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Voucher Programs Not Working As Well In Indiana As Hoped

Posted on February 19, 2018 in Education News Public Education Voucher Programs

It all seems very simple and straightforward. You allow parents as much choice as possible in terms of figuring out where their children should go to school, and they will respond by placing their children in schools that they want them to attend. It is simple, elegant, and makes a lot of sense to most […]

Many Teachers may be Affected by DACA

Posted on February 18, 2018 in DACA Education News Public Education

Up to 9,000 public school teachers fear loosing their jobs if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is allowed to expire. These teachers say that it is also putting an enormous strain on them and the students in their classroom as it leaves them with an uncertain future. Many of these teachers are teaching […]

Wants vs. Needs: How A Letter To Santa Taught the Greatest Lesson

Posted on February 8, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education

After a class discussion on wants and needs, Ruth Espiricueta’s class wrote letters to Santa. Out of the mouths of babes….so the saying goes. Crystal’s letter simply asked Santa for food, a blanket, and a ball for her brother. Surprisingly simple, really, from a first grader. But maybe the discussion about needs and wants made […]


Public Education Standards Need New Measures

Posted on February 7, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education

More and more educators, school administration, and parents are coming to the conclusion that the current one course fits all public education system with an emphasis on standardized testing is failing to provide students with a great public education. Teaching has always been a profession that requires passion, a certain understanding of the many ways […]


U.S. Public Education Year in Review

Posted on February 6, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education US Education System

Educators and parents are all too aware of the frequent changes made to the public education sector on a yearly and sometimes even a monthly basis. This constant flux of new ideas and policies may keep things fresh but can also create confusion among those involved in educating our youth. In order to better understand […]


Head of U.S. Education Department Cuts Loan Relief for Defrauded Students

Posted on February 5, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education Public Education Systems US Education System

Thanks to Betsy DeVos, the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Education (since 2017), the Department of Education will be significantly cutting the amount of funding allocated for student loan relief for students defrauded by their chosen schools in an attempt to cut the cost to U.S. tax payers for something she deems as unjustified. In […]


One Woman Has Generously Paid Off All Outstanding Student Meal Debt For An Entire County School System

Posted on February 4, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education Public Education Systems

It’s always nice to read about people helping strangers to overcome obstacles. Particularly during the winter holiday months, various acts of kindness are often reported in the news. A recent article from Buzzfeed explains how a woman who owns a real estate investment company in Pennsylvania paid off all of the outstanding student meals charges […]


Students Offer Christmas Surprise To Janitor

Posted on February 3, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education

Every holiday season, there is several goodwill stories to warm the heart and remind us that there is plenty of people who are decent and kind. This goodwill story starts with a bunch of school kids from Garden City High School who noticed that their school custodian was wearing a pair of beat up, old […]


Empower Early – Cultivate Courage OPINION

Posted on February 2, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education

Middle school is a petri dish of hormones, relationships and education. Both good and bad behaviors show up on a daily basis. Eleven, twelve and thirteen year olds are trying to figure out where they fit, who they are, what they think, how they feel, and still cram some learning into each day while at […]


North Carolina Public Education Has Suffered Due To Budget Cuts

Posted on January 31, 2018 in Public Education Public Education Systems

Based on the statistics, a person would not get a good impression of public education in North Carolina. Carolina is usually ranked in the lowerest percentile for per-pupil spending and teacher pay. It is ranked 36th in the average salary for teachers and 34th in the average yearly salary for teachers. These are other statistics […]