A principal at a Massachusetts high school sent emails to staff offering segregated “processing” centers to cope with the “devastating” verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial, following his acquittal. In emails obtained by Parents Defending Education, Principal Henry Turner of Newton North High School informed staff that there would be “spaces for students and staff of
“Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.” The United States Department of Education How much do you know about the Department of Education? Do you know what it does? How it’s run? Then again…maybe I should clarify what we’re talking about.
The typical American teacher works 2,000 hours a year, according to Education Week. And only about half of that time is spent on classroom instruction. Apart from instruction, teachers spend a huge amount of time prepping for lessons and getting involved in the lives of students inside and outside the classroom. Educators carry the massive
“Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest … has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience. Now I … do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather … on Thursday, November 29th, of the year
An opinion piece in NBC News’ THINK on Thursday sparked a Twitter debate after insinuating that parents were unqualified to intervene in their child’s school curriculum. The piece, titled “Schools face parents who want to ban critical race theory—and don't get how teaching works,” details some instances that parents are getting involved in schools, such
“If a child eats hot lunch at school every day, they’re having approximately 180 meals out of the year at their educational institution.” Dr. Axe School meals. For many people, these two words bring apathy, if not downright discomfort. Soggy vegetables, wilted salads, and some kind of unidentifiable slosh called “gravy” come to mind.
When Texas Governor Greg Abbot asked the Texas Association of School Boards to remove inappropriate books from school libraries, he got a surprising response. TASB responded that their organization has “no regulatory authority over school districts and does not set the standards for instructional materials, including library books." Governor Abbot’s letter shared an important
Does your student ever complain about their math homework? Groaning and pouting, they might even add, “I’ll never use this in real life.” Sadly, many American students have been led to believe that statement is true. Due to outsourcing of skill and manufacturing over the last 40 years, the American education system has discouraged
The Indiana State Teachers Association—the largest teacher’s union in the state—called on state lawmakers to increase teacher pay to compensate for the overwhelming workload and staff shortages. Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) President Keith Gambill said at a news conference on Monday that they’re “slowly making progress” with teacher pay, but that more is needed
We all want our kids to receive a good quality education and be prepared for their future, right? If you send your child to public school, chances are you’re mainly relying on a handful of teachers to prepare your child for adulthood by teaching them fundamental academics and skills. You expect your kids to be