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The Big Education Issues Ahead for 2018
A number of important issues are on the horizon as 2018 begins, including the implications of new federal tax laws, the fate of DACA students and teachers, the implications of ESSA, and the Trump administration’s plans for expanding school choice.
Parent Changemakers: Fighting for School Recess
With an increasing emphasis on school testing and academics, Florida elementary schools began dropping recess. Two parents set out to change that.
Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math is increasing, and schools are feeling pressure to bolster so-called STEM education. A Rhode Island after-school program is helping out. (November 15, 2017)
Check Your State’s Education Plan
[Content provided by Collaborative for Student Success] Former state education leaders share why your state’s education plan should be setting students, teachers and schools up for success.
School Shootings Ignite Controversial Proposals Around Arming Teachers
Gun-rights advocates across the country are pushing to allow educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. But many organizations passionately disagree that arming staff will help keep kids safe. (December 5, 2017)
After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Teacher Yearns for a Return to the Classroom
Puerto Rican teacher Isabel Rodriguez Santos describes the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Yet, she and other educators on the island are hopeful for what comes next for Puerto Rico’s schools and students. (October 18, 2017)