Oklahoma’s standards include language on weather patterns, changes in the environment and variations in regional climate conditions, as well as human activity and its effect on the planet. However, teaching about how fossil fuel combustion relates to these broad categories remains optional.
A recent trend in public education spending is positive for educators: revenues are on the rise as states such as Texas, Arizona and West Virginia inject new money into school districts. While many schools will receive additional resources as a result, they won’t necessarily get the things they need most.
That we even use the word “busing” to describe what was in fact court-ordered school desegregation, and that Americans of all stripes believe that the brief period in which we actually tried to desegregate our schools was a failure, speaks to one of the most successful propaganda campaigns of the last half century.
As charter schools expand in El Paso, fueled by a sizable federal grant, three of the county’s smaller districts are hoping recent resolutions will prevent students from leaving and encourage lawmakers to do more to quell charter growth.
Four senators introduced a bill that would establish a federal fund “to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust.” The bill would finance grants to middle and high schools.
Representatives from law enforcement, research groups and the Colorado School Safety Resource Center pointed to ideas that are producing results, including programs to encourage students to support each other, training on how to handle student threats, and protocols to make sure everyone is on the same page during an emergency.
Minority students in multiple Montgomery County schools are suspended, arrested and disciplined significantly more often than their white peers. And schools officials have been looking for ways to turn those statistics around.
Debbie Baker thought she qualified for a federal program that helps teachers such as her, as well as nurses, police officers, librarians and others. The Department of Education program forgives their federal student loans if they make their payments for 10 years and work in public service.
Gov. Mike Parson bucked concerns voiced by local school administrators and signed legislation barring districts from setting an opening date for the school term that is more than 14 calendar days before the first Monday in September.
The 34 schools and districts recognized in this year’s Districts of Distinction program are tailoring their career and technical education as well as college-prep courses to regional and national needs, while adding healthy doses of STEM and STEAM to turbo charge learning.