July 17, 2018
  • Dr. Elizabeth Primas, the program coordinator for the NNPA’s ESSA Public Awareness Campaign, says that, every student should have highly-qualified teachers and a menu of extra-curricular activities to choose from.
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    COMMENTARY: School Choice Not the Right Choice for All Students

    PRECINCT REPORTER NEWS — When the best educators in America traveled to Washington, D.C. for a series of events celebrating innovation in the classroom and to share best practices in K-12 education, they let officials at the Department of Education and the White House know exactly how they felt about the Trump Administration’s current push for school choice programs. […]

  • California

    Satellite National Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence

    Get your questions answered. Meet with educators, and legislators from your school districts, and find out what plans have been made to ensure that the achievement gap is closed. Hear about the law regarding Parental rights, high quality educational opportunities, assessments and accountability, equity and access to a well-rounded curriculum, and more. Transportation from several key points will be provided. […]

  • Featured

    OPINION: 64 Years After Ruling Segregated Schools Unlawful, But Still Exist

    THE CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Maybe it’s not so hard to forget that racial segregation in public schools is supposed to be against the law because schools still are racially segregated. Heck, America still is racially segregated! Electing a Black president was monumental, but did little to change the reality of racism in America. Most recently I’ve been thinking there is no real desire to end segregation, racism and discrimination in America. […]

  • California

    Protecting Our Community during National Foster Care Month

    THE MADISON TIMES — In the late 1980s and early 1990s, our community was under a full-fledged attack. Crack was in our streets, it was in our schools, it was in our parks, it was in our playgrounds, and for some, it was in our homes. The epidemic wasn’t just affecting one part of the community; this impacted the entire community, leaving sons without fathers, daughters without mothers, and parents, ultimately, alone. […]

  • Amsterdam News

    The New School launches Digital Equity Lab

    THE AMSTERDAM NEWS — The New School launched the Digital Equity Laboratory, a project-based center that identifies and supports strategies to transform how technology is understood and used to drive racial, gender and economic equity and disrupt the use of technology to produce and reproduce inequity in our social, economic and civic life. […]

  • NAACP President, Derrick Johnson. The NAACP said that talk alone is not enough to address the issue of gun violence in our communities and schools, in a statement about the Santa Fe High School massacre. (NAACP)
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    NAACP Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

    BLACKVOICE NEWS — BALTIMORE, Md., May 18, 2018 /NNPANewswirePR/ The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas: […]

American Library Association

New workshop: Sensory Storytime Programs

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Sensory Storytime Programs with Jennifer Roy. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wed., July 25, 2018. […]

K12 Education

WISCONSIN: Over 100 MPS School Placed in Academic Excellence

MILWAUKEE COURIER — The Milwaukee Public School system may not have the best reputation, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t producing quality students. Last week, MPS announced that 108 MPS schools were awarded platinum, gold, silver or bronze for academic excellence and positive behavior by Wisconsin Rtl Center. […]

K12 Education

MICHIGAN: FIRST Robotics Students Inspire State Board of Education

On April 26-28, the Detroit – For Inspiration Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST) World Championships were held, hosting over 15,000 students and 40,000 spectators from all around the world, including of 111 Michigan teams. It is with great excitement that the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) share two Michigan teams, Stryke Force, Kalamazoo and Team RUSH, Clarkston were part of the winning alliance for this year’s game, FIRST POWER UPSM. […]

District of Columbia

How Washington D.C.’s public schools went from success story to cautionary tale

As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation’s capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts across the country. Now the situation in the District of Columbia could not be more different. After a series of rapid-fire scandals, including one about rigged graduation rates, Washington’s school system has gone from a point of pride to perhaps the largest public embarrassment of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s tenure. […]

Education Week

How Do Districts Plan to Use Their ESSA Block Grant Money?

Many districts are about to get a big boost in funding for the most flexible piece of the Every Student Succeeds Act: the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, better known as Title IV of the law. The program just got a big, $700 million boost from fiscal 2017 to fiscal 2018, bringing its total funding to $1.1 billion. […]

Education Week

Can Districts Use ESSA Funds to Buy Crossing Guard Signs?

Our next question comes Nick Scott, who works for an Arizona-based company that manufactures LED crossing guard signs for school districts. Scott wants to know, essentially, if districts can use their Every Student Succeeds Act dollars to purchase crossing guard signs. Scott noted that his company has evidence it can point to that these signs really work. (ESSA is all about evidence-based practices.) […]

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