Texas School Official Suggests Teaching Both Holocaust
Texas’ law, notably, also instructs social studies teachers in public K-12 schools not to talk in class about the concepts that “an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of the individual’s race” or that “an individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress” based on their race
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What It’s Like Sending Your Kid Back To School In A …
(7 days ago) Nicole’s local school district does have a mask mandate, in defiance of the state’s governor. (And many individual schools, school districts and teachers do, in fact, want mask mandates but are unable to implement them because of statewide bans.)Still, the skepticism in her community runs deep.
What School Looks Like Around The World During COVID …
(3 days ago) Students attend a flag-raising ceremony held on campus at a middle school at the start of the new school year on Sept. 1 amid easing COVID-19 restrictions in Vientiane, Laos. Female students make their way to class while social distancing on Sept. 1, as schools begin to reopen in Mogadishu, Somalia.
What Is the Purpose of Education
(6 days ago) Or should public schools educate human beings to live full lives with respect for diversity, concern for others, a belief in equity, and the desire and ability to participate in a democratic society. Another article , this time an opinion essay in the Sunday Review , reported on "alarming rates of anxiety and depression" in American students
Schools That Foster Creativity HuffPost Latest News
(Just Now) Schools That Foster Creativity. 12/08/2012 12:25 pm ET Updated Feb 07, 2013. Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post. Sir Ken Robinson is 100 percent correct: creativity should be as important in education as literacy. Today we are living in an innovation age, and creativity is more important than ever before in history.
What Is a 'Failing' School
(5 days ago) Closing schools does not make them better. Nor does closing schools help students. It's way past time to stop blaming the people who work in troubled schools and start helping them by providing the tools they need and the support their students need.
For Public Schools, It's Been '1984' For Quite A While
(Just Now) Schools, panicked at having their survival based on standardized test scores, invested heavily in testing technology. Multinational testing corporations, publishing companies, ed-tech ventures rushed in with their wares: software for administering tests, test preps, pre-tests, post-tests, tests scoring, lesson plans, teaching modules
Florida's 'Critical' Teacher Shortage Is Getting Worse
(1 days ago) Low pay and staff pandemic concerns are being blamed for a rise in job vacancies in Florida schools since August 2020. via Associated Press Statewide, as of last week, there were openings for nearly 5,100 teachers and more than 4,000 education staffers, Spar said, citing the union’s latest count of job listings.
Why America’s Schools Are Turning Into Solar Power
(7 days ago) The schools have power purchase agreements (PPA) with the company, meaning Primergy owns, operates and maintains the arrays. They then sell the electricity they generate exclusively to the schools, at a lower rate than they were paying for conventional electricity from the local utility company. Primergy leases the space required for the
What is the Best College to Attend if You Want to Be an
(6 days ago) The two schools most represented in the current astronaut corps are the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Both institutions are represented by eight degrees in the current astronaut corps. Those two institutions are well represented because about half of NASA's astronauts come from the military services.
Sexual Abuse in Elite Private Schools: What the Spotlight
(6 days ago) Private schools that aren't subject to DOE guidelines and enforcement of Title IX enjoy a degree of latitude -depending on their state laws--regarding their obligations to prevent and report sexual harassment and abuse, according to State Regulation of Private Schools published by the US Department of Education. This document suggests that some
7 Ways to Repair the Public Education System HuffPost
(6 days ago) 7. Reintroduce Trade Schools During High School. After high school, there are a lot of people who don't attend college and need a way to provide for themselves. There was a time where students could take courses in high school that would lead to …
What Is the Purpose of Public Education
(5 days ago) 1. Teach the skills for passionate advocacy. 2. Prep the students for their future participation in our democratic process. 3. Educate them with the skills to function in the future world. 4. Grant equal opportunity and access to the same high-level of learning. 5.
Texas School Official Apologizes For 'Opposing' Views On
(3 days ago) 21 hours ago · The law is a thinly veiled attempt to overwhelm the teaching of critical race theory in schools with requiring “opposing” views. “The idea is to whitewash American history of any legacy of racism,” state Rep. James Talarico (D) said of the law when it passed. An additional consequence of whitewashing racism appears to be soft-pedaling
Open a Micro-School: Here's How HuffPost Impact
(6 days ago) Parish.Academy. is micro kit for Catholic schools. The Atlanta-based startup empowers the creation and operation of 40-160 student schools with an annual cost of $3,750 per student. Micro-schools are a great strategy to transform big public schools using a school-within-a-school strategy. Kettle Moraine.
