Spark, a new initiative for middle and high school readers. No tank tops, leggings, or shorts that can’t pass the “fingertip rule,” with hemlines that are no longer than a student’s fingertips when their arms hang down at their sides. These are the types of dress […]

Mpl. the teachers’ strike continues; d

Negotiations continue Monday between the Minneapolis school district and its teachers’ union as the group’s strike stretches into another school week. After the weekend mediation sessions, district chiefs and union leaders both said they wanted to end the strike quickly. District officials said their latest offer represents a “financial limit.” Classes are canceled Monday and […]

Students staying after school with an ey...

March 12 – Students at Emmet Belknap Middle School are preparing for the state math and English language (ELA) tests and this year school administrators decided the experience would be a little different. One of the ideas put forward by parents at a recent “raising awareness” meeting was that children who do everything right and […]

San Diego County and Oceanside Union Sch...

It has been nearly two years since millions of students were first driven out of local schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, many have wondered if online learning is slowing academic progress, and if so, by how much. That question has proven difficult to answer, as in light of the virus, California skipped […]

Critical Race Theory Opens New Opportuni...

Amid the heated national controversy over CRT in schools, some Black educators are openly using the framework to help students better understand history and contextualize current events. March 8, 2022 Most American students graduate from high school never learning a full, unvarnished account of their nation‘s story. Systemic racism within the education system, historical erasure […]

Colorado Schools Got More Money For Engl...

New staff, additional training for teachers and money going directly to schools. These are some of the things some districts in Colorado have planned with new state funds to better serve students learning English. But other districts that have also received these funds and serve tens of thousands of English learners have no plans to […]

Monessen STEM Instructor Wins Scholarshi...

Matthew Strine students at Monessen Middle/High School explored business and technology using 3D printers to create and sell custom keychains and cube-shaped fidget toys. It’s part of the district’s Maker Space program that the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teacher worked to launch — an effort that won him a $1,000 grant from the […]

2 years later, what have we learned abou...

The new question of the week is: What lessons have teachers learned since the first school closures two years ago? My friend, colleague, and co-author Katie Hull Sypnieski and I co-wrote this answer to the question. We are both seasoned teachers in the Sacramento City Unified School District and have co-authored several books on teaching […]

South Jersey schools brace for end of ma...

In just over a week, on March 7, New Jersey school districts will be free to adopt their own mask policies, with most South Jersey schools taking the opportunity to remove breathing screens. This means New Jersey students, who have been forced to learn remotely or attend school under state mask mandates since the COVID-19 […]

School Board Considers Superintendent Sh...

SIBLEY—Addressing staffing options, including the top job, was the top concern of the Sibley-Ocheyedan ​​Education Board on Monday February 14. Superintendent James Craig sought advice from the board after receiving a request to consider sharing a superintendent position with the Harris-Lake Park School District. The administrator there has accepted another position, and the district would […]

The Dual Immersion Academy receives a gr...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Dual Immersion Academy will improve its outdoor spaces this summer thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The Mesa Valley County School District 51 Grounds Department will remove aging equipment from behind the school to make room for new grant-funded play equipment. The new equipment will […]

Valentine’s Day School Board Meeting – A

Submitted by John Arbeeny. Two prominent and important actions were taken at the Clover Park School Board meeting last Valentine’s Day. The issue of district discipline (Policy 3241 “Student Discipline”) had been raised at a previous Board meeting (January 10, 2022) by Director David Anderson based on some shocking numbers received in a District FOIA […]

Paso Robles School District Braces for C...

Big changes are on the horizon for a few elementary schools in Paso Robles following a recent school board meeting. For 14 months, Paso People’s Action has been mobilizing to keep Georgia Brown Elementary School open. “We accomplished that, so that was a huge win,” said Yessenia Echevarria, community organizer/co-founder of Paso People’s Action. At […]

San Francisco recall vote fueled by ange...

SAN FRANCISCO — As Election Day approached, a flurry of messages swept through the phones of the Chinese-American community in San Francisco. “Don’t forget to vote,” read a message in Chinese from campaign organizer Selena Chu. “And fire commissioners who discriminate against us and disrespect our community.” The lopsided victory in a recall election on […]

Dakota Language Classes Will Be Offered ...

Dakota Language Classes Will Be Offered at Red Wing Public Schools The Prairie Island Indian community, its tribal council, and the district’s Native American Parent Advisory Committee led efforts to launch a new program to teach students the Dakota language. (FOX 9) – The Dakota language has been spoken for thousands and thousands of years, […]

Why liberal suburbs are facing a new rou...

