The suspensions meted out to 31 high school students in San Diego for being in a "twerking" video were "illegal and ill-advised" and should be reconsidered, the ACLU said in a letter to the school principal Thursday.
The two-day suspensions do not fit the Education Code definition of conduct that constitutes sexual harassment, David Loy, legal director of the ACLU branch for San Diego and Imperial counties, wrote to Scripps Ranch High School Principal Ann Menna.
Sara Martinez Tucker -- Our country is in trouble. That's the key takeaway from my experience as the undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Education. We have been inching along in math and science while other countries are speeding forward. The United States ranked 25th in math and 17th in science in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment.
Erik W. Robelen -- With the completion of new standards intended to reshape science education, the real heavy lifting now begins. First, states must decide whether to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards developed by a coalition of 26 states and several national organizations.
Michele McNeil -- This month, a majority of Washington "insiders" believe states will enact some sort of moratorium on stakes. A small portion, or 18 percent, thought the U.S. Department of Education would take such action, according to this Whiteboard Advisers survey.
Andrew Ujifusa -- Supporters of the Common Core State Standards are moving to confront increasingly high-profile opposition to the standards at the state and national levels by rallying the private sector and initiating coordinated public relations and advertising campaigns as schools continue implementation.
House Speaker T.W. Shannon and House Republican Leadership announced a measure that will halt the federal intrusion of Common Core in Oklahoma Public Schools today.
House Bill 1719 repeals the 2010 law requiring Common Core to be implemented by Oklahoma school districts.
Legislation will be heard next week that would keep from taking effect next year nationwide academic standards that were approved three years ago by lawmakers and then adopted by the state Board of Education, House Speaker T.W. Shannon said Thursday. House Bill 1719 would repeal the 2010 law requiring the common core curriculum from being implemented by local school districts.
Stephen Sawchuk -- Teacher-training exams have been subject to many criticisms: that there are too many of them, that their content isn't relevant, and that their costs are objectionable. New data open a further avenue for criticism: They're too easy.
For every student who’s ever been frustrated by a teacher’s lack of… err… teaching, this one’s for you. Jeff Bliss, a sophomore at Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas, went off on his World History teacher earlier this week after being kicked out of class. In a rant which was recorded by a classmate, Bliss criticized his teacher for giving out packets instead of engaging with students.
Tulsa voters Tuesday proved their stalwart support of 42,000 students by passing a much-needed $38 million safety and technology bond issue by 67.4 percent. That's the good news. The bad news is that only 13,632 voters eligible voters bothered to show up at the polls.
To the U.S. technology industry, there's a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it's more sinister: The push by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.