Missouri has been in the news recently because of a deadly twister that left a huge financial and human toll in Joplin, Mo.
As the effects of the natural disaster subside, it’s back to business for Governor Jay Nixon, who is grappling with the realities of a weak state budget. Education spending will inevitably bear [...]Continue Reading →
Title IX, the law that requires equal opportunities for female and male athletes in college and universities that receive federal funding, has repeatedly made appearances in the news with cases across the country that challenge its implementation. This week, title IX is back in the news with a case at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
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The United States Department of Education recently released the national report card on history, which surveyed the performance of sample student groups in grades 4, 8 and 12 and found results were low and mostly unimproved from measures taken 4 years ago.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said [...]Continue Reading →
The month of June often means caps and gowns, balloons and confetti and graduations across the country. June marks the end of the school year, summer vacations and transitions–from middle school to high school, from college to the working world.
June is also a month where lawmakers and administrators examine the state of education; from [...]Continue Reading →
This week in New Jersey, the Supreme Court ordered the state to provide 500 million dollars of additional funding to the public school system.
According to the New York Times, the ruling affects the Abbot district, which includes 31 school districts in cities such as Newark and Paterson. These districts [...]Continue Reading →
Early childhood education has been caught in something of a conundrum. On the one hand, parents, teachers and other education advocates agree that the critical learning years from ages 0-5 are and important time to begin long-term learning success. On the other hand, the pragmatic hand, funding for early childhood education has been a challenge [...]Continue Reading →
This week, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report that showed Hispanic students still lag significantly in educational achievement behind their white counterparts.
The achievement gap between Hispanics and Whites remains unchanged since 1990. Time Magazine analyzes the scores, saying the implications are especially troublesome because [...]Continue Reading →