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Our Q&A with Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and education advocate

2 hours agoNews : BlogPost

This story originally appeared in The Lily, a publication of The Washington Post. In the past two weeks, Malala Yousafzai turned 20, graduated high school, joined Twitter and set off on a summer-long trip throughout the world to meet with young girls and help them fight for their right to education. The Girl Power Trip is taking […]

Only 3 In 5 Gun Owners Have Received Firearms Training

Forty percent of America’s gun owners have not received any formal firearms training, according to a new study from the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health. The study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, is the first of its kind in more than 20 years. In those two decades, “that number hasn’t meaningfully changed […]

How the School Privatization Agenda Turns Public School Parents into Feeling Like They Are Criminals

How parents who send their kids to free public schools became the latest in a long list of "takers" In researching an upcoming article I’m writing about the St. Louis school system, and the district’s ongoing funding crisis, I came across an astonishing example of who wins and who loses in current approaches to government budget balancing. Show More Summary

$6m in workers compensation paid out to public school teachers

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT’s public schools can be risky workplaces with figures showing almost 700 staff were assaulted in one year, and separate data revealing that nearly $6 million in workers compensation had been paid out to teachers in the past five years. The Education Directorate said there were 679 reported incidents of verbal and physical violence towards […]

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: ABA Censures Texas Southern Law School Fol…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: ABA Censures Texas Southern Law School Following Gender Discrimination Complaint By Associate Dean. Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law was publicly censured...Show More Summary

NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools

NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools by Jim Horn Every year American public school educators send approximately a billion and a half dollars to the National Education Association and over half that amount to the American Federation of Teachers. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Signs Transgender Student Rights Bill

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

CBS News reports: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities. Show More Summary

Mom RAMPAGES On School After Discovering Why They Threw His Lunch Away In Front Of Him

A kindergarten student was the victim of an embarrassing food shaming that occurred at the Romeo Dallaire Public School.  Mother Elaina Daoust shared the story of how her child was told he could

New York City’s opioid crisis seeps into public schools

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

She's 16 and a typical New York City high school kid — for better and worse.

ABA Censures Texas Southern Law School Following Gender Discrimination Complaint By Associate Dean

ABA, Public Notice of Council Decision to Censure Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshal School of Law and Direct it to Take Remedial Action (Standards 104, 205(b)) ABA, Public Notice of Council Decision to Direct Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law to Take Remedial Action (Standards 301(a), 309(b), and...

Christie OKs law to give schools transgender policy guidance

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students. The civil rights group Garden State Equality applauded … Click to Continue »

Supreme Court sets Sept. 5 hearing on charter school funding

A case affecting funding for more than 30 Louisiana charter schools is set for arguments Sept. 5 before the state Supreme Court. Charter schools are tax-funded public schools operated by … Click to Continue »

Special session slated if Rauner doesn't get school bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will call lawmakers into special session to deal with public school funding if they don't send him legislation on the issue by Monday. The Republican … Click to Continue »

Texas Senate revives school vouchers amid House opposition

A Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives. Supporters say only about 30,000 students would … Click to Continue »

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Jo Ann Fujioka abruptly withdrew her candidacy for a seat on the Denver Public Schools board due to a loss of union support. Fujioka’s platform seems to be right out the union playbook. She opposes school closures, new charter schools, and Betsy DeVos. She wanted to run on a three-member slate in order to coordinate … Continue reading "Local Control"

Could slot machines be the key to more effective HIV testing?

A new Yale School of Public Health study found that slot machines, or "one-armed bandits," may offer a clue to how AIDS programs can better locate persons living with undiagnosed HIV infection.

Feedback: Florida turns to crowdsourcing science classes

A new law lets anyone challenge what is taught in public schools. Plus: dark energy in power pills, elemental fixes, stopped clocks, and more

Crucial Court Case Could Spell Doom For Ethnic Studies in Public Schools

Advocates are holding their breath over a case that could determine the fate of Mexican American studies in Arizona. Throughout elementary school and middle school, Leo Herrera received a different kind of social studies curriculum. In addition to learning the basics of U.S. Show More Summary

Delaware Governor Aims to Make Local Schools More LGBTQ Inclusive

Delaware Governor John Carney has issued a directive for the education department to draft anti-discrimination policies to protect LGBTQ students in the state’s public and charter schools. The memo was sent to Delaware’s Education Secretary...Show More Summary

Chicago schools chief vows classes will start on time

Chicago Public Schools officials are promising that school will open on time regardless of whether a critical funding law is enacted. Forrest Claypool is the school district's chief executive officer. … Click to Continue »

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