Who Killed Home Ec
(6 days ago) Y ou don't hear much about Home Ec courses in schools these days. Even though many voices, from Anthony Bourdain to Slate, have called for its return, there's still the critique that teaching high-schoolers cooking, budgeting and basic household skills is like saying they should walk around in poodle skirts -- a "regressive" idea that doesn't have a place in the …
The Urban Advantage in Education HuffPost null
(6 days ago) Urban schools are usually larger, enjoy greater responsibility for resource allocation, are less likely to experience staff shortages, are more likely to have a higher proportion of qualified teachers, and have higher student-teacher ratios than schools in rural areas and towns, especially in partner countries and economies.
CDC: Vaccinated Teachers And Students Don't Need Masks
(5 days ago) Another potential headache: Schools should continue to space kids — and their desks — 3 feet apart in classrooms, the CDC says. But the agency emphasized that spacing should not be an obstacle to getting kids back in schools. And it said distancing is not required among fully vaccinated students or staff.
Florida Schools In Anti-Bullying Program Ban Dreadlocks
(6 days ago) The Hope Scholarship program, new this year, gives around $7,000 in taxpayer funds to students who have reported an instance of bullying and helps them attend private school. It also provides a transportation stipend for students who want to switch public schools. The program is the first of its kind in the U.S. Advertisement.
Millions Of Students Affected As U.S. Schools Begin
(8 days ago) At least 18,700 schools are closed or planning to close, affecting at least 8.1 million students, according to an Education Week count Friday morning. Download. Officials in seven states ― Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon and West Virginia ― had announced statewide school closures as of Friday afternoon.
Homeschooling Vs. Public Schooling: Making The Right
(9 days ago) Public schools are geared to teach the average student. That means that students on either end of the scale get neglected. Gifted kids get bored and kids who are struggling keep getting left further and further behind. Class sizes are often very large. In most schools the class sizes average one teacher to 20 students at the elementary level
Schools Begin To Reopen Amid Nationwide Coronavirus Surge
(6 days ago) Schools in Hawaii were supposed to reopen Tuesday, but the teachers union led a move to delay that until Aug 17. Many schools are planning a hybrid approach, with students alternating between in-person classes and online instruction. Some schools will have full in-person instruction for lower grade levels only.
NJ To Schools: You Can’t Make Parents Promise Not To Sue
(8 days ago) HuffPost previously reported that some schools were making families sign forms relinquishing their ability to hold schools legally accountable in order to receive counseling and speech services for their child. The form said that parents were not allowed to be present for, listen to or record virtual counseling or speech sessions, and that such
Why Are We Still Teaching Cursive In Schools
(7 days ago) Most schools are directed to teach children to write in cursive in third grade, although the Common Core standard of education does not include any teachings on the old cursive penmanship. I asked my daughter to show me her cursive handwriting.
Mindfulness Meditation in Public Schools: Side-Stepping
(6 days ago) Mindful Schools is one such program, founded in 2010 in Northern California, and now providing on-site or on-line training to teachers and children in 48 states and 43 countries. The Mindful Schools website embeds a promotional video, Healthy Habits of Mind , which depicts what heartfulness looks like in the classroom--in short, it looks a lot
Why Title II Funding is Critical for Student Success
(Just Now) The more we learn about schools and education, the more we realize how vital teachers’ and principals’ knowledge and skills are. After all, other professional fields, from medicine to engineering, ensure that their practitioners learn the latest, best research about how to improve their practice and provide them with time to practice and collaborate with colleagues.
Are Cuba's Schools Better than Ours
(4 days ago) The Cuban government puts a lot of effort into education, and good schools are a high priority for Cuban society. Cuban schools use a European curriculum in math that, according to experts, is better than the variety of math curricula used in U.S. schools. Cuban teacher education is tightly controlled by the Ministry of Education, which insists
'Critical Race Theory'
(2 days ago) Largely taught in law and graduate schools, critical race theory (CRT) is an academic framework that examines how policies and the law perpetuate systemic racism. Critical race theorists posit that racism is not just the product of individual bias, but deeply embedded in our legal systems and policies.
