New York City Major Bill de Blasio announced that the city's public schools will be closed for two Muslim holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
Call it athletics Marxism: In line with the growing trend toward "no-score" sports, a high-school girls’ basketball coach has just been suspended for achieving a resounding victory.
Class Dismissed, a new full-length documentary film about homeschooling, was screened in the Boston area on December 1, having already been seen by sold-out audiences in November on the West Coast (L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland). It explores the rapidly growing homeschool movement — its challenges and great successes.
In an effort to prevent school shootings, a government commission is targeting certain homeschoolers with a proposal that would force them to respond to state special education program teams.
A proposal in Nevada to teach five-year-olds about masturbation and homosexuality is just the latest sex-education attack on childhood innocence, an attack initiated and perpetuated by pedophiles.
As opposition to the Common Core curriculum grows, homeschooled students now outnumber private-school students in North Carolina.
The Obama administration has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards despite assertions that the standards are entirely "voluntary." Last week Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the disastrous Bush-era No Child Left Behind (NCLB) scheme. Washington State was the first, losing its waiver in April after the state legislature failed to come up with a solution that would allow the state to tie its student test results to teacher evaluations.
After recently facing controversy for dumbing down the SAT to better align it with the Obama-backed Common Core national education standards, College Board boss and Common Core architect David Coleman is once again at the center of a political firestorm. This time, the powerful “educrat” and the federally funded outfit he leads are under fire for literally trying to rewrite American history with what critics charge is a wildly slanted “curriculum” that is biased to the point of being detached from reality.
With guidelines setting limits on student food choices and calorie consumption, the federal government is overstepping the limits of its authority, says Marietta, Georgia's Board of Education.