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Governor not supporting K-12 earth science education?

As of this date, the Governors office has not responded to the following letter:

Governor Ducey
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Dear Governor Ducey, 247 more words

Remediation ruminations

Maybe you saw the jubilant news in the paper earlier this week.

Remediation rates for first-time students entering public colleges in Arkansas plummeted by 1.7 percentage points between 2014 and 2015, from 41.4 percent to 39.7. 822 more words

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Columns

Should kids learn cursive?

by Honolulu Mother

This Vox article, by Libby Nelson, notes that several state legislatures have passed bills requiring cursive to be taught, and questions the necessity of teaching it. 129 more words

Chicago Teachers Reject Offer; Board "Declares War"

BY HENRY REICHMAN

On Monday, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) rejected the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education’s latest contract offer “because it does not address the difficult conditions in the schools, the lack of services to our neediest students or address the long-term fiscal crisis that threatens to gut public education in the city. 1,051 more words

Collective Bargaining

Creating Opportunity for All

 CS is a “new basic” skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility. By some estimates, just one quarter of all the K-12 schools in the United States offer CS with programming and coding, and only 28 states allow CS courses to count towards high-school graduation, even as other advanced economies are making CS available for all of their students. 792 more words

Rethinking Learning for Changing Education

Lives matter, actions matter, even words matter. What these signal are the values of humanity for treating everyone as equal; they highlight the power of coming together and the importance of communication by choosing the words we use. 121 more words

Lifelong Learning