Educators: parents will drive new bilingual education growth

January 6, 2017 – Supporters of Proposition 58, the successful ballot initiative to overturn bilingual education limits in California, said more bilingual programs in public schools would better prepare students for future careers. Now, there is an increasing role for parent... »

Bill to require school lead testing stalls in Springfield

January 6, 2017 – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and public health advocates are pushing legislation that would require every school and day care center to regularly test water for the potent neurotoxin that can trigger learning disabilities and violent behavior (Chi... »

Perspectives on ESSA

January 5, 2017 – In this profile of advocates from all facets of education, E4E-Los Angeles teacher Misti Kemmer highlights Title II as one of the parts of ESSA that most interests her and why educators need more information on its implementation (Education Week). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Deirdre Levy

January 4, 2017 – Deirdre Levy is a former Teaching Fellow in her fourth year at a District 75 elementary school, the Coy L. Cox School, in Brooklyn, where she works with fourth- and fifth-grade students on the autism spectrum. In this conversation with E4E-New York Outreach... »

State panel fighting to reduce teen suicides

January 4, 2017 – The Safe and Supportive Schools Commission, a group charged through state legislation to identify solutions to support students with trauma, is asking schools to partner with community mental health agencies to fight a spike in student suicides and suicide ... »

Can in-school meditation help curb youth violence?

January 2, 2017 – The University of Chicago Crime Lab is studying the impact of Quiet Time, a nonprofit working in select Chicago high schools that uses meditation techniques to address the effects of toxic stress on young people and curb youth violence (Chicago Tribune). »

State cuts $50 million in school, municipal funding

December 29, 2016 – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration announced $50 million in new cuts in state aid to municipalities Thursday, including a $20 million reduction in education funding that local officials said could result in school layoffs (Hartford Courant). »

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