When Bill de Blasio ran for New York City mayor in 2013, his plan to enact a universal preschool program for 4-year-olds was treated more like a lofty ideal than a workable promise.
Cross-posted with the Washington Post.
In recent weeks, we have seen a barrage of news showing the fragility of support for freedom of inquiry and expression. After disturbances at Middlebury and Claremont McKenna College, Ann Coulter has drawn media attention for being threatened with unmanageable protests at UC Berkeley.
In the black community, “the talk” with your children isn’t just that of the birds and the bees ― it’s the one where you explain to them how their skin tone may one day make them a police target.
A landmark school start time bill crossed its first legislative hurdle earlier this week when California’s Senate Education Committee passed a bill to ensure safe, healthy opening hours for middle and high school students.
Donald Trump’s first budget proposal is a nightmare for children. Ironically named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” it contains $9 billion in cuts to education and forecloses on the federal government’s long-standing commitment to reduce educational inequalities.
There is widespread consensus that high quality pre-kindergarten programs can provide sizable benefits for young children and their families.
People in Washington, DC, and around the world came together for the March for Science on Saturday, April 22. which was also Earth Day. The march brought together scientists, science enthusiasts and those who simply recognize the value of science for the public good.
“The president-elect, in his selection of Betsy DeVos, has chosen the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education,” stated Weingarten, who is president of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second-largest teachers union.
A bill that could undermine science education in schools is moving through Oklahoma’s legislature ― again.
If the Oklahoma Science Education Act, which allows the state’s public school teachers to challenge scientific facts during classroom instruction, sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the seventh year in a row Sen.
New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a nearly complete transformation of a public school system into a system of charter schools.
By Christopher Zoukis
Over the past two weeks, I have had the privilege of guest lecturing to a class of students at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. While teaching a class is nothing out of the ordinary — after all, this is a college — what is unusual is that my participation has been via a prison telephone.
A high school in Canada is making headlines after a student shared a recording from a class during which an anti-abortion video was shown. The video compared abortion to the Holocaust.
École Secondaire Notre Dame High School is a Catholic high school located in Red Deer, Alberta.