Month: August 2018

Arizona educators crowd the lobby of the state Senate to demand better school funding (AP Photo/Matt York) Educators across the nation have mobilized and organized in 2018, scoring impressive victories for their students and their profession. Lawmakers stood and listened – eventually and begrudgingly – in part because they realized that fighting for students and
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Meeting with children is a classic activity for politicians, and one that probably seems like it couldn’t go wrong. But when Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, shared a picture of President Trump coloring with children from Ohio, plenty of people were quick to criticize the president over the photo. Photo: Twitter
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Three people have been charged in connection with Monday’s toppling of “Silent Sam,” a Confederate monument on a University of North Carolina campus, authorities told local news outlets Friday. The three individuals each face misdemeanor charges for rioting and defacing a public monument filed by the UNC-Chapel Hill Police Department. Their identities have not yet
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Hopefully, this back-to-school trend is earning some teachers a little extra credit. Students across the country were greeted with cute posters, bulletin boards and display cases featuring altered lyrics to Drake’s hit song “In My Feelings.” And all of the adaptations have an academic twist. Though each presentation has different takes on the lyrics, the
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Veronica Miranda-Pinkney, a San Jose, California, elementary school teacher, says we need to change our mindset about having English Language Learners (ELLs) in our classrooms. “We can’t keep doing things the same way,” she says. “Their linguistic and cultural needs demand that we change how we view them, teach them and push them.” ELLs are
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An 11-year-old middle schooler was removed from her Catholic private school on Monday, after administrators reportedly cited her hair extensions and style as a dress code violation. Arriving to her first day of 6th grade at Christ the King Parish School, Faith Fennidy was ready to reenter the halls she had walked through for two years prior. But what she
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The U.S. Department of Education has been receiving thousands more racial discrimination allegations in schools than it has previously publicly reported, HuffPost has uncovered through an analysis of department data. The HuffPost analysis, based on data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, found that between the fiscal years 2013 to 2016, there were
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University of North Carolina officials condemned Monday night’s toppling of the Silent Sam Confederate statue and announced the school is cooperating with a criminal investigation into the incident. About 250 student protesters used ropes to pull down a long-standing and controversial statue of a Confederate soldier on UNC’s Chapel Hill campus. “The actions last evening
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Frustrated by the inaction of university leaders and what they described as their school’s “institutional white supremacy,” students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stormed a controversial Confederate statue on Monday night — and toppled it with their own hands. BREAKING NEWS: Silent Sam is down! Protesters have toppled the controversial statue
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As their children head back to school, many parents send along with them supplies for their teachers, including Kleenex tissues, paper towels, hand sanitizer and maybe even some pencils or art supplies. But what about the many other things teachers opt to provide for their students without reimbursement? The recent rise of sites like DonorsChoose, a
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SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by an elite Connecticut boarding school found. The report released late Friday by the Hotchkiss School near the New York state line found that 16 students were subjected to unwanted contact from male
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