Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the treatment of transgender students and how to teach the history of racism and slavery in America. Meetings that were once orderly, even boring, have turned ugly. School board elections
The growing education choice movement just chalked up a major win in New Hampshire, yet another sign of the increasing popularity of what supporters call “empowering parents.” In the new state budget signed by GOP Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire became the fifth state this year to pass a new Education Savings Account (ESA) program,
Photo: President Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers One of the nation’s largest teachers unions on Tuesday vowed to defend members who are punished for teaching an “honest history” of the United States, a measure that’s intended to counter the wave of states seeking to limit classroom discussion on race and discrimination. In a virtual
In partnership with the Truman Presidential Library’s White House Decision Center, the Political History and Leadership program at ASU is pleased to offer incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors an opportunity to join us on the ASU Tempe campus on Friday, July 30, 2021 for a High School Leadership Academy. The program will challenge students to step into
Children at Havasupai Indian School in Cataract Canyon, Arizona, in 1901. (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress) When the Phoenix Indian School was established in 1891, the top federal administrator considered it a budgetary win to send Native American children to boarding schools to enforce assimilation into white society. “It’s cheaper to educate Indians
Yavapai College Announces Free Tuition for the Fall Semester to Students Who Enroll in Classes in the New Verde Valley Skilled Trades Center
Yavapai College has announced that it will offer free tuition to any student who enrolls in classes in the College’s new Verde Valley Skilled Trades Center. The free tuition will cover all classes for the entire fall semester, and classes begin on August 16. The Verde Valley Skilled Trades Center is a new, 10,000 sq.