Seattle teachers went on strike Wednesday, Sept 9, which was supposed to be the first day of school for about 52,000 students.
Common Core test scores will be released soon. The data may look good, but it tells us very little about our schools & teachers.
Research suggest starting high school as late as 10 or 11 AM. A compromise would be not starting class while students are still asleep.
A possible ballot question in Mass. will ask voters what they think about the Common Core State Standards. We hope they’re never asked.
The president will talk to students in several states as part of the 2015 Back-to-School bus tour. His past, their future.
The Supreme Court for the state of Washington has declared the diversion of public money for charter schools to be unconstitutional.
“I’ve yet to meet a parent who would prefer their child to be taught by an unqualified teacher,” says Education International.
Chronic absenteeism starts young, and when it does, it blossoms into bigger problems, especially for minorities and poor students.
Band instruments, carpeting, and a water pipe were damaged in a burglary at a Gary school the thieves apparently thought had been closed.
The US Department of Education will develop a campaign to fight chronic absenteeism, and The Advertising Council gets the sole-source contract.