Chris Truax on 1st Amendment Rights & Mob Rule

Oops! It appears that Javascript has been disabled in your browser, and this application’s great experience relies on Javascript to function properly On a three-lane highway, I’m happiest in the middle one, though on occasion I slide over to the left or right....

School-Wise News Burst

Oops! It appears that Javascript has been disabled in your browser, and this application’s great experience relies on Javascript to function properly. SCHOOL-WISE NEWS BURST: Signs of the times… ·      Diana Tirado, an eighth grade teacher at West Gate K-8 School,...

Why Teachers Are Taking to the Streets

Oops! It appears that Javascript has been disabled in your browser, and this application’s great experience relies on Javascript to function properly Teacher morale has declined dramatically over the past ten years or so, resulting now in educators protesting in the...

It’s a Fact

The pro-choice, pro-privatization EdNext finds that 63% of surveyed respondents in the walk-out states support increasing teacher pay, and there's been a 7% uptick to support increased public school funding. Plus, while in 2014, 54% supported charter schools, that...

America’s Locked-Up Schools

As USA Today's Greg Toppo recently noted, most of our public schools are locked up and require a keycard or for visitors to be buzzed in by someone in the main office--but only after they've identified themselves and stated their purpose. They may very well be...

News Worth Noting

This in-like-a-lion and out-like-a-lamb month of March starts off on the 2nd with Read Across America Day, followed happily by Daylight Saving Time on the 12th, St. Patrick's Day on the 17th, and the Spring Equinox on the 20th. Meanwhile, however: America reels from...

Message This: Social Media Is Toxic for Kids

According to Common Sense Media research, teens now spend an average of nine hours a day glued to their devices, with tweens not all that far behind at six. And that doesn't account for tech's use in our nation's classrooms, nor all the computer-required assignments...

9 Upsetting Education News Items

Charters and private school vouchers continue taking center stage, along with the Common Core and all the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) state proposals now in the hands of the U.S. Department of Education. At the same time, tech keeps increasing its domination...

Oops! It appears that Javascript has been disabled in your browser, and this application’s great experience relies on Javascript to function properly.         Society keeps changing dramatically, with many saying not for the better. For...

9 Worrisome School-Related Statistics

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 37% of black, first-time college students who enrolled in 2011-12 were no longer in school after three years. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 30% of Hispanic, first-time college...

Even More Student Data Collecting under ESSA

As Daarel Burnette II reported in the October 26th issue of Education Week, state-issued school report cards are in for a make-over in both appearance and information, and that's no easy matter. It's also a concern for those dubious about the merits of data...