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.
Six Ways the Common Core is Good For Students
Educators speak out on how the new standards will benefit their teaching.
California Teacher’s Musical Headed to New York
CTA member Benita Scheckel's original musical based on Anne of Green Gables selected for summer festival.
Must ReadsTeachers Endorse Social-Emotional Lessons; But Subject Lacks Priority
A majority of teachers say it’s very important for schools to work on developing students’ social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show. The survey results, released Wednesday, also show that a majority of teachers believe that improving students’ social and emotional skills will help them do well in school and prepare them for the workforce. Source: Education Week
Buena Vista Schools to Reopen
Last week, The tiny Buena Vista school system in Michigan, with 431 students, closed last week and laid off most of its staff after running out of money and being unable to make payroll.The district has been granted a reprieve and may reopen as soon as Friday, the district’s superintendent said Wednesday. The state’s decision came after the Buena Vista school board approved a Deficit Elimination Plan Tuesday night. Flanagan said in a statement he endorsed the plan, paving the way for the district to reopen after closing May 6. Source: Detroit News
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Ahead in EdMay 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.
May 9 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day raises awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Check out the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for more information on how to get involved on May 9.
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