Month: October 2018

A hilarious viral video is highlighting the difference between parenting on Halloween in the 1980s and in 2018. Meredith Masony of “That’s Inappropriate” teamed up with Tiffany Jenkins of “Juggling the Jenkins” to create “1980′s Mom Vs 2018 Mom Halloween Edition.” The too-real video compares a no-fuss mom of the ’80s with a Pinterest-loving, highly
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It’s one of the critical issues that the #RedForEd movement brought to the nation’s attention: Lawmakers have chronically underfunded our schools. As a result too many educators and students are stuck in deteriorating school buildings where they face problems ranging from unpleasant to outright hazardous. In some schools, the heat goes out and students sit in
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Lafayette, Ind. ― There were about three agonizing weeks between the moment Jodie Hicks called child protective services on her son and the moment her granddaughter, Tessa, was taken out of his care. She didn’t want to make the call. What kind of mother calls the authorities on her son? And worse, what if her
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On January 18, 2018, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio’s largest K-12 virtual school, abruptly closed its doors for good. The move, which left its 12,000 students scrambling for another option halfway through the academic year, came amidst escalating scandals over the for-profit cyber charter’s operations. ECOT had been inflating its attendance records to
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The widespread teacher protests that swept through states like Kentucky and West Virginia this spring have given way to an unprecedented wave of educators pursuing political office in November’s elections, the nation’s largest teachers union said in a memo released this week. Nearly 1,500 current or former teachers and other education professionals are running for elected offices
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LGBTQ advocacy groups met with U.S. Education Department officials for a tense conversation about issues facing transgender students on Monday, the day after The New York Times reported a Trump administration proposal to drastically curtail legal protections for transgender people. The off-the-record meeting, planned weeks earlier, gave advocates a chance to confront administration officials about
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Across Washington state, education support professionals (ESP) have negotiated record-breaking contracts that include pay raises from 21.7 percent for nutrition service workers of the Spokane Education Association (SEA) to hourly wage increases that top off at more than $24 in Touchet and $37 in Bridgeport — an 11 percent increase. In the southern part of
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As racist and xenophobic sentiments fill news headlines, many parents are wondering how to instill values of acceptance and cultural understanding in their children. “It’s important to me for my sons to understand that people around the world are just like them and to have empathy for those people, understanding and real global awareness,” Florida
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Sonia Galaviz at the “Keeping the Promise of Public Education” symposium. “I shouldn’t even be here… I shouldn’t even be breathing…for much of my youth, I lived in this darkness,” Jake Miller, a middle school history teacher from central Pennsylvania, told a packed auditorium of educators, parents and public school advocates at NEA headquarters in
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I was in my almost-30s when I came home from an appointment with a new primary care doctor at a fancy concierge office ― the kind who has an app you download to schedule appointments and who takes conference calls for common colds. Excitedly, I told my fiancé about the experience: The female doctor was
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The idea of talking to your child about pornography may feel terrifying, humiliating or just straight-up awkward. But it’s a necessary conversation for parents who want to raise kids with a healthy understanding of sex. “It’s frustrating to me how slow society is in getting on board with how important porn literacy is for young
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This story about Hispanic-Serving Institutions was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for Hechinger’s newsletter. By Delece Smith-Barrow, The Hechinger Report ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida opened during the civil rights movement, and from the beginning school leaders made
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A Missouri mom sued her son’s high school after he didn’t make the varsity soccer team. A father takes time off from work to deliver an insulated water bottle to his teenager so she doesn’t have to suffer the indignity of drinking from a water fountain for one day. Another parent calls a teacher to
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The “war on facts, press and democracy” being waged by President Donald Trump’s administration is the focus of a new course at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students taking the eight-week “Trumpaganda” class starting Oct. 22 will examine the Trump White House’s “disinformation campaign, its ‘running war’ with the mainstream news media, and their
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