An Indiana school superintendent who was arrested for allegedly using her own health insurance to purchase medicine for a sick, uninsured student, has resigned. Casey Smitherman submitted her resignation to the Elwood School Board on Friday after being charged last month with insurance fraud, identity theft and official misconduct over
The way that America approaches Black History Month is grossly limiting. In many schools, organizations, workspaces and beyond, the month is distilled to the same whitewashed stories of select civil rights figures and a handful of picture-perfect moments in history. Our history and culture are consistently depicted as one-dimensional. Carter G.
Take the Northeast, for example. Looking at the most recent SSA data from 2017, we identified the most popular baby names for boys and girls born in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont (the states the Census Bureau defines as the Northeast).
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos loves to tell the story about a former teacher named “Jed.” Here’s how it goes. Jed, a once-passionate public school teacher, was told to “keep it down” at school because his class was having too much fun learning. He left the profession, DeVos likes to suggest,
By Sarah Garland Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about how schools, teachers and students are coping with the immigration crisis. PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — Wilda Rosario’s support groups for immigrant students at Patchogue-Medford High School usually start out with lots of laughter. That’s just how teenagers are,
By Sophie Quinton Editor’s Note: This is part two of the State of the States 2019 series. DENVER — Spurred by teacher strikes and a sense of crisis, Colorado’s new governor is one of 33 newly elected leaders of states and territories who campaigned on improving education funding. In many states,
By Kate Kilpatrick Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about how schools, teachers and students are coping with the immigration crisis. Christine Thompson, 16, recently joined her school’s chess club. She hopes it will be a distraction from the terrifying reality that her family could fall apart.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles public school teachers are on the picket line instead of in their classrooms Monday as they begin their first strike in 30 years. The massive action, which comes after 20 months of failed negotiations between United Teachers Los Angeles and the school district, impacts nearly