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Would Revived Civics End Up Being Progressive Ed Redux?

Robert G. Holland, The good news is that civics education, which teaches children the basics of good citizenship, is quickly gaining fans after being dormant for decades.  There is a growing recognition that democracy cannot endure if three fourths of American students don’t know what makes their country tick. The big unknown is whether revived

WY high school takes fire over English quiz answer about ‘shooting at Trump’

Victor Skinner, JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – A Wyoming high school is under fire after parents exposed an online student quiz that offered “shooting at Trump” as one of the multiple choice answers. An unidentified English teacher at Jackson Hole High School gave students a multiple choice quiz on Thursday about George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm”

IN teacher warns parents about first-graders using words ‘God,’ ‘Jesus’ in class

Victor Skinner, MCCORDSVILLE, Ind. – An Indiana elementary teacher is worried that students who discuss God, Jesus, and the Devil in school could “upset a child/parent” with “different religions and beliefs” and she wants it to stop. Parents of students at McCordsville Elementary forwarded a letter to Fox 59 sent home by a teacher that

Cost to educate students speaking different languages hits $140mil up 13% in one year

Victor Skinner, OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of students in Washington state in need of special bilingual education is increasing significantly, and so is the cost to taxpayers. According to a recent report produced by the state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, roughly 10 percent of the state’s public school student population are considered English Language

Could Trump Become Education’s Great Liberator?

Robert Holland, President Donald Trump may receive little or no credit anytime soon from within the public-education establishment for potentially easing the dead weight of federal mandates from the pursuit of learning in classrooms across the country. Eventually, though, he might—if his executive order (EO) of April 26 stays true in making it the executive branch’s policy to

Charter Schools Prove Even Slight Separation from Government Yields Better Results

Teresa Mull, It’s National Charter Schools Week, and parents, students, teachers, and community members across the nation are celebrating the success of their independent schools. Charters are technically public schools, since they’re publicly funded, tuition-free, and open to all students, but they’re privately managed and held to higher accountability standards than traditional public schools in