Why Are Colleges Handing Out Financial Aid to Wealthy Students?
Admission offices have a new agenda for financial assistance, leaving students who need it out in the cold.
NEA Mourns for Oklahoma in Wake of Tornado Tragedy
The Oklahoma Education Association is establishing a disaster relief fund to assist those who have been affected by the tornado.
Virtual School Profits Far Exceeding Performance
As cyber schools have expanded across the nation, student results have slipped dramatically.
Stemming the Flow of the School-to-Prison Pipeline
As prisons become big business, more students will be pushed toward incarceration, expert argues.
Latino High School Graduates Overtake Whites in College Enrollment
Despite major gains, population still lagging in college completion.
Must ReadsChicago to Close 49 Schools, Most Ever by an Urban District
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a plan to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program. The district says it needs to close schools to address a looming $1 billion deficit and declining enrollment. The Chicago Teachers Union has filed two federal lawsuits challenging the closings, arguing that discriminate against special needs children and African Americans, since most of the schools slated to be shut down are predominantly black. Source: Chicago Tribune
For Public Schools, Twitter Is No Longer Optional
Any institution reliant on the public trust – like a school or school district – must proceed with caution when it comes to social media. But there are several reasons why school leaders can no longer afford to ignore Twitter. As the school year comes to a close and some of the day-to-day pressures subside for the summer, now is the time to create your account or – if you already have one – to refine your strategies about how you can best leverage it to reach students and their families. Source: Forbes
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Ahead in EdJune is Internet Safety Month
The month of June is National Internet Safety Month, when educators and parents can learn how to keep kids safe online and teach how to use online technology responsibly. To learn more, visit the Bnetsavvy website.
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States who have contributed to politics, military, medicine, aviation, entertainment, and sports. Celebrate their heritage and contributions with these lessons and activities.
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