Fed-up California parents participated in a “Sexxx Ed Sit Out” Tuesday morning to protest the state’s sex education curriculum, calling it “pornographic,” “age-inappropriate,” “highly biased and medically inaccurate instruction.”
After narrowly voting down the “Scheuermann Amendment” that would have given all schools facing mergers a one-year extension to comply with Act 46, House lawmakers on Thursday voted to allow some schools to get the extension.
The Vermont House of Representatives on Wednesday voted down a proposed amendment that would have allowed a one-year extension for forced school district mergers under Act 46.
A bill to introduce social justice education to Vermont preK-12 students was approved unanimously on the House floor Thursday without controversy.
School choice breaks down the barriers of arbitrary school district lines — these glass walls defined by zip codes — by empowering all parents with the resources they need to either find the right school for their children or start their own schools if the right school can’t be found.
Given the uncertainty around a merger of local school districts, articles for annual town meetings are being warned with an eye toward what could play out in the courts.
The House Education Committee on Thursday voted in favor of creating a work group to recommend new academic standards that recognize the history and contributions of ethnic and social groups and movements.
The now Democratic-controlled New York state Legislature on Wednesday passed the Dream Act, legislation that would make thousands of “Dreamers” eligible for financial aid to attend public colleges in the state.
Options are a good thing, especially when it comes to education. But today, most American parents remain at the whim of whatever district school they live in. Education choice gives students the opportunity to pick their own schooling option.
National School Choice Week raises awareness about the different types of schools and educational opportunities for parents and their children. School choice options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies and homeschooling.
Today, school choice programs in the states include education savings accounts, tax credits, and vouchers, and are accessed by about 482,000 students. That’s a more than twofold increase in participating students from 2011, the year National School Choice Week was launched.