Public Education

In-school discussion about activism not consistent, research shows

Recent research about how teacher education programs teach about activism revealed that discussions about protest, activism and advocacy are not being avoided, yet many schools are not overly proactive about inclusion of activism within their curriculum. Stephanie Schroeder, assistant professor of education (social studies education) in Penn State's College of...
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The Remote Learning Paradox: Some Educators, Parents Want to Keep Online Classes Option Even Though Instruction Suffered

Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Here’s the paradox about remote learning: During the pandemic it has not gone particularly well. And an increasing number of states such as New Jersey and school districts like New York City are prohibiting public schools from offering a remote option next year.
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This is our moment to reinvent school

As schools wind down and families begin to settle in for the summer, school districts across the United States are deliberating how to allocate the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) dollars in the coming year. And while so much of the public school dialogue is understandably about addressing learning loss, we must not lose sight of the unique moment that we’re facing on the heels of the pandemic.

InvestorNewsBreaks – Emaginos Inc. Announces Company Exec Featured in Recent Stock2Me Podcast

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. Emaginos Inc. president Allan Jones was a guest on a recent episode of the Stock2Me Podcast. The Stock2Me Podcast features an array of companies and individuals, many of whom are actively revolutionizing age-old business practices within their respective markets. Emaginos is focused on transforming K-12 public schools to a model composed of integrated proven best practices. During the interview with host Stuart Smith, Jones talked about recent news that the company has submitted a U.S. patent application for its EdManage analytics platform for public education; Jones also shared the background behind the development of the EdManage program and the benefits the program delivers to both students and teachers. “A few years ago, our director of education, Dr. Keith Larick, was school superintendent in Tracy, California,” said Emaginos president Allan Jones during the interview. “He gave three teachers a clean slate and one year to design the best possible school based on proven best education practices. They did that, and they’ve created an amazing program that’s been very effective for years. What we’re trying to do is take their model and make it available to other schools. That’s our goal – to transform schools to this very successful model used at the Tracy Learning Center.”
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Map: See which states have passed critical race theory bills

In a matter of months, Republican lawmakers in nearly half of the states have proposed legislation to limit the teaching of concepts such as racial equity and white privilege. In some cases, those concepts have been inaccurately described as “critical race theory” — a decades-old academic premise that contends systemic racism remains central to much of American life and its legal system.
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Statement opposing restricting the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public education institutions

American Historical Assoc.; Assoc. of American Colleges & Universities; PEN America. We, the undersigned associations and organizations, state our firm opposition to a spate of legislative proposals being introduced across the country that target academic lessons, presentations, and discussions of racism and related issues in American history in schools, colleges and universities.

Will the next school year 2021-2022 last one more month? The truth behind the SEP announcement

This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. After the publication of the document 'Vamos de Regreso' by the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) , many parents, teachers and students feel confused by the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year . Due to the dates, you might think that the classes will last another month, but if you analyze a little, the truth is different.
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Privatization of education undermines civil liberties for students and families

Policy, politics and progressive commentary At least one private school in Nevada is searching family computers and using the information they find to shame students and parents into withdrawing, keeping thousands of dollars in tuition and fees in the process. This grotesque invasion of privacy leaves families with few options to ensure continuity in their child’s education. But this privacy… Continue Reading Privatization of education undermines civil liberties for students and families The post Privatization of education undermines civil liberties for students and families appeared first on Nevada Current.

Why Not Call It Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

A New Jersey school district has voted to eliminate “the names of all religious and secular holidays from the school calendar … opting for the more generic description ‘Day Off.’” You can guess the reason. They used those increasingly popular words — “inclusive” and “equitable.”. No more Christmas, Hanukkah, Memorial...
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SPLC offers guide on immigrant students’ right to a public education

The Southern Poverty Law Center today released a guide designed to help families and advocates of immigrant children defend a student’s right to a public education. The guide – Protecting Immigrant Students’ Rights to a Public Education – explains the legal framework and rights of immigrant children and families to enroll and participate fully in public schools. The guide offers resources, including a sample letter, to aid advocates in communicating with the school if a child is prevented from enrolling.

After Months Of Special Education Turmoil, Families Say Schools Owe Them

More than 7 million school children receive special education services nationwide - at least they did before the pandemic. The services covered things like speech, occupational and physical therapy and behavioral counseling. But when schools closed in the spring of 2020, many of these vital services stopped. And more than a year later, in some places, they still haven't fully restarted. Now many parents, caregivers and attorneys are starting to ask schools, what are you going to do to make up for all that these children have lost? NPR's Cory Turner and freelance reporter Rebecca Klein have that story.