Students chronicle their troubled world

The cover of the Amplifier, a magazine produced by students from 15 high schools in Montgomery County, Md., and published in June. In the vitriolic national debate about what can and can’t be taught in public schools, parents’ rights and public funding of religious education, it’s easy to forget that many students at many schools More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

How Supreme Court ruling lays groundwork for religious charter schools

Placeholder while article actions load Less than a month ago, attorney and education policy scholar Kevin Welner wrote on this blog that the Supreme Court would probably further erode the separation of church More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

Texas GOP to schools: Use live ultrasound to teach about ‘preborn child’

Education (Parents’ Rights) School Choice: Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education, and the funding should follow More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

A third-grader on active shooter drills at school

Placeholder while article actions load After a gunman entered Oxford High School in Michigan last December, students who had been trained how to respond in such an event hid and sheltered in place. Though More...

By admin On Friday, May 27th, 2022

Supreme Court likely to drop school voucher bombshell

Placeholder while article actions load The public focus on upcoming Supreme Court rulings has been on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, and the Dobbs v. Jackson draft opinion More...

By admin On Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Texas official wants to arm more teachers. Bad idea.

Placeholder while article actions load Not long after an 18-year-old gunman walked into a Texas elementary school and shot to death at least 19 students and two teachers, one prominent state official, Attorney More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Told not to say ‘gay’ in graduation speech, he made his point anyway

Placeholder while article actions load Senior Class President Zander Moricz was tapped with giving a commencement speech at Pine View School in Osprey, Fla., but was given a restriction not normally attached More...

By admin On Friday, May 20th, 2022

Why Virginia Gov. Youngkin is wrong about student NAEP scores

Placeholder while article actions load Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) released a report on student achievement that is based largely on a misreading of the scores of the National Assessment of Educational More...

By admin On Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Out-of-context Clarence Thomas photo — and other news literacy lessons

Placeholder while article actions load Here’s the latest installment of a weekly feature I’ve been running for some time on this blog — lessons from the nonprofit News Literacy Project, which aims to More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

What Biden should say to charter school supporters now attacking him

Placeholder while article actions load The Biden administration recently released proposed reforms to a nearly 30-year-old federal program that has provided billions of dollars in grants for charter schools, More...

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