Trump Furious Outside Courtroom as New York AG Commences Civil Fraud Case
The New York attorney general's $250 million civil fraud trial against Donald Trump, his company, and two of his children commenced on Monday, marking a critical legal battle with potential repercussions for Trump's businesses and political aspirations. Although Trump was not obligated to attend, he was present in the courtroom, where he sat with crossed arms and occasionally tapped his foot during AG attorney Kevin Wallace's presentation.
Madison School District’s Quest for a New Superintendent
The Madison School District is at a pivotal juncture as it embarks on a search for a new superintendent. The district, which serves as the second-largest in the state of Wisconsin with 25,000 students across 52 schools, is facing a series of challenges. These include declining enrollment, a teacher shortage, persistent racial achievement gaps, and a projected budget shortfall of more than $30 million in the upcoming fiscal year. The Madison community is now actively engaged in the process of finding the right leader to navigate these complex issues and set the course for the district’s future.
Texas Schools Face Safety Dilemmas; Burleson ISD Shows a Possible Path Forward
In the wake of a Texas legislative move demanding armed security on all school premises, numerous schools are confronting a dearth of suitable security personnel. Nevertheless, Burleson Independent School District (ISD) seems to have found an innovative solution.
Texas School Districts Struggle to Meet Security Mandate, but Burleson Offers a Solution
In response to a new Texas law requiring an armed officer at every campus, many Texas schools are grappling with a shortage of qualified security personnel. However, Burleson Independent School District appears to have cracked the code.
Getting Kids Outside: Embracing the Chilly, Changing Seasons
The drop in temperature and earlier sunsets can tempt us to stay wrapped up inside with hot cocoa and our favorite movies. However, there are numerous benefits to getting outside, even during colder months—physical activity, vitamin D exposure, and a break from screen time, to name just a few. Here's a handful of fun and engaging ways to get your little ones excited about the great outdoors this season.
This School District Has Been Named One of the Worst/ Least Equitable in North Carolina
The Wake County Public Schools, a prestigious district with more than 160,000 students and over 190 schools, are located in Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina. To best prepare students for a dynamic future, these schools provide a wide variety of extracurricular and academic programs.
Abbott drags Texas lawmakers back to Austin Oct. 9 to talk about school choice
One of the questions coming in what's now the third special session of the Texas legislature for the year is whether taxpayers should pay tuition for private schools, via the Governor's proposed "voucher" program.
The Texas UIL is sniffing around after video shows ref ripping helmet off HS player
It's not often we hear about the University Interscholastic League's gumshoes investigating wrongdoing. The UIL, the governing body of Texas high school football, announced Saturday it's looking into things after a viral video showed a referee ripping the helmet off a player.
Chicago Public Schools $3B Immediately, $14.4B Total to Renovate, Modernize All Schools in System
CPS needs $3B for immediate critical needs of school buildings which are on average 83 years old, in serious disrepair; already faces $628M structural operating deficit. A recent report has shed light on the substantial financial burden facing Chicago Public Schools (CPS), which need an estimated $14.4 billion for emergency building repairs and a comprehensive modernization effort. This revelation comes amid concerns about the deteriorating condition of CPS facilities, many of which are plagued by issues such as lead paint, leaky ceilings, and crumbling infrastructure.
South Side Chicago Science Festival Ignites Curiosity in Science for Young Students
University of Chicago South Side Science gave new generation of potential scientists close-up view of science. The second annual South Side Science Festival, hosted by the University of Chicago, proved to be a remarkable occasion for kids and parents alike. With over 60 live demonstrations, four panels, and various engaging activities, the festival aimed to bridge the gap between young minds and the world of science.
Fighting Back: The Covert Efforts to Preserve Black History in the Face of Suppression!
In recent years, there has been a surge in efforts to suppress the teaching of Black history in the United States. Several states, including Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma, have implemented or proposed measures that restrict the teaching of Black history or limit discussions on race, sexuality, and gender in public schools.
Florida's New College Reaches Agreement With US Department of Education Amid Civil Rights Violations
The New College of Florida has reached an agreement with the US Department of Education following an investigation into alleged civil rights violations. The investigation focused on claims of discrimination based on disability, specifically related to the college's website and its content on third-party platforms. The college has acknowledged compliance issues and has taken immediate action to address them. The details of the agreement and the specific complaint have not been disclosed.
An Introductory History of Boone, NC - A Historic Preserve America Community in the Mountains
Nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone, North Carolina stands as a charming town with a fascinating history. From its humble Native American roots to its thriving cultural scene today, Boone's past has shaped its present in profound ways and it is a town important enough to be included in the Preserve America program that is focused on preserving historically important American communities.
