Adobe Stock Few recognize that what is truly needed is not the destruction of public education, but the transformation of public education. With an eye toward individualization, every kid down every street in America should have the opportunity to learn in a way that unlocks his or her potential. Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of the episode. It's been edited for clarity. Boyd Matheson: Public education remains a major concern for the vast majority of Americans. Some call for massive federal investments, others for strict local control. Few recognize that what is truly needed is not the destruction of public education, but the transformation of public education with an eye toward individualization. Every kid down every street in America should have the opportunity to learn in a way that unlocks his or her potential. A discussion on the future of education on this episode of Therefore, What? Therefore, What? is a weekly podcast that breaks down the news while … [Read more...] about What will it take to transform American public education? (+podcast)
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Robert Moore Searchlight New Mexico Published 2:15 PM EST Dec 11, 2018 In the coming days, governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham will take the first major step to fulfill her sweeping campaign promises on education — appointing a secretary to lead New Mexico’s troubled Public Education Department. Her choice will speak volumes — not only about her approach to education but also about her commitment to reform in a state that is primed for change. With a Democratic majority in both chambers of the Legislature, the governor-elect is in a position to address what many regard as New Mexico’s gravest problem: the fact that it sits at rock bottom in national rankings of student achievement. The state is under court order to fix a school funding system that was struck down as unconstitutional for its failure to provide adequate resources for at-risk students. So the choice of the new secretary will speak worlds about the degree to which Lujan Grisham intends to … [Read more...] about New Mexico’s Public Education Department: Who’s will lead?
Successful students, teachers and communities focus on creative solutions I share a common background and culture with our community, our children and their families. Vote not only for me, but for our kids, their parents and their teachers on Tuesday, November 6.”— Dr. Norman QuinteroRIVERSIDE, CA, USA, November 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The state of California has the 5th largest economy, among all nations, in the entire world. Its public education system is ranked well BELOW 80% of all U.S. states in teacher-student ratios, money invested per student, child safety and overall academic performance. Obviously, our children are at risk. Obviously, budgets for public education are a low priority in Sacramento and will remain so. Obviously, those who are responsible at the local level are obligated to pursue remedies beyond the financial. When variable factors require expanded curricula in order to accommodate the ever-growing, ever-changing demographics, elementary … [Read more...] about Elementary Public Education Systems Are in Crisis
Updated 8:02 am PDT, Saturday, August 11, 2018 Photo: Erin Hinrichs, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This July 31, 2018, photo provided by MinnPost shows a brightly colored trunk at the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District's District Education Center in North St. Paul, Minn., that was created by the school district's American Indian Education Program team. Contents of trunks that are scattered throughout classrooms in all elementary- and middle-school buildings in the district provide hands-on teaching aids for lessons infused with Native American history and culture. (Erin Hinrichs/MinnPost via AP) less This July 31, 2018, photo provided by MinnPost shows a brightly colored trunk at the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District's District Education Center in North St. Paul, Minn., that was created by ... more … [Read more...] about Minnesota parents can vote on American Indian education
Story by : Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues African-Americans is not the “state of schools” in Houston, Dallas or points west, but what is the real state of education for Black and minority children period. “The real hard truths are not being discussed,” said Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. “This is the first generation that will be less educated that their parents and that should be a serious wake up call.” Price, a longtime activist, said without some new intervention, African-American students are facing difficult times ahead. The results of falling further behind is a generation of Black youth could be looking up at others ethnic groups in permanent underclass status. The Dallas Independent School District sits in the heart of a large, diverse and dynamic region with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million people in the 12 counties in North Central Texas. Dallas ISD comprises 384 square miles and … [Read more...] about Minority Voices, Input and Participation being “Left Behind” in Public Education