Hechinger Report The Trump administration says it wants to encourage girls in STEM fields, but also proposes cutting after-school programs. After-school programs can help students develop an interest in science, technology, engineering or math. If students haven't development an interest in them by middle school, it's unlikely to happen. After-school programs can help expose students to these fields outside of the school day, providing an opportunity for them to gain … read more
KC Star Time is a valuable commodity for Derrik Wiggins and his third-grade students at Kansas City’s George Washington Carver Dual Language School. And nobody is wasting any of it in his classroom. Read the full story at KC Star.com
NPR Florida mom struggles to find school that'll accept 9-year-old son with autism, ADHD and a seizure disorder. "They talk about McKay like it's this great thing, but talk to these private schools and as soon as I say 'behavioral issues,' they'll tell you that they can't accommodate him," Lynn says. Read the full story at NPR.org.
NY Times With all the sweeping changes the Republican bill would impose, little attention has been paid to its potential impact on education. School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services to millions of students with disabilities across the country. Read the full story at NYTimes.org
The Atlantic When given the chance, will wealthy parents ever choose to desegregate schools? Last year, a contentious zone change in New York City forced well-off parents to decide whether or not to integrate a high-poverty school. The exact-same scenario had played out a half-century earlier during the city’s brief attempt at school desegregation. Read the full story at TheAtlantic.com.
Hechinger Report Connecticut district focusing on a buy-in for mastery-based learning in classrooms. Superintendent Susan Bell likes to say 24 credits and a D-minus average — what used to be the cutoff for graduation — is not enough. Read the full story at TheHechingerReport.org.