Post Tagged with: "schools"

Free Live Video Stream on Latest Children and Poverty Research

Half the children in American public schools are low income and one million are homeless. Yet today’s school reform agenda dismisses poverty as just an excuse. Join the National Superintendents Roundtable via videostream as it explores these issues in Chicago, July 11 and 12. Presentations (all times Central): 6:00 pm, Friday, July 11: Kent McGuire of the Southern Education Foundation […]

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Report Reveals Huge Negative Impact, on Workers, Local Economies, of Privatizing Public Service Jobs

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (PAI)–Imagine, three years ago, that you’re a custodian in the New Haven, Conn., schools, and the school board decides to privatize your job, by contracting it out, to GCA Services Group, to “save money.”  What do you think would happen to you?             What actually happened, according to a new report on such privatization schemes, was this: Two-thirds of […]

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Schools are Sanctuaries for Homeless Students

Originally posted by the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, AFSA Local 1 in New York City. Every day, we pass homeless children on our subways and streets, and few of us see them as they are. They’re usually not recognizable as homeless unless desperate-eyed parents pushing battered metal shopping carts accompany them. On their own, children are just children, […]

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Shutting Doors on Our Nation’s Children: The School Closure Epidemic

Shutting Doors on Our Nation’s Children: The School Closure Epidemic

It is no secret the charter school model is spreading like wildfire across America, and public school students and administrators are getting burned as a result in big cities and small towns alike. School systems that have long gone underfunded or mismanaged are like kindling for the blaze, and the needs of the public school students in those systems largely […]

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Are Digital Devices The Future Of Education?

Are Digital Devices The Future Of Education?

As technology becomes more popular and affordable, states and schools districts have the choice to adopt the use of technology in the classroom to enhance traditional education.

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