School & District Management Video The Challenges Military Children Face in Public Schools
There are more than 1 million children in the U.S. whose parents are active duty military. Most of them attend public schools. Yet many districts don’t even know who these kids are or how to support them. On average, military children move six to nine times before they finish high school. And each move can mean navigating different schools in different states with different academic requirements. There is also an emotional toll- it isn’t uncommon for a military child to have a parent gone for long periods of time because of training or deployments. This year, school districts must include a check box on enrollment forms to identify military children. By identifying who these students are, advocates hope that will help school districts better support these children.
Every Student Succeeds Act Reported Essay The Black Achievement Paradox Nobody's Talking About
Drawing on his experience growing up in an Air Force family, Daarel Burnette II highlights emerging research on military-connected students.
School Climate & Safety Puerto Rican Students Displaced by Storm Adjust to Mainland Schools
School districts with large Puerto Rican communities are hiring bilingual staff and monitoring student evacuees for signs of trauma.
School & District Management Missouri's Normandy District Sheds Its Unaccredited Status
The Normandy school district lost its accreditation in 2013, and the state took over the academically and financially challenged school system in 2014.
Every Student Succeeds Act State's Plan for Transient Students Under ESSA Raises Eyebrows
Some civil rights advocates look askance at Arizona's plan to weigh test scores differently depending on how long a student has been at a particular school.
School & District Management Riverview Gardens, Mo., District Receives Provