The Maryland State Department of Education has responded to concerns about Holocaust instruction by announcing plans to enhance and expand how it’s taught, including teaching middle schoolers about anti-Semitism and strengthening Holocaust education for high schoolers.
Principal Moran (top right) and Indiana students support educator on active duty; Superintendent Munn (left) partners with Colorado State U to swap building space for scholarships; and New Jersey Superintendent Cittadino donates contractual salary increase to schools.
Attorneys representing children and families in the city of Norwalk have secured an order from the Connecticut State Department of Education ordering local schools to correct deficits in access to special education services.
Starting this fall, every school district in New Jersey will be required to include age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness education in their curriculum now that Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill known as “Erin’s Law,” named in honor of Erin Merryn, a survivor of child sexual abuse turned advocate.
The Common Core literacy standards were intended to shift instruction toward building knowledge and away from illusory reading comprehension “skills.” But many teachers have stuck with “skills” and added nonfiction—a losing combination.