According to the most recent federal data, Black girls’ 12% suspension rate is much higher than girls of any other race and most boys, and research shows that dark girls are disciplined more harshly than those with lighter skin.
by Félix Pérez UPDATE: This afternoon (Thursday, 2/16) Iowa’s Republican Senate and House majority sided with the deep-pocketed Koch brothers and ALEC, voting to pass a bill that strips educators, nurses, firefighters and other public service workers of their right to negotiate collectively for better learning environments for students, better working conditions and the ability … Continued
A wave of private school voucher legislation is sweeping the country and may be headed your way
2017 could see big rise in taxpayer-funded vouchers for tuition at private and religious schools
By Guest Writer Maggie Mnayer Take Action › Stand with students for schools free of fear and hate. Click here › As a high school English teacher in an urban school district smack in the middle of Iowa, I take seriously my responsibility to teach my students the importance of their word choices, of respecting … Continued
IA teacher shares what she’s heard on the campaign trail from parents, voters about issues related to public education
Educators across the nation are reporting that the inflammatory rhetoric from Donald Trump has led to an increase in student bullying and anxiety.
Educators from across the country are engaging in political activism on behalf of students and public schools. Meet six shining examples.
“Teachers, paraprofessionals and others working in public education have an obligation to set the example by participating in this election.”
Lost among the headlines and news about yesterday’s Iowa presidential caucuses was unprecedented involvement by educators.