Should Massachusetts change how it funds its school districts?
Legislators are considering changes to how the state funds its schools. This debate over education spending started four years ago after an outside commission determined districts were being underfunded by as much as $2 billion, with low-income and immigrant students bearing the brunt of this funding shortfall.
Third apparent suicide after deadly school shootings
The father of one of the students killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday, the third suicide involving someone linked to a major U.S. school shooting in little more than a week. Just days earlier, two apparent suicides involved Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors.
Jeff Edwards accepts position at Grand Island Northwest
Officials with the Northwest District in Grand Island announced that current Nebraska City superintendent Jeff Edwards has accepted that same position for the Northwest District. He’ll take over for current superintendent Matt Fisher on July 1.
States fail to protect students against lead in drinking water
Nearly two dozen states are failing to protect children from lead in drinking water at school. The report, by advocacy groups Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund, gave 22 states an 'F' grade for how well they protect young students from lead.
The New York City school controversy shows why standardized testing is broken
When news broke last week that only seven black students were accepted into New York City’s Stuyvesant High School, an elite public school that supposedly only takes the most advanced students in the city, I wasn’t surprised.