Secretary of Education John King talks with NewsOne about elevating the teaching profession. He wants to give teachers a voice and prepare them for the 21st century classroom.
In 2009, the organization launched the Y-Scholars (referred to as Rowe Scholars for high schoolers), a comprehensive program that targets students from low-income families, shepherding them through the education pipeline into college.
The Chicago Teachers Union announced Wednesday that it will launch a one-day strike on April Fool’s Day, and is asking the entire city to join them in their efforts. The union says the impetus for the strike is a call for justice although there are several competing aims, DNAinfo Chicago reports
The unnamed male teacher at Green County High School in Greensboro, Georgia, is accused of calling Shaniaya Hunter, “the dumbest girl I have ever met.” The comment came after Shaniaya experienced a number of absences due to an eye condition and asked the teacher in December for assistance catching up on her work, reports the New York Daily News.
In the face of a $480 million budget gap, an estimated 200 Chicago Public Schools employees are expected to receive pink slips in the latest round of belt-tightening at the nation’s fourth largest school district.
Michigan’s water crisis in Flint has also opened up concern for the state’s school issues in Detroit, U.S. Uncut reports.
When footage surfaced of a Columbia, SC high school student being flipped in her desk and then dragged across the floor by a school resource…
David Pfaff, a science teacher at Bailey Middle School, was seen snatching a chair from underneath one of his students.
Awards season for students is usually a joyous occasion, but one Texas family was livid to find that their son received something called a “Ghetto Classroom Award.” Two…