Manila’s New Mayor Wants Solar Panels, Rainwater Collectors For City’s Schools

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch.com -

Manila's new mayor wants to turn the city's public schools into a living lesson in sustainability. Mayor Francisco "Isko" Moreno Domagoso unveiled a plan Tuesday to install solar panels and [...]

School Board Drops Bid To Obtain Rockwool Property By Eminent Domain

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Ranson, W.Va.–The Jefferson County Board of Education will no longer pursue condemnation of Rockwool’s property to build a educational center to provide services for student with special needs. [...]

Computers In The Classroom May Do More Harm Than Good

By Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard Mag. -

Initiatives to provide every schoolchild with a laptop or tablet computer have, to date, been well-publicized failures. And perhaps they were bad ideas to begin with. Computers can certainly [...]

Thousands Of Charter Schools Perform Poorly

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Performance-based accountability” is a hackneyed, Skinnerian, neoliberal buzz-phrase often repeated dogmatically by charter school promoters in order to falsely claim that privately-operated [...]

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

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

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, Davidswanson.org -

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, Pe.com -

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, IndependentMediaInstitute.org -

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, Lataco.com -

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, Medium.com -

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, Bigeasymagazine.com -

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, Livingindialogue.com -

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, Wsws.org -

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, Classroomsnotcomputers.org -

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 [...]