The Great Teacher Salary Debate

My mother was a teacher. She taught first-graders for several years and enjoyed it. She even included her first-graders in her wedding, a choice she has never seemed to regret. Now, many years later, she still talks happily about her students. She was a resourceful and determined teacher. After leaving her school, she taught us

By |2022-09-23T11:05:48-04:00December 13th, 2021|Facilities|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Free Lunch Programs

“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. 

By |2022-07-22T12:21:51-04:00November 22nd, 2021|Facilities, Government|0 Comments

Schools Crippled By National Supply Chain Shortage

The national supply chain shortage has been tough on many organizations this year—and it’s worse than just the expected delayed arrival of Christmas presents. Our nation’s schools have been hit particularly hard as they struggle to bring in basic necessities like food for students. In many school cafeterias, the meals students end up eating weren’t

By |2021-11-02T17:40:28-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Facilities, News|0 Comments

Schools Are Spying on Students’ Online Activity

Students and teachers in over a dozen Atlanta public schools on Wednesday were surprised and excited to hear that they were receiving free laptops. The program is part of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, which equips students and teachers of participating schools with laptops, WXIA-TV reports. "The [Verizon Innovative Learning Schools] program provides free devices, internet

By |2021-11-16T17:01:26-05:00October 12th, 2021|Facilities, Government, News|0 Comments

A School’s Worst Nightmare: Overcrowded Classrooms and Overflow Trailers

This is Part 3 of a series of interviews with Willie Deutsch. Click here to read Part 1, and click here to read Part 2. -- Over the last 10 years, Prince William County (PWC), VA, has grown by 80,000 people! With communities growing at that rate, can you imagine the impact these numbers are

By |2021-12-02T10:22:11-05:00September 15th, 2021|Facilities, Interviews|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes of Public School Spending and Budgets: With Willie Deutsch

Have you ever wondered how many of your hard-earned tax dollars go into the public school system?  Or maybe you’re curious about how schools create their budgets. Perhaps you’ve heard some horror stories about schools wasting money and have even felt a bit hopeless.  Does anyone care about keeping schools financially accountable?  Today, we

By |2022-07-20T07:45:07-04:00September 1st, 2021|Facilities, Interviews|2 Comments

Pain in the School Budget: Why More Funding Isn’t Always the Answer

Why do schools fail? A quick answer might be, “Well, they didn’t have enough money.” That’s true, money is a big issue for many schools. But, it’s not necessarily a lack of money that causes schools to fail. Most of the time, there are other underlying problems that force a

By |2021-08-16T16:14:55-04:00August 16th, 2021|Facilities, Interviews|1 Comment

California Gives Free Student Meals and LGBTQ+ Competency Training

California will spend $650 million annually to provide free lunches for 6.2 billion students.  Newsweek reports that the new lunch program will be the largest in the country, made possible in part by an unanticipated budget excess for the state’s school funding. "This is so historic,” says Erin Primer, director of food services for the

By |2021-07-20T14:02:34-04:00July 20th, 2021|Facilities, News|1 Comment

The Truth Behind America’s School Budgets

The Biden Administration has proposed a $20 billion plan to diminish funding inequities between poor and rich school districts by distributing more funds to poorer areas. Sounds nice, right? Except for one major detail...As Chalkbeat shares, we don’t yet know how the plan is supposed to work. It might make sense to give more money

By |2022-04-24T14:06:42-04:00July 5th, 2021|Facilities|0 Comments
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