June 18, 2018
  • 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. […]

  • 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)
    BlackVoiceNews

    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: […]

  • BlackPressUSA.com

    It Takes A Village: Closing the STEAM Gap Requires Early Education

    BLACKPRESSUSA.COM — We’re all familiar with the popular proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As a 21st century society, this still holds true, literally and figuratively. For non-millennials, who grew up in a vastly different era, there is a nostalgic mindset that a diverse community of inspiring people interacting with children has a positive and sustained life-changing impact on their development. By no means should this mean the village is responsible for raising your children, but we all have a stake in their development and success. […]

  • Dr. Tiffany G. Tyler, the president and CEO of Communities in Schools, strives to provide children with the resources and support they need to not only graduate, but to lead a successful life. (Communities in Schools)
    ESSA

    NNPA ESSA Educator Spotlight: Dr. Tiffany G. Tyler and CIS Helps Students Succeed

    Dr. Tiffany G. Tyler is the president and CEO of Communities in Schools (CIS) Nevada. CIS creates school-based strategies for improving the academic outcomes of students by addressing their basic needs. This work centers on helping school leaders understand the needs of their school populations apart from over-simplified ethnic and income categories. […]

  • Alliance for Excellence in Education

    Federal Flash: Could New Federal Data Prevent DeVos From Rolling Back Obama-Era Rules?

    New federal data on bullying, discipline, and school safety should prompt tough questions about why certain groups of students are unfairly singled out. Could it also prevent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from rescinding Obama-era guidance on school discipline?  Today’s Federal Flash addresses that question, highlights new people taking over top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, and covers interesting comments on education coming from top Republicans on Capitol Hill. […]

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.) […]

Betsy DeVos

President’s Education Awards Program: A Celebration of Student Achievement and Hard Work in the Classroom

This year, PEAP provided individual recognition to nearly 3 million graduates (at the elementary, middle and high school level) across the nation at more than 30,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Outlying Areas — American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands — and American military bases abroad. […]

Autism

Local School Board Member with Autism Inspires High Road Academy Students in Wallingford, CT to be Bold

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in 59 children in the United States have autism. Autism is not a predictable or uniform disability – it presents differently in every child – so there’s no “one size fits all” approach to autism education. To show special education students at the High Road Academy of Wallingford that autism shouldn’t keep them from pursuing their dreams, administrators recently invited in an “openly and proudly autistic” politician and professor to speak at the school. […]

Education Week

A Better Way to Talk About Education

Standardized test scores have been the driving force in U.S. education for more than two decades. But across the country, parents concerned about the psychic toll of high-stakes testing on their children have been “opting out” of testing programs. […]

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