California’s Brown Signs Bill to Increase Computer Science Education

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will implement a three-year planning process to increase computer science education across all grade levels in public schools throughout the state. Assembly Bill 2329 will require State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to put together a 23-person advisory panel by … Education More...

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By On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Maryland High School Decides on Gender Neutral Homecoming

A Maryland high school is introducing a gender-neutral homecoming court this year to offer students the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they would prefer to be called a “king” or “queen,” More...

By On Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Read To Be Ready Program Promotes Better Literacy Teaching in TN

The Tennessee Department of Education has joined with roughly 90 districts in the state to create a network that trains teachers in the best ways to teach children literacy skills. The goal is to get more students More...

By On Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Michigan House Approves $48mil Emergency Funding for Detroit Schools

The Michigan House of Representatives has approved $ 48.7 million of emergency funding to be used for keeping Detroit Public Schools open through June. A vote will also be needed to pass a bill that will change More...

By On Friday, March 18th, 2016

Alabama House Passes Bill That Would Have Schools Grade Parents

A new Mississippi bill is seeking to increase parental involvement in schools by requiring teachers to evaluate parents and give them each a grade. House Bill 4, also known as the Parent Involvement and Accountability More...

By On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

At Last! A Review of Research on Restorative Justice In Schools

By Julia Steiny Local Restorative Practices/Restorative Justice (RP/RJ) initiatives have been starving for research on America’s efforts to implement programs.  The large body of evidence showing the ineffectiveness More...

By On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Boston Mayor Vows to Halt Ed Budget Cuts in Wake of Protests

A day after thousands of Boston public school students walked out of class to protest budget cuts to education, Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he plans to spare Boston high schools from the contentious reductions that More...

By On Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Rhodes Calls for Action to Solve Financial Crisis in Detroit

The Detroit Public School System has lost so much money that it could possibly not afford payroll after April 8 unless action is taken by state lawmakers to rectify the situation. Steven Rhodes, who was appointed More...

By On Friday, March 11th, 2016

Newark Schools The Latest to Find Elevated Lead Levels

Officials in the largest school district in New Jersey were forced to shut off the water taps 30 buildings after elevated levels of lead and discoloration were found. City officials are ensuring that the problem More...

By On Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Communities Create Their Own Safety; Police Only Help

By Julia Steiny David Karp, who directs Skidmore College’s Project on Restorative Justice, tells this story:  Some time ago, a student, whom we’ll call Sarah, came to class one day visibly upset.  More...