Arkansas vs Black History

Arkansas vs Black History

Arkansas has warned its schools not to offer any AP African American Studies courses, following along with Florida in trying to erase Black History from education. New legislation was passed in Arkansas this March which prohibits “teaching that would indoctrinate...
Back to School Tips from Teacher … For Parents

Back to School Tips from Teacher … For Parents

Back to School is back again, and here are a few things teachers would like the parents of their new cohort of students to keep in mind. Teachers begin the year with a lot on their minds. They have to get to know twenty to thirty new kids, with all of their needs and...
Closing Libraries: What Next?

Closing Libraries: What Next?

Closing libraries in schools is the latest terrible education decision to come out of Texas. The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is a massive school district, the largest in Texas and eighth largest in the country. It has 274 schools serving around 200,000...
Homeless Students Have Rights

Homeless Students Have Rights

Homeless students have rights with regards to their schooling, and everyone should know them. These rights are federally protected. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MVHAA) was the first substantial federal legislation to address homelessness, and it was...
Teaching Skills In Jeopardy

Teaching Skills In Jeopardy

Teaching skills took a decline during the pandemic, according to a report by an education think tank from Arizona State University. The 2022-2023 school year was considered the first ‘normal’ year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, restoring a few...
Conservative Censorship Rages

Conservative Censorship Rages

Conservative censorship expanded further this weekend with several more states enacting laws limiting free speech in schools and libraries. In Iowa, a new law was enacted Saturday that prohibits public and charter schools from discussing gender identity or sexual...
Justice Alito, Step Back

Justice Alito, Step Back

Justice Alito, Jr. may have taken expensive gifts from Paul Singer, a billionaire currently fighting for the Supreme Court to block student-loan forgiveness. In 2008, Washington D.C. was beginning to (very casually) toss around the idea of student-loan forgiveness...
Summer Slide Tips

Summer Slide Tips

Avoiding the summer slide takes parental involvement, teachers say. Here are some of their tips. According to teachers, the long summer break often leads to a breakdown of skills learned over the past year, the so-called “summer slide.” It can set students back when...