States and districts may not be ready to spend $122B in Rescue Plan funds, but the unions are
We are already seeing union campaigns to boost hiring, even though the much-predicted teacher exodus never materialized. In fact, we lost fewer school employees through resignations and retirement in 2020 than in 2019.
Nevada district agrees to pursue online academy for next school year
Nevada's associate superintendent for school improvement, Kody Asmus said if a student or a family wants online learning, “they’re going to get it, they’re going to find it, whether it's homeschooling or open-enrolling to another school or district that is offering it, and we would just love to keep our kids with us."
Chicago kids are required to learn about police torture. So how’s it being taught?
"The Reparations Won curriculum tells the stories of the survivors, what they went through and how they came out of it. Students become more engaged when they hear actual real life stories of people that are in their communities and have gone through things like this."
Texas legislation would require schools to teach ‘informed American patriotism’
HB 4509 would, among other things, mandate that students study documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist Papers to promote understanding of the “fundamental moral principles” of the country.
Teachers want to reset. Reformers want to reinvent
Education analysts, philanthropists and advocates — many of whom spent the past year and a half working from their living rooms far removed from the classroom challenges of COVID — have laid out ambitious goals for schools that leave little room for rest or recovery.