This week we talk about PARCC assessments in OH, retiree health insurance in MI, a reflection on the NEA RA from MTA President Barbara Madeloni, and feature video of the National Teacher of the Year on the importance of activism.
This week we talk about CT educators addressing student poverty, state-wide assessments in ME, how OH is trying to fix the broken charter school funding system and the Senate budget in MA.
The State Board voted to eliminate the “5 of 8” rule that required districts to staff schools with a minimum number of education support professionals.
Ohio science teacher Adrienne Bowden asks her peers to “educate and advocate” in their classrooms
This Valentine’s Day, EdVotes pays tribute to those leaders making good decisions for students and public schools. And we call out those who aren’t.
Lawmakers need to start holding charter school operators accountable to the students and communities they are supposed to be serving, says NEA President.
Britt Mickley gives lawmakers contemplating federal charter school program important takeaways for giving students a quality education.
Educators, community members argue that eliminating the rule will encourage underfunded schools to eliminate teachers and staff members in areas deemed unessential for state standardized tests.
Despite widespread criticism, the board killed a decades-old rule that says school districts must hire five full time educational service personnel for every 1,000 students.
The proposal has educators and parents concerned that school districts will cut critical education support positions in favor of spending more money on standardized test subjects.