School Lunch Revolt, Race-Based K-12 Benchmarks, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup
Friday's ed news
Alabama sets race-based K-12 benchmarks.
Indiana schools struggle to meet new federal school lunch rules as students revolt.
A California lawsuit could spell the end of union collective-bargaining fees.
First in, last out policies lose Lansing, Michigan students an award-winning teacher.
Jay Greene reviews the research showing that religious schools promote tolerance better than public schools.
Pennsylvanians protest Common Core.
California has delayed a vote on adopting new national science standards to this fall.
School districts must offer foreign-language immersion programs if 25 parents petition for one, a new Louisiana law says.
Giving kids college classes in high school improves their reading and graduation rates, a study finds.
Thursday's ed news
Maine's governor vetoes several bills that would weaken charter schools.
Private school enrollment in Florida ticks up for a second year.
Wisconsin parents prepare to sue their school district to get access to meetings where officials decide curriculum.
Connecticut seeks a one-year delay on Common Core tests and teacher evaluations.
Studies of children with ADHD find little academic benefit to them taking medication.
Three Michigan teachers contesting their union see a court setback.
Government researchers provide new evidence that government subsidies for college loans hurt borrowers.
Wednesday's ed news
National Common Core tests will cost Georgians twice as much as their current state tests. More.
In New York, Common Core means stripping high-quality literature from schools.
A New York group is filing a civil liberties complaint that the poorest children get the worst teachers.
A Rhode Island Democrat says vouchers have "no R or D label."
We don't really know how to prepare good teachers, says Jay Greene.
Tuesday's ed news
Florida's tax-credit scholarships are on track for record growth this year.
Common Core has so far led to states reducing education standards, a Harvard study finds.
Tennessee implements a new teacher pay plan.
Wyoming will wait a year to seek a No Child Left Behind waiver.
The Obama administration releases school safety guidelines.
Should families or government have primary control over what and how children learn?
Lefties tell teachers to use Common Core's nonfiction reading requirements to push politics on kids.
Monday's ed news
Pearson's vice president says new tests are moving away from objective, right-or-wrong answers.
Students flock to Louisiana's "course choice" mini-vouchers.
The North Carolina legislature considers freeing charter schools from teacher prep regulations.
Jewish schools nationwide benefit from school choice programs.
Teachers unions in Washington file suit against the state's brand-new charter school law.
The California Assembly approves a bill to let transgender K-12 students pick their bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams.
The nation's largest teachers union has approved a dues increase for essentially a slush fund.
New federal school lunch rules mean more costs for schools and more caffeine for high schoolers.
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