This High School Was Ranked the Best in Texas
Excellence Recognized: Texas High School Earns Best-in-State Ranking. Student research group Niche has just released its public school rankings. It is good news for one school that has taken the title of best public school in Texas.
Illinois Receives Failing Grade in New Report on Educational Freedom
Recent report assessing educational freedoms across U.S. states, District of Columbia has given Illinois a failing grade for school choice, choice of type of schooling. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 2023 Index of State Education Freedom evaluated state edcuational systems based on various criteria, including school choice programs, charter school support, homeschooling regulations, virtual schooling, and open enrollment policies.
Biden Administration Forgives $39 Billion in Student Loans: 804,000 Borrowers Get Relief.
An elderly resident of Seattle, Karin Engstrom, at the age of 82, joins the group of 804,000 long-term borrowers who have recently had their student loans forgiven prior to the resumption of payments. Ms. Engstrom had resigned herself to the fate of spending the remainder of her life repaying her federal student loans. Hence, imagine her surprise when she decided to log into her account and check her balance, only to discover that her outstanding debt of over $175,000 had been completely wiped clean.
Advocate for School Safety: Rotterdam University Shooting
In a disturbing incident that sent shockwaves through the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, a 32-year-old student has been taken into custody following a shooting rampage that tragically resulted in the loss of three lives. The distressing incident occurred yesterday and local authorities have classified it as a deliberate and targeted attack. According to the spokesperson for the police department, Fred Westerbeke, the disturbing series of events began at a privately owned residence situated on Heiman Dullaert Square. The suspect, allegedly, initiated gunfire, resulting in the death of a 39-year-old woman and causing grievous injuries to her 14-year-old daughter. Disturbingly, the assailant then proceeded to set fire to the house before fleeing from the scene. Devastatingly, despite the immediate efforts to provide medical care and transport her to the hospital, the 14-year-old victim succumbed to her injuries. The suspect, who is said to have previously been a student at the highly-regarded Erasmus University, subsequently entered a classroom at the nearby Erasmus University Medical Center. It was there that he fatally shot a 46-year-old doctor. The apprehension of the alleged gunman took place at the medical center's helipad, as the disturbance continued with the suspect setting fire to another section of the facility. The arrest team, identified as the specialized intervention unit, acted swiftly to apprehend the suspect.
Texas Public Schools: Still Dealing with Segregation, Activist Claims
In a recent panel discussion on the Crisis in the Classroom, anti-school voucher activist Jaime Puente shed light on the persistent issue of segregation in Texas public schools. Puente, the Director of Economic Opportunity for Every Texan, expressed concerns about the potential impact of school choice options on Black and Hispanic students. While acknowledging that public education has failed these students in some instances, Puente urged against vilifying public schools, emphasizing that Texas's education system is still evolving. This blog post delves into the historic systemic racial inequities that Texas continues to grapple with and the argument for increased funding in public schools.
The ABCs of Education: Teaching Opportunities in New York City
New York City, often hailed as the melting pot of diverse cultures, thoughts, and aspirations, is a rich tapestry of educational landscapes. From prestigious universities to public, private, and charter schools, the city offers a myriad of teaching opportunities for educators at all levels. Navigating through the teaching opportunities in the Big Apple can be complex, but understanding the ABCs of Education in the city can pave the way for a fulfilling teaching career.
Senator Dianne Feinstein's legacy
Senator Dianne Feinstein has left an indelible impression on the realm of United States politics, embodying a pioneering spirit whose impact resonates throughout the corridors of power. With an extraordinary tenure as the longest-serving woman in the Senate, her enduring legacy serves as a testament to her unwavering dedication and tireless efforts in service to the American people. Today, as we commemorate her passing at the age of 90, we pay tribute to the end of an era in U.S. politics. Dianne Feinstein's personal life has been shaped by a myriad of experiences that have molded her into the committed public servant she is today. Her upbringing in San Francisco exposed her to the rich tapestry of diverse cultures that permeate the city, fostering an open-minded and inclusive mindset that would later become evident in her political philosophy. The pursuit of higher education at Stanford University further fueled her passion for public service, facilitating a deep comprehension of societal issues through the study of history. Feinstein's political beliefs were significantly influenced by her encounters with the civil rights movement and the protests against the Vietnam War. These potent social movements, coupled with her upbringing in a progressive city, played a pivotal role in galvanizing her aspirations for a career dedicated to public service. Today, Feinstein continues to draw upon her personal experiences, persistently championing the pursuit of equity, justice, and the protection of individual rights for all members of society.