The US Ed. Dept. named 342 schools National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. Leaders react in IL, Md.; the schools will be honored in Nov.
President Trump encouraged study in the STEM disciplines, including computer science, especially for minorities.
US Ed Sec’y Betsy DeVos said for too many kids, school is just a “mundane malaise” that hasn’t been updated in at least 2 generations. Agree?
The public school privatization argument is worth talking about—if only to bust the myth that it will solve all our problems. It won’t even come close.
US Ed. Sec’y Betsy DeVos was invited to speak at the U. of Balto., and students protested that invitation with a walkout and a rally yesterday.
Schools may soon have new guidance from the feds on how sexual assaults should be investigated, Betsy DeVos told the country.
The federal gov’t appears to be removing some of the protections students have against predatory lending by for-profit colleges.
The US and the educational community are in a bitter struggle to decimate the public schools by turning them into profit-generating machines.
Is there a shortage of girls going into STEM-related careers? Maybe there was at one point, but it has largely disappeared these days.
The political banter continues, as the drama escalates in Washington, Baltimore; meanwhile, life marches on for students and Americans.