A recent study shows that 87% of state history standards include no mention of Native American history after 1900. However, 90% of states surveyed reported that they are working to improve the quality of and access to Native American education curriculum.
Glendale USD has joined Los Angeles USD and state officials in filing litigation against the e-cigarette maker. The recent suit claims Juul created “an epidemic of youth vaping that impedes student learning and puts the health and safety of Glendale Unified students at risk.“ One aim is to recover the costs of “battling” the epidemic.
The Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry was spurred by a budget presented last spring by the New York district’s former CFO. The city of Rochester used that budget to borrow $50 million in government bonds for school payroll and expenses, which is typical. But the CFO didn’t tell anyone that the budget was $30 million in the red.
While Gov. Ron DeSantis wants lawmakers to increase school funding by hundreds of millions of dollars, including a $600 million commitment to teacher pay, there’s a better approach. Keep the increase—but send it straight to school districts, giving them the flexibility to use it to meet their communities’ needs.
Valencia Newcomer School in Phoenix is among a handful of U.S. public schools dedicated to helping some of the thousands of children who arrive in the country each year. The children are learning the English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed.
The College Board abandoned its school-adversity scores after a public outcry. But The Wall Street Journal obtained those scores, and then asked a Georgetown University data scientist to use them to adjust the average SAT results of 10,353 high schools where at least 30 students took the SAT.
Coding, the ability to read and write the language of computer software, is considered an important future skill, a fluency in the common langue of a connected, technological, global economy. In Finland, they are using chess, a game at least 1,300 years old, to teach it.
Too often, students shy away from challenging tasks that require them to step out of their comfort zones. As educators, our goal is to create an environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and are willing to persevere through difficulties.
Many parents are rightly concerned about the possibility that their children may one day abuse alcohol. A parent can be proactive by getting involved in alcohol abuse prevention efforts at their child’s school, says guest columnist C. Kevin Synnott, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University.
The expectation that technology will transform education and revolutionize the learning process can be overwhelming. A better approach is to embrace the “Keep it simple, stupid” philosophy, says guest columnist Eric Curts, a technology integration specialist in Ohio and a featured FETC 2020 speaker.