By Kevin Chavous Executive Counsel American Federation for Children At age 6, Mical spent the majority of his first school year kicked out of class for behavioral issues, including angry and violent outbursts. His Great aunt […]
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO LOS ANGELES (AP) — The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation’s richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday. The […]
By Honorable Peter C. Groff For good reasons many African Americans have wonderful memories of their time in public schools. Among those recollections are the family and community legacies, the favorite teacher and the lifelong […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Longtime civil rights activist Bob Moses says the United States needs a firmer commitment to voting rights and education, and he’s challenging young people to embrace those issues today to strengthen […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi education officials have awarded $2 million to 11 groups to provide preschool for 4-year-olds. It’s Mississippi’s first use of state money to pay for prekindergarten classes. The state Board of […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Grab the nearest kindergartner and tell her this: Stay in school and study hard because Mississippi’s long-term economic outlook depends on you. If you slack off and drop out before getting […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd has blocked the state’s takeover of the Leflore County school district.
Kidd ruled Monday that the district is owed a formal hearing before the state can depose the current superintendent and school board.
The state has said it used another section of state law and no formal hearing was required before the governor declared a state of emergency. Gov. Phil Bryant declared an emergency in Leflore County Sept. 17, the same day Kidd first stepped in… […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.
School districts would still be free to set their own start times, Duncan insisted in a broadcast interview, but he pointed to research that backs up his comments that rested students are ready students. Duncan said he would not be telling local school leaders when their first bells should ring and said it was up to local leaders to make the decisions on their own…. […]