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Washington state asks court to halt huge fines over education funding
Washington state asks court to halt huge fines over education funding
The state of Washington says it is making progress complying with a court order to change the way it pays for K-12 schools and is urging the Supreme Court to cease daily fines of $100,000 after it found the state in contempt. In a brief filed in co...
The art of teaching teachers how to teach reading
The art of teaching teachers how to teach reading
A lifelong educator and advocate for children, Principal Diane Daprocida of P.S. 94, an elementary school in the Bronx, says she has been waiting for one thing since she started running the school 10 years ago. You might guess it's more money or resour...
5 myths working against character education in our schools
5 myths working against character education in our schools
Maurice Elias, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "Social and emotional learning and character education make a lot of common sense. We know that students have to be prepared for college, career and life success. We also know that families and communi...
States could allow students to learn coding instead of foreign languages
States could allow students to learn coding instead of foreign languages
Michigan is the latest state to consider allowing students to replace required foreign language classes with computer coding courses. The state's House of Representatives voted earlier to approve a bill that would allow students to take three credits o...