“Notes From The Field” is an acclaimed one-woman play by the award-winning writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith that delves into the United States’ school-to-prison pipeline, its inequitable justice system and its struggle to adequately address issues of class and race. Now it is set to reach a wider audience through an HBO production, premiering […]
In what can only be called a self-inflicted wound, the College Board sent out a letter to its members this week expressing sorrow for the victims of the Feb. 14 shootings at a high school in Florida — and used the missive to talk about a program that the organization owns, Advanced Placement. Reaction was […]
Teachers around the country are reacting to President Trump’s call to arm some of them in classrooms — and even pay them a bonus — as a way to prevent future shootings, by speaking out about what they really want. They are calling it the #ArmMeWith movement, and their reactions point to the lack of […]
KIPP has terminated our co-founder Mike Feinberg due to allegations of misconduct that run counter to our values. Please read our letter to KIPP families here: https://t.co/f5Dq0xslJd — KIPP Schools (@KIPP) February 22, 2018 (Update: Adding information) KIPP, one of the nation’s largest and best-known charter school networks, announced late Thursday that its leaders had […]
If the Florida House of Representatives has its way, all public schools in the Sunshine State will soon be required to post the words “In God We Trust” — the state’s motto — on all campuses where students and staff can see them. The House voted on the legislation Wednesday — 97 to 10, with members […]
President Trump has made clear this week that he believes arming teachers with guns is a key strategy for stopping future shootings at schools. He pushed the idea on Wednesday at a White House meeting with survivors of last week’s shooting at a Florida high school, which killed 17 people. On Thursday, he tweeted […]
This is the second piece about teaching in Paris by Erin Thesing, an American elementary school teacher who worked for several years at schools in Philadelphia and the District of Columbia before moving to France. Last summer, she applied for a dream job at an international school in Paris, where she had long wanted to […]
President Trump held a meeting at the White House on Wednesday with students and parents to talk about how to prevent gun violence following the shooting deaths of 17 people at a South Florida high school last week. Below is the transcript, word for word, as provided by the White House, and a video of […]
This is what happened Tuesday in the Florida House of Representatives as students from a high school where 17 people were fatally shot last week descended to urge legislators to take gun control seriously: — Members of the body debated and then voted to declare pornography a “public health risk.” — Members of the body […]
I read that President Trump handed out “Medal of Valor” awards to 12 recipients at the White House on Tuesday, and, being an education writer, immediately wondered whether any teachers had been honored. It turns out these medals are the highest available awards given to public safety officers who show extraordinary bravery in the face […]
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