A few years ago, tiny Union School Corp. in Modoc, Indiana was on the verge of closure. But the school board began working with a private education corporation, K12, to start a virtual or online program — called Indiana Digital Learning School.
Progressive education leaders have come to realize that while A-F grades may be an easy way to rank students, the outdated system comes with heavy burdens and expectations that emphasize an institution’s efficiency over the learning process.
CAO’s from across the nation joined DA for our CAO Summit in Atlanta last week. Attendees heard highly engaging presentations from thought leaders in education. The talks ranged from topics teaching the whole child, utilizing technology in schools, to reminding leaders to have high expectations for their teams. Find out about our upcoming CAO summits.
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.