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.
Washington teachers have often dismissed phonics-heavy instruction, saying it’s a boring, repetitive way of learning to read. They argue that it shackles them to a script, and doesn’t take advantage of rich, immersive literature that can turn a child into a lifelong reader.
LGBTQ-identifying students attending Tucson Unified schools could see better representation in their sex education classes as soon as next school year, if the district Governing Board approves a curriculum update.
At the heart of inclusive design is flexibility. Like peanut butter and chocolate, flexibility and inclusivity go hand in hand. The more flexible the learning space, the more inclusive it becomes. When an environment becomes more flexible, so do the people within it.
Despite research suggesting that recovery high schools help students stay clean and earn diplomas, the often costly programs remain small-scale and rare: The 38 recovery high schools in 15 states enroll just a couple of thousand students.