KCUR Crossroads Academy submitted a bid to the city to buy the old Crispus Attucks School building at 1815 Woodland Ave for its downtown high school. If accepted, it could ultimately house 500 high school students attending the expanding Crossroads Academy program. Read the full story on KCUR.
The Hechinger Report U.S. spending on elementary and high school education declined 3 percent from 2010 to 2014 even as its economy prospered and its student population grew slightly by 1 percent, boiling down to a 4 percent decrease in spending per student. Over this same 2010 to 2014 period, education spending, on average, rose 5 percent per student across the 35 countries in the OECD. In some countries it rose at a much higher … read more
KCUR At Kansas City Academy on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made veggie burgers in culinary class and a clay pot in ceramics, but she didn’t explain how a private liberal arts school known for its progressive values landed on her radar. “Why did we choose to come here?” said DeVos, echoing a question many in Kansas City have asked this week. “Well, because I’ve been visiting schools this week … read more
The Hechinger Report "In places like Indiana, where just 3 percent of children attend state-funded preschool, kids cram for kindergarten during a few weeks in the summer." Read the full story at TheHechingerReport.org.
NPR A youth program through the University of Maryland is helping teens cultivate positive relationships. The program is called "4-H", and is facilitated by Alexander Chan, a former marriage and family therapist. The focus is on creating positivity in their heads, hearts, hands, and health. Read the full story at NPR.org.
The Atlantic Schools are looking to redirect conversations about Title IX expenses. "While K-12 schools have largely been left out of the debate, in recent years the Office for Civil Rights has seen a surge in Title IX complaints against these schools similar to those targeted at colleges and universities." Read the full story at TheAtlantic.com.
Hechinger Report "Rising popularity of dual-language education could leave Latino students behind. In D.C., native English speakers clamor for a program once designed for Latino immigrants. Who should get priority?" Read the full story at HechingerReport.org.