School District Scanned Children's Eyes for Bus Program Without Permission
A series of behind-the-scenes mistakes by educators in a Florida school district led to children’s biometric information being culled without their parents’ permission, TheLedger.com reported.
‘I Didn’t Really Research Anything’ in High School, Valedictorian Says
This Washington Post story by my colleague Emma Brown tells the revealing story of the academic trouble that some of the highest achieving graduates from D.C. Public Schools face when they start college.
Nebraska After 3 Decades, Texas Legislature Rolls Back High-Stakes Testing
For almost 30 years, the Texas Legislature had been the point of the spear in a national movement linking increasingly high-stakes tests to school accountability. This past session, the spear thrust in a dramatically different direction.
Teen Who Refused to Remove NRA Shirt at School Could Face Jail Time
A West Virginia teen who was arrested after refusing to change out of his National Rifle Association T-shirt at school could face a fine and even jail time on a related charge.
Parents and Schools Battle Kids’ Summer Brain Drain
Math skills are going to erode for most children. Those without books or chances to read are going to fall further behind.
On School Discipline, to Play the Race Card is to Pay
I was one of the many concerned citizens who packed the Henninger High School cafeteria at the recent Parents for Public School meeting, at which a parent passionately uttered the sentence, "We have a lot of -- and I'm going to say it straight up the way it is -- white individuals talking about 'racism does not exist.' " She concluded that "if you are white you don't experience it, your children don't experience it, therefore you should not be speaking about it."
School in Shopping Mall Helps Students Graduate
To boost the flagging graduation rate at T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria leaders decided to open a satellite campus with a more flexible online curriculum tailored to students with complex lives.
The New Superhero: School Dad
When Brent Anderton shows up at Salt Lake City’s Morningside Elementary School, he gets noticed. “Hi, Cambri’s dad!,” “Hi, Caleb’s dad!,” the kids chirp, as Anderton high-fives his way down the school’s hallways.
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