Friday, 22 October, 2021

Category: education


Tenure, one of the bedrocks of higher education in the U.S., is at the center of a heated debate in the world of academia after Georgia’s public university system changed the process for reviewing and firing professors whose tenured status Read more…


Shannon Jensen was diligent about making sure her sons wore masks to school when classes resumed in September. Other parents in Waukesha, Wis., weren’t. And three weeks after school opened, Jensen’s eldest son, who was seated next to an unmasked Read more…


The U.S. Justice Department is launching an effort to combat a spike in harassment and violent threats against school board members and teachers, calling it a “disturbing trend,” while Republican leaders are denouncing the move as an attempt to silence Read more…


As both the school year and the COVID-19 pandemic progress into another month, there’s no sign that parent anger over the intersection of the two is abating. Groups of parents around the U.S. are filing lawsuits against state and school-district Read more…


(CHICAGO) — A historian devoted to keeping alive the stories of long-dead victims of racial violence along the Texas-Mexico border and a civil rights activist whose mission is to make sure people who leave prison are free to walk into Read more…


It has been ten years since the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, a Williamsville, New York teen whose suicide further turned a national spotlight on the issue of LGBTQ mental health and bullying. In May of 2011, a few months Read more…


North Carolina Republicans have very cannily made sure that SB 654 requires public schools to adopt a “face coverings” policy and then vote on that at least once a month for the foreseeable future. Now Cawthorn may be waiting to come back to Read more…


So here we are in a global pandemic that has killed more than 636,000 Americans with a death toll rising despite the fact that the very effective vaccine is free. People will spend money on dangerous quack remedies and forged Read more…


It’s too early to know whether the pandemic-fueled surge in homeschooling will continue in the coming year, but the early indicators are that do-it-yourself education is here to stay as a popular choice for families from all sorts of backgrounds. Read more…


This week in Texas, 666 new laws took effect. Aside from its satanic implications, that seemingly large number has no special significance, since most of the bills neither shrink nor expand government in any substantial way. But the new laws include Read more…