Members of the Chicago teachers union and some Chicago parents are protesting this week’s decision made by union officials to fire 1,400 union employees and make $200 million in budget cuts all in order to meet its pending pension obligation.
Three victims of sexual assault are suing the University of California Berkeley and the University of California Board of Regents for allegedly failing to properly prevent, investigate and handle sexual assaults that reportedly took place while they were taking classes at the school.
Following a year of technology problems and complaints from angry parents, Ohio has become the latest state to dump the federally-funded PARCC Common Core test consortium.
Public sector unions, the bedrock of the Democratic Party base, reacted with horror on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could release employees from paying mandatory fees to unions representing their professions.
Flint Dollar, who is represented by attorney Charles E. Cox, Jr., says he signed a contract with the school on May 1, 2014 and announced to school officials he would be marrying his gay partner the following October without any objection from them, reports The Telegraph. He was fired three weeks later.
According to the Washington Post, Chelsea Clinton’s image-makers made sure to edit marketing materials for the Clintons’ visit and also edit the introductory remarks of a high school student. Clinton’s handlers even supervised how much time she spent on campus.
Since the advent of the written exam people have found ways to cheat.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education (USED), under Secretary Arne Duncan, posted an image of its logo that incorporated a rainbow to show its support for the contentious ruling.
Finally, the recognition I deserve. I’m delighted to share with readers that I’ve just been appointed the first visiting professor of Men’s Studies at Oberlin College.
“By imposing inflexible notice requirements on certain curricula, House Bill 332 would be an impediment to an adaptable learning environment, which is critical to helping our students develop the skills and critical thinking necessary for success in the 21st century economy,” the Democrat governor said in a veto message.
An English junior school which doesn’t discipline its children and tells them to ignore exams because they’re all unique has been given a ‘good’ rating by the school inspection quango Ofsted. Barrowford Primary school in Lancashire hit headlines last year
Walker, a likely 2016 contender, has recently affirmed what has been true of Wisconsin school districts all along – that they can choose their own standards. To his credit, he has also proposed defunding the Smarter Balanced test, a product of one of the federally funded, interstate Common Core test consortia. Grassroots parents groups, however, say Walker’s proposed new state exam – called the “Badger Exam,” is also aligned with the Common Core standards.
On Thursday, the California State Assembly passed the SB 277, which mandates child vaccinations as a condition of private and public school enrollment, by a vote of 46-30. Democrats and Republicans were divided within their own parties over the bill, which ultimately passed with bipartisan support. Due to amendments, however, the bill was immediately ordered back to the State Senate, where it previously passed.
California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) is calling on the San Diego Unified School District to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary School because of its namesake’s ties to the Confederacy.
Debate over Confederate symbols continues to intensify in Southern states, with public universities in the middle of the controversy in South Carolina, Texas and Mississippi. University leaders are speaking out against the use of Confederate symbols — although not always fast enough to satisfy some students and civil rights leaders.
A San Francisco high school will offer the first-of-its-kind “LGBT Studies” course next fall.
Jindal has heard the complaints of many parents in his state and has said that as a parent himself he could see the difficulties his own son was having with Common Core math. Ultimately, he unveiled an aggressive plan to eliminate Common Core in Louisiana, one that exposed how the state board of education and department of education can attempt to work around government rules and the state legislature in order to meet its own goals.
A teacher and aide could lose their jobs over a February 26 incident involving duct tape and students in a remedial learning class that authorities are now calling a practical joke that got out of hand. Oceanside Police were
Are four-year colleges any better than community colleges? Americans don’t think so, according to a new Gallup survey that finds 66 percent of respondents rated the quality of community colleges as “excellent” or “good,” while 70 percent rated four-year colleges the same way.
The vice president of content and scoring management at Pearson North America agreed to a comparison of the training for scorers of the Common Core tests to how a restaurant chain monitors its employees’ work.