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Special education enrollment trends upward

Special education enrollment trends upward | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"The number of students receiving special education in the nation’s public schools is on the rise, according to a new federal report. There were 6.7 million kids with disabilities in classrooms across the country during the 2015-2016 school year, accounting for 13.2 percent of all students. That’s up from 6.6 million the year prior."

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Several well-known private schools in the D.C. area are scrapping Advanced Placement classes - The

Several well-known private schools in the D.C. area are scrapping Advanced Placement classes - The | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Seven prominent private schools in the D.C. area plan to eliminate Advanced Placement classes over the next four years, asserting in an unusual joint statement Monday that the program has “diminished utility,” is not necessary for college-bound students and puts too much emphasis on speedy absorption of course material and memorization."

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U.S. Supreme Court rules plaintiffs in Wisconsin gerrymandering case lack standing, sends case back to lower court

U.S. Supreme Court rules plaintiffs in Wisconsin gerrymandering case lack standing, sends case back to lower court | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it
The highly anticipated decision sends the case back to a lower court for further review.
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The college-graduation problem all states have

The college-graduation problem all states have | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"The share of black adults who hold a bachelor’s or associate’s degree—31 percent—is roughly two-thirds that of white ones—47 percent. And Latinos, at about 23 percent, are just half as likely."

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Trump and Sessions have created prisons for Spanish-speaking children

Trump and Sessions have created prisons for Spanish-speaking children | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"It’s an exceptionally immoral, abhorrent and inhumane policy," writes the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson.

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Tomahawk valedictorian's speech addressed discrimination, gender inequality and school shootings. Administrators said it was too controversial.

Tomahawk valedictorian's speech addressed discrimination, gender inequality and school shootings. Administrators said it was too controversial. | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"A senior Tomahawk High School valedictorian was told she could not give her commencement speech without deleting topics that might be controversial. Instead, she chose not to give it at all."

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Members of Congress protest separation of families at the border

"Members of Congress joined a protest against the separation of families at the border. They tried to get arrested, but security guards wouldn't take them."

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Tony Evers wants to cut legislator pay to same level as first-year teachers

Tony Evers wants to cut legislator pay to same level as first-year teachers | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"The state schools superintendent wants to cut legislator pay to close a $14,000 gap with first-year teachers."

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After Santa Fe shooting, Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants more counselors in Texas schools. Is that enough?

After Santa Fe shooting, Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants more counselors in Texas schools. Is that enough? | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"In a state that doesn't require counselors in schools, Abbott is recommending school districts find money to hire more counselors and allow them to focus on student mental health rather than administrative tasks like scheduling and college admissions."

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AP World History gets a makeover, and high school teachers rebel

AP World History gets a makeover, and high school teachers rebel | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"High school history teachers are in revolt over the alteration of a widely taught Advanced Placement course that they say threatens to present a skewed, Eurocentric history of the world to thousands of students. Under the controversial changes, a popular AP World History course would begin in 1450 — essentially the rise of European power. The standoff touches on issues of culture, color and history with which schools — and society — have been wrangling."

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Women earn 57% of U.S. bachelor’s degrees

Women earn 57% of U.S. bachelor’s degrees | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Women earned approximately 57 percent of the bachelor’s degrees awarded by U.S. institutions of higher education in the 2016-2017 academic year, according to data released this week by the National Center for Education Statistics, which is part of the U.S. Department of Education. That, according to NCES data, makes 2016-2017 the 18th straight academic year in which women have earned approximately 57 percent of the bachelor’s degrees awarded by U.S. colleges and universities."

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Parkland drama teacher who helped save 65 receives Tony Award For Education

Parkland drama teacher who helped save 65 receives Tony Award For Education | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Melody Herzfeld sheltered dozens of students during the February shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. On Sunday, she received a Tony Award for excellence in education."

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Teachers say they don't have enough time to collaborate

Teachers say they don't have enough time to collaborate | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Only 31 percent of teachers reported that they have sufficient time to collaborate with other teachers. A new report offers recommendations to increase opportunities for teacher collaboration, including increasing the time teachers can dedicate to such opportunities."

