Court Stops School Board Move To Condemn Rockwool Property, For Now

By Anne Meador, -

A federal court judge granted Rockwool’s motion for a preliminary injunction, halting the Jefferson County Board of Education’s efforts to obtain the Rockwool site by eminent domain. The judge’s [...]

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found

By David Swanson and Pat Elder, -

According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December [...]

Public Schools Should Offer More Vegan Menus

By Staff, -

LOS ANGELES – Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, announced proposed legislation Wednesday that he said would provide incentives for public schools across the state to offer students a [...]

Teacher Strikes Expose The Corrupt Privatization Of Schools

By Jeff Bryant, -

This week, Republican lawmakers held a press conference on Capitol Hill to kick off National School Choice Week, an annual event that began in 2011 under President Obama who proclaimed it as a [...]

L.A. School Board Member Breaks Ranks To Support Striking Teachers, Blames Beutner As District Losses Mount

By Erick Galindo, -

The teachers strike is happening because of Superintendent Austin Beutner and School Board policy of not contradicting him publicly during the negotiations, according to L.A. Unified School Board [...]

Want To Improve Education? Empower The Students.

By Shari Davis and Dylan Welch, -

Autumn is here — and with it, a renewed conversation about how educators, parents, and communities improve their students’ education. Often in this discussion, solutions come down from on high [...]

Charter Schools And Race In New Orleans

By Michael David Raso, -

Thursday night, New Orleans public schools as we knew them ended. With a 5-2 vote by the Orleans Parish School Board, the last remaining public high school in New Orleans became its latest [...]

Schools Broke? Corporate Subsidies Cost Schools at Least $1.8 Billion Last Year

By Staff, Good Jobs First -

School districts in ten states, led by South Carolina, New York and Louisiana, collectively lost $1.6 billion. If this money were instead reinvested in hiring new teachers and reducing class [...]

Rescuing Our Schools From The Corporate Goliaths: Lessons From Indianapolis

By John Thompson, -

The theme of my previous post on the 2018 Network for Public Education conference was: How Was I Wrong? Let Me Count Some Ways. As I explained, the 2014 NPE conference in Austin hit a nice [...]

US Schools Hiring Private Companies To Spy On Students’ Social Media

By Trevon Austin, -

More than 100 school districts and public universities have hired social media monitoring companies over the past five years to spy on students’ social media accounts under the pretext of “school [...]

Webinar: Stop Corporate Surveillance In Schools

By Staff, -

Our goal in this webinar is twofold. First, we will provide an overview of the campaign webpage resources and actions, as well as invite you all to share actions you are taking against corporate [...]

A Growing Number Of Schools Take Lead On Climate Action

By Schools for Climate Action, Popular Resistance. -

Sonoma County, CA - The Schools for Climate Action (S4CA) campaign is a grass-roots, non-partisan, youth-adult campaign with a mission to empower school communities to speak up for climate action [...]

The Culture Behind School Shootings

By Nick Pemberton, -

Another week, another mass shooting and still the discourse remains primarily about individual violence. The goal is to inject a fear into the populist. The goal is to divide us. The goal is to [...]

Privatization: The School-To-Prison Pipeline And Inequities In Education

By Staff, -

We must come to terms with the fact that for People of Color, especially Black people, the Promise of Public Education was never realized. As we engage in this fight for Public Education and what [...]

The Information Explosion

By John Scales Avery, Popular Resistance. -

We need to reform our educational systems, particularly the teaching of history. As it is taught today, history is a chronicle of power struggles and war, told from a biased national standpoint. [...]