The U.S. Education System could be a lot better. The low graduation rates across the country are alarming. More African-American families are trying homeschooling as a way to take control of their kids future.
A new study details how African American boys are suspended at double and triple the rates of their white male peers. English language learners who, for years, remain in separate classes, are falling behind their peers and scoring poorly on standardized tests. Disabled students and those with illnesses are also discriminated against because of their […]
Donald Wood, an algebra teacher at McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee had a nervous breakdown in which he threw desks and chairs, caught on tape by a student. No one is sure what provoked the meltdown and Wood is currently on administrative leave after being hospitalized after the incident. In the video Wood also […]
NEWARK, N.J. – Two weeks after Newark schools received a $100 million donation from the founder of Facebook, students in one high school there used the social networking site to stage a protest. On Thursday, students at Barringer High School in Newark walked out of class in protest, saying their school is unsafe and unsanitary. […]
11Alive Atlanta is reporting on a family that has removed their son from a school after he came home wearing a hat that eerily resembled the garb of the Ku Klux Klan. A first-grade art project has two parents so upset that they are moving their son to another school in another city. On Monday […]
Color Lines is reporting on a new law that would allow the state to prosecute parents who’s children skip school in California. Last Thursday California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1317, a new statewide anti-truancy bill that officials hope will curb chronic absenteeism in elementary and middle school students. The new law will go into […]
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Secretary Of Education, Arne Duncan gave a speech in Chicago where he claimed that Martin Luther King would be upset at the education system if he were alive today. In a speech in Chicago Saturday, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]
Meet Melissa Petro — the teacher who gives a new twist to “sex ed.”
Sorry kids, President Obama wants to extend the school year by a month.