Sex Ed in New York City Schools: The Facts HuffPost
(3 days ago) Both versions that the Department of Education uses and provides to our schools (free to schools that attend training) are different from the version nationally available. New York City worked with the publisher -- years ago -- to make modifications so that the curriculum would be appropriate for our students and meet DOE policy.
How Trump's Education Department Could Actually Help Some
(4 days ago) One of Trump’s signature plans for education involves expanding school voucher programs, which allow students to use public funding to attend private schools. These types of programs often help religious schools ― in states with widespread voucher programs, like Indiana and North Carolina, many Christian schools and a few Muslim schools
The South Isn't The Reason Schools Are Still Segregated
(7 days ago) Schools in northern cities, like New York, weren't segregated by law, but discriminatory housing patterns fostered racial divides all the same. It wasn't until years after Brown that serious efforts were made to desegregate schools, and New York resisted these attempts early and often.
Latino School Segregation: The Big Education Problem That
(3 days ago) In 1973, the Supreme Court ruling in Keyes v. School District No. 1, Denver, Colorado, recognized that Latino students also have a right to integrated schools, but the case had minimal impact. When African-American and white students were being bussed away from their neighborhood schools to help achieve racial balance, Latinos were mostly ignored.
Someone Just Played A Hilarious 'Simpsons' Prank On A
(6 days ago) Someone Just Played A Hilarious ‘Simpsons’ Prank On A Virginia School Board. Phil McCracken, Eileen Dover and Ophelia McCaulk were some of the names submitted for public comment at a school board meeting in Henrico County, Virginia. “The Simpsons” 33rd season won’t begin until Sept. 26, but the members of a Virginia school board
We Need Schools Not Factories HuffPost Latest News
(5 days ago) Schools today are the product of an expired age; standardized curricula, outdated pedagogy, and cookie cutter assessments are relics of an earlier time. Schools still operate as if all knowledge is contained in books, and as if the salient points in books must be stored in each human brain -- to be used when needed.
Society Is Killing Schools' Ability to Encourage
(3 days ago) Sir Ken Robinson’s TEDTalk on “Schools Killing Creativity” is enormously entertaining and so rousing that one feels sheepish about questioning any of its parts. Of course, he begins with the dual advantage of being very funny and very British, a combination that audiences in America, at least, tend to find irresistible. Advertisement.
GOP Candidate Suggests Forcibly Removing School Board
(6 days ago) A Republican running for office in Pennsylvania is under fire after threatening to physically remove school board members who attempt to enact mask mandates. This past weekend, Steve Lynch, who is running for Northampton County Executive, gave a speech at a “Freedom Rally” in Harrisburg where he chillingly suggested forcibly removing
Why Asian Education Is Better, and Why It Is Not
(6 days ago) The age that is upon us now requires a healthy dose of both IQ and EQ to provide a pathway to success for both the individual and the collective as society. One might even say the correct formula for today’s education would be IQ + EQ = WQ, or the ‘Whole Intelligence.’. Asian systems are better than us — at IQ development.
Integrate Long Island Schools, Don't Just Desegregate
(6 days ago) Integrate Long Island Schools, Don’t Just Desegregate. 04/17/2012 09:59 am ET Updated Jun 02, 2012. A recent post calling for the racial integration of Long Island New York schools drew a number of both supportive and negative comments. One writer was very critical of White people who want to force other White people to send their children to
So Your Kid Wants to Join a Crew Team HuffPost Life
(8 days ago) Sure, Ivy League schools still have crew teams, but so do many public high schools, as well as urban and suburban communities. And although it's an expensive sport -- primarily because the boats cost so much -- most good programs offer scholarship/financial aid packages. Advertisement.
Cancelling High School Electives, Arts, and Music
(9 days ago) In the urban high schools I researched over three years before writing Lifting the Curtain: The disgrace we call urban high school education, almost all of them had eliminated all arts, music, and electives during 9th and 10th grades.Hundreds of subsequent emails and posts reported the same in middle schools.
What's Wrong With the Guide Dog Schools
(6 days ago) Recently some of the schools that train guide dogs for the blind, non-profit agencies all, have adopted the Bain Capital model of employee management, laying off vital staff (translate "older" and "experienced" if you like) and several have chosen to reduce staff retirement benefits by shelving long standing retirement plans for 403B packages -- plans designed for …