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Country star Chris Young honors the teacher who supported his music

Country star Chris Young honors the teacher who supported his music | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Along with the Country Music Association Foundation, Young is honoring his high school choral director and other music teachers across the country who first helped stars find their voice."

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Democrats seek to bring case back to Supreme Court before 2020 elections

Democrats seek to bring case back to Supreme Court before 2020 elections | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"The court ruled Monday that the plaintiffs lacked standing and sent the case back to a lower court, giving the plaintiffs another opportunity to prove they have been injured by how Republicans had drawn the maps after the 2010 census."

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Racine Unified hopes that metal detectors work as deterrents

Racine Unified hopes that metal detectors work as deterrents | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"A combination of school staff and police officers will run the detectors, as it will take quite a few people to get the students through quickly."

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North Carolina passes charter school law that critics say is intended to promote segregation

North Carolina passes charter school law that critics say is intended to promote segregation | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"The North Carolina legislature has passed a controversial measure permitting four towns with mostly white populations to create their own charter schools, a move that critics say is intended to promote segregation. The state NAACP is threatening to sue."

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New Stanford education study shows where boys and girls do better in math, English

New Stanford education study shows where boys and girls do better in math, English | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"The researchers uncovered a pattern: in affluent, highly-educated and predominantly white districts, boys outperformed girls in math. In poorer, more racially diverse districts, girls often outdid boys in math. In reading and writing, however, the researchers found no correlation with local socioeconomic status or racial makeup. In almost every public-school system, girls came out ahead in reading scores, though to different degrees across communities."

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Education Department staff down 13 percent since Trump administration began

Education Department staff down 13 percent since Trump administration began | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Between the start of the Trump administration and April of this year, the department has shed more than 550 workers and reduced its overall size by 13 percent, an Inside Higher Ed analysis of recent employee data found. Those staff losses have occurred as DeVos is in the midst of a spree of deregulation, which requires heavy staff hours to review and negotiate new rules. And the agency has made do with fewer civil rights workers even as it says it’s looking to reduce a large backlog of federal complaints."

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Student with autism who rarely speaks gives graduation speech

Student with autism who rarely speaks gives graduation speech | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Sef Scott addressed the graduating class of Plano Senior High at a graduation ceremony. He doesn't usually electively speak, so he knew the inspirational speech would be unexpected."

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School’s closed. Forever. - The New York Times

School’s closed. Forever. - The New York Times | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"What happens to a rural town after it loses its only school? Arena, Wisconsin, is about to find out."

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Education Department received hundreds of complaints last year about racist school discipline

Education Department received hundreds of complaints last year about racist school discipline | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Betsy DeVos is considering rescinding guidance intended to protect students from this type of discrimination."

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Wisconsin's special elections: Five takeaways

Wisconsin's special elections: Five takeaways | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Wisconsin Democrats have to be ebullient. After all, they won a Senate seat they hadn't held since the 1970's. And while they have little shot of winning back the Assembly in November, they do have a chance to flip control of the Senate."

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Supreme Court ruling means Wisconsin can keep purging its voter rolls

Supreme Court ruling means Wisconsin can keep purging its voter rolls | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Failing to vote can lead to getting knocked off voter registration rolls, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision that likely will help Republicans and harm Democrats."

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Report: Wisconsin poverty rate up in 2016 despite job gains 

Report: Wisconsin poverty rate up in 2016 despite job gains  | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"According to Wisconsin Poverty Measure released by the UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty, the state’s poverty rate rose to 10.8 percent in 2016 from 9.7 percent in 2015. That measure also found child poverty up in the state to 12 percent in 2016, from 10 percent in 2015."

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Dems, Gov. Walker criticize Wisconsin Broadcasters decision to cancel debates

Dems, Gov. Walker criticize Wisconsin Broadcasters decision to cancel debates | News From Around the Web: WEAC | Scoop.it

"Two primary debates scheduled for next month are now canceled. One of them is Republicans running for senate. The other was for Democrats running for governor, but there are 10 of them, and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association wanted to limit participants to four."

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