David Fleishman, the superintendent of schools in Newton, Mass., an affluent suburb of Boston, said he recently received a message from a parent who was pushing for an end to mask mandates in classrooms. But first, he said, the individual felt the need to assure him, “I’m not a Trump supporter.” While Newton, like much […]

San Francisco school board saga heads to...

A seemingly endless amount of drama, name-calling, lawsuits and outrage from parents and city officials have turned the San Francisco school board saga into a gripping pandemic spectacle that is about to unfold in the urns. A special election on Tuesday will decide the fate of three school board members, all Democrats, in a vote […]

Newtown School Budget Goes to Public Hea...

NEWTOWN — The Board of Education held a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 27, to seek comments on the 2022-23 education budget proposal. Residents expressed support for the newly created position of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, suggesting that administrative support be added to help this effort, as well as support for curriculum and instruction […]

Congratulations to Oak Ridge Schools Tea...

Oak Ridge Schools officials announced their Teachers of the Year, along with the selections for District-wide Teacher Assistant and Principal of the Year. The Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding teachers in Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Education staff applaud teachers who care about children, who dedicate their professional lives to enriching the lives of […]

Named Palm Beach County Principal and Te...

WEST PALM BEACH — In a year focused on addressing learning loss, Palm Beach County Public School leaders on Tuesday recognized educators who have found new ways to improve student learning on campuses with outsized challenges. As Principal of the Year, the school district named Robera Walker, the principal of Belle Glade Elementary, who saw […]

Longtime Ramona Unified School Board mem...

Ramona resident Kim Lasley, who had a passion for helping children and served on the Ramona Unified School Board for more than a decade, died of cancer on Sunday. Ramona Unified School Board President Daryn Drum said Lasley has demonstrated her dedication to children through many acts of kindness. Lasley, through the Ramona Rotary Club, […]

St. Vrain Valley School District’s parti

Zachary Schultz was a student at Altona Middle School when his computer science teacher first sparked Schultz’s interest in cybersecurity through a contest called CyberPatriot. “She just said to our seventh grade class, ‘Hey, that’s really cool stuff; it’s basically teaching you how to protect a computer,” Schultz said. “You can go to the nationals. […]

Spotlight on APS Schools During Choice W...

Job : January 20, 2022 Spotlight on APS Schools During Choice Week National School Choice Week runs from January 23-29 National School Choice Week is a time to brag about APS schools, teachers, staff and, of course, students. There is a lot of fantastic and innovative learning in our schools, so why not honk your […]

Bilingual LPS Liaison Officers help immi...

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – When families new to the United States travel to Nebraska, Lincoln Public Schools offers a special program to help ease that transition. The need has grown over the years, and Wednesday’s LPS “Learning Breakfast” highlighted the people who are there for immigrant and refugee families every step of the way. LPS […]

ROWVA School Board, parents say book lan...

The council decided to ban the course book during a closed session in November, but after outcry from parents opened the discussion to the public on Tuesday. ONEIDA, Ill. — The ROWVA school board voted Tuesday, Jan. 18, to indefinitely postpone action to suspend or allow the teaching of a young adult novel in first-grade […]

New MCSD Virtual Learning Program: Detai...

Years before the coronavirus forced schools to figure out how to teach students remotely, the Muscogee County School District began planning to implement a virtual learning program. Superintendent David Lewis had incorporated this part of his 10-year strategic plan when the MCSD Board of Directors hired him in 2013 from Polk County, Florida. On Tuesday […]

Lancaster School District faces a decisi...

When: January 11 Lancaster School District Council meeting. What happened: Board members must decide on the next phase of bilingual immersion education by February 15. Administrators, tasked with researching different methods of teaching the language, presented three scenarios at the meeting, but recommended that the district continue to freeze the program due to a lack […]

High school students prepare for a caree...

MEXICO – by Jon Longley students train as if their lives depended on it. One day, it could very well be the difference between life and death. Twice a week, a dozen high school students from Oxford County study fire science at the Region 9 School of Applied Technology. In the morning, they pull out […]

Summary of Board Actions and Public Test...

All Board meeting agendas are posted on https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public Inquiries regarding Board agenda items may be directed to the Board Services Office at 619-725-5550 or by email at [email protected] Additionally, you can attend the meeting, watch the meeting live on iTV16, watch the live webcast on https://www.sandiegounified.org/about/board_of_education, or watch the video of the meeting at any […]

Anti-Semitic flyers in Santa Monica scho...

Anti-Semitic flyers that appear to link Jews to the anti-vaccine movement were discovered Thursday morning at several Santa Monica elementary and middle schools, the latest in a string of similar incidents in Los Angeles County, authorities said. School staff members who arrived before 8 a.m. found the posters hanging on walls and signage, among other […]

Cowichan Tribes to Take Over Schools

Members of the Cowichan Tribes voted 74 percent in favor of a new education agreement with the federal government that will allow the community to manage its own education. The agreement will cover two existing Cowichan Tribes schools – a Kindergarten to Grade 4 elementary school which is extended to Grade 7 and a secondary […]

Greyhound graduate student named New Mex...

Lorynn Guerrero, who will graduate from Eastern New Mexico University in May with a Masters in Educational Administration, has been named New Mexico Teacher of the Year 2022 by the New Mexico Department of Public Education. Mexico for his role as an English teacher at the New America School. in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The […]

Central Bucks officials vote against CDC...

A week after the Central Bucks School District canceled classes in part due to staff issues related to the pandemic, school board members rejected a health and safety update to accommodate the news national recommendations. The board of directors voted 6 to 3 on Tuesday against the changes proposed by member, Dr. Mariam Mahmud, after […]

Cowichan Tribes to open own school distr...

Little students in Miss Tommy’s kindergarten class at Quw’utsun Smuneem School sang proudly and fluently in their Hul’qumi’num language on Tuesday. The younger generation of Cowichan tribesmen learn the ways of their people – and the pride of the culture – at their own Indigenous school in Duncan, after years of suppression for their ancestors. […]

Purdue Northwest Appoints New Dean of Hu...

Anne E. Gregory has been named the next Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest, effective January 3. Gregory, according to the announcement, was selected through a national search process. Purdue University Northwest has campuses in Hammond and Westville, Ind. “Dr. Gregory’s leadership in roles similar to both […]

New science program implemented in Jopli...

JOPLIN, Mo. – You may remember “See Spot Run” as a crucial step in learning to read.But the Joplin School District is taking a new approach, focusing on science and how young brains make the connection to literacy. It’s called “LETRS”, which stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. “Kids, how they […]

Central Bucks Student Coder Creates Amaz...

With just four words, a tech-savvy teenager from Bucks County made it easy to learn about upcoming events in Pennsylvania’s third largest school district. “Alexa – open Central Bucks.” Alaina Ahuja, 13, an eighth grade student at Tamanend Middle School, created an Amazon Alexa skill for parents and students at 23 schools in the Central […]

Farewell, 2021. Hello and happy new year...

BEREA, Ohio – As the year draws to a close, it’s hard to resist thinking about the people, places, and events that have appeared in this space in 2021, so let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. JANUARY: Berea Kind signs began to appear, for the first time, in the front yards and windows […]

Stand for Children tackles inequalities ...

Like many parents, Irma Perdomo has high hopes for her 11-year-old daughter, Bryana. “I love hearing my daughter tell me… that she wants to be like me when she grows up,” Perdomo said in Spanish. “But because I didn’t go to college, I tell her, well, she must be more than me.” “But you help […]

Welcoming Afghan schoolchildren: How edu...

register here for the daily 74’s newsletter. Donate here to support independent journalism of the 74. James Sayavong knows what it’s like to be a refugee in America. His father was a military officer in Laos when the Communists invaded his country after the United States withdrew from Vietnam and its environs. Her mother buried […]

Sarasota School District, Teachers Union...

The Sarasota Classified / Teachers Association and the Sarasota County School District have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for school employees. The employment contract, which must be ratified in a vote by the district’s approximately 5,200 employees, covers the 2021-22 school year. School districts statewide typically finalize employee contracts mid-year because districts don’t […]

Language learning increases global aware...

“Twenty years ago I couldn’t put two words together in English, but I knew I wanted to be the best teacher I could be,” said Loridia Urquiza, teacher of the year 2022 at Booker High School and Sarasota County Schools. District 2022 High School Teacher of the Year. “Thanks to this great nation, I’m here, […]

Outdoor learning programs aim to connect...

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – For most schools, the past two years have brought a complicated assessment of the risks of being in a classroom: face-to-face versus virtual learning, masks, class sizes, ventilation. But a growing number of schools across the country have been getting around many of these concerns by abandoning the classroom. In La […]

CFISD student-athletes give back for the...

Several Cy-Fair ISD teams and intermediate and high school student athletes gave back to their communities for the holidays. The Christmas Wishes initiative – a toy drive hosted by KSBJ radio and Be A Resource Houston – saw participation from the entire school district’s athletics department, a CFISD press release said. Christmas Wishes strives to […]

WIDA receives $ 2.6 million to develop p...

December 21, 2021 WIDA, an education services organization within the UW-Madison School of Education, received $ 2.6 million from the US Department of Education to launch Rural Educators Self-Reflecting and Practicing Equity-Centered Teaching with English Learners ( Project RESPECT), a program that will help rural K-8 teachers deliver effective and equitable literacy instruction to multilingual […]

NCSD hosts meetings to help parents lear...

Paradise Valley Elementary Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students perform a program celebrating Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat in January 2020 (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) CASPER, Wyo. – The Natrona County School District will host a meeting for parents interested in learning more about enrolling their children in bilingual immersion (DLI) programs offered at […]

Judge grants preliminary injunction in l...

KANAWHA COUNTY, West Virginia (WSAZ) – In a virtual hearing Monday, a judge granted a preliminary injunction following a lawsuit brought by parents to prevent charter schools from moving forward in the state of West Virginia without a public vote. “I accept the applicants’ request for a preliminary injunction,” Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey said […]

Phoenix Rising challenges assessment of ...

The Phoenix Rising football team wants the school district to lower the rental price for the abandoned Tonalea Elementary School site. An appraisal commissioned by officials from the Scottsdale Unified School District had recently valued the 10-acre site near 68th and Oak Streets at around $ 7.9 million with an annual rental value of $ […]

Looming TikTok challenge alarms Lancaste...

Education officials in Lancaster County and Pennsylvania are expressing concern over a nationwide threat to school safety over the TikTok video-sharing app. The threat, specific to Friday, does not describe a specific act or name a certain school or school district, instead warning “every school in the United States, even elementary,” school officials said. What […]

Palm Beach County School District Approv...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla .– The Palm Beach County School District has approved 24-hour tutoring service for its students. City Councilor Alexandria Ayala said the project was called “Paper”. “It’s 24/7 online access on an app where you can chat with tutors in any language on any topic,” she said. Ayala said the system is […]

Racial slurs found in Oak Creek High loc...

Calling the situation bad and completely unacceptable, Oak Creek Superintendent Dan Unertl said Monday his district is working to find out who is responsible for writing a racial slur in a high school locker room. The insult was discovered Friday afternoon in the locker room that the school makes available to visiting basketball teams. When […]

St. Cloud Schools Add Somali and Ojibwa ...

ST. CLOUD – Move around, Spanish and French. Next year, St. Cloud Public Schools will offer Somali and Ojibwe to all students as their languages ​​of choice. “It just makes sense for us to have it,” said Lori Posch, executive director of learning and teaching for St. Cloud Schools. “We want our students to be […]

Élise Kendall Scheffel | Obituary

With sadness for all who knew her, Elise Scheffel moved to a better place on November 15, 2021. She was born on September 1, 1939, in Norfolk, to Albert William Kendall and Margaret Elise Unthank. Elise attended Cottey College for a year on a PEO scholarship. She then received her Bachelor of Education from the […]

The world comes to Gulfport through the ...

GULFPORT, Mississippi (WLOX) – The world came to Gulfport on Friday. This is the second year of the Gulfport School District International Festival and the first time that Bayou View has hosted it. And it’s organized by the foreign language students of Gulfport High Schools. “I think what we have achieved together has manifested itself […]

KC school bus driver used racist languag...

A bus driver used “racist and inappropriate language” in front of children, the Kansas City middle school principal told families this week. Bob Brawdy / Herald of the Three Cities The principal of a Kansas City middle school in the Park Hill School District informed families this week of a video-captured incident that shows a […]

South County Events, December 5

Town Halls: Chula Vista, 5 p.m. Tuesday; Coronado, 4 p.m. Tuesday; National city, 6 p.m. TuesdaySchool Boards: San Diego Unified School District, 5 p.m. Tuesday National City Hosts Kimball Celebration The City of National City hosts its annual holiday celebration, “A Kimball Holiday,” from 2 pm to 9 pm on Saturdays at Kimball Park. Enjoy […]

Several New York School Districts Partne...

The education technology company provides high quality live education to K-12 schools, ensuring that students do not suffer from the teacher shortage crisis due to their zip code and location in New York. NEW YORK, Dec 3 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Elevate K-12, a Live Education Company, Expands Services in the State of new […]

Natrona County School District to Host D...

CASPER, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – The Natrona County School District is already preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. NCSD Kindergarten enrollment begins during the school elective enrollment window. A program of choice for parents that begins in Kindergarten is dual language immersion. “It’s really one of the strengths of the neighborhood. It offers students […]

Let the students think – or ban books?

Abbott has launched investigations into school library books with the potential goal of eliminating texts deemed “inappropriate” for those who wish to eradicate discussions of race, class, gender, colonization and LGBTQ topics. Specifically, books like “Beloved” by Toni Morrison and “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe have been targeted for deletion because they deal with racism, […]

St. Paul School Board Considering Reduce...

Defying administrators’ warnings, members of the St. Paul School Board have proposed a scaled-down school consolidation plan that removes its most controversial elements. The board of directors is yet to vote Wednesday on “Envision SPPS” by Superintendent Joe Gothard, which would close eight schools next fall, displacing nearly 3,000 students. The idea is to create […]

Tests show Kansas students lost learning...

WICHITA – It turns out that a year of closures and quarantines has produced poor test scores for Kansas schoolchildren. Over 30% of students fell behind their grade level in math and language arts in the 2020-21 school year. This marked a sharp drop that matches the COVID-19 shutdown of the in-person school in the […]

Libraries should be for everyone, not ju...

There’s a big birthday coming up in Iowa in about a month. This place we call home – those 55,800 square miles of farmland, woodland, and housing and commerce clusters – joined the Union 175 years ago on December 28. It should be the occasion of a celebration. But it probably won’t. We’re having a […]

Integrate Nuu-chah-nulth culture into a ...

Tofino, BC – During art class at Wickaninnish Community School in Tofino, Dominic Hansen volunteered to introduce himself to his class. Although they had already been to school together for almost three months, Hansen’s classmates listened to him intently, as if they were hearing him for the first time. In Nuu-chah-nulth, he shared his name, […]

The Pflugerville school board readjusts ...

The Pflugerville school board has overhauled next year’s budget without the $ 7 million that would have gone to the district as part of the tax ratification proposal that was rejected in the November election. The school board had drafted the 2022 budget before the election and had provided for these additional funds. The failed […]

Phoenix organization helps children and ...

A Stepping Stone Foundation works with underserved families and children by simultaneously providing early childhood education and parenting education. Their mission is to provide a solid family foundation for future learning. Through the group’s LEAF program, Literacy Elevates Arizona Families, it is a one-stop-shop for families in need of literacy support. These young children may […]

DPI: Ripon Area School District ‘Exceedi

This graph compares the overall DPI responsibility scores among local school districts. Graphic by Joe Schulz The Ripon Area School District (RASD) received four out of five stars on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) state reports issued for the 2020-21 school year, meaning the DPI has determined that the district “exceeds expectations” for […]

Students who started petition for slaver...

KANSAS CITY – Just over two months after students circulated a petition calling for a return to slavery at a high school in Missouri, a lawsuit was filed against the Park Hill School District, the Board of education and the superintendent on behalf of the students who were sanctioned for commenting on the petition. According […]

LA School Officials Investigate Edgenuit...

The Los Angeles Unified School District Inspector General is investigating a complaint about the District’s use of Edgenuity, a digital curriculum company that has provided educational software to the nation’s second-largest school district for at least 2015, according to emails reviewed by BuzzFeed News. A complaint filed with the agency and reviewed by BuzzFeed News […]

Hinsdale D-86 officials defend new gradi...

DARIEN, IL – Officials at Hinsdale High School District 86 are pushing back against arguments that new grading policies are the leading cause of stress and anxiety among students. Board members Jeff Waters, Debbie Levinthal and Peggy James have expressed concern about the new system. They said some classes are 90 percent or 100 percent […]

MMSD investigates anti-Asian graffiti at...

From our news partner, News 3 Now: Officials from the Madison Metropolitan School District said they were investigating after anti-Asian graffiti was found in the hallways and stairwells of East High School on Tuesday as students celebrated the Hmong New Year. In a letter to families at East High, acting principal Mikki Smith said several […]

MMSD investigates anti-Asian graffiti le...

November 24, 2021 10:12 AM Posted: November 24, 2021 10:12 AM Update: November 24, 2021 10:14 PM MADISON, Wisconsin – Madison Metropolitan School District officials said they were investigating after anti-Asian graffiti was found in the hallways and stairwells of East High School on Tuesday as students celebrated the Hmong New Year . In a […]

Kentucky Partners with Taiwan to Boost K...

The Kentucky Department of Education announced Monday that it will partner with the Taiwan Department of Education to expand Chinese teaching in Kentucky classrooms. “We know it can be difficult for our schools and districts to find qualified global language teachers,” Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass said in a press release. “This new agreement with […]

Book with mature language leads to resig...

Charles City College MOLLY MONTAG, The Globe Gazette EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been edited to correct the fact that Alecia Feckers was not reprimanded by the District. The City of Charles Education Council on Monday approved a resignation agreement with a college reading teacher. Alecia Feckers, a former eighth-grade reading teacher, resigned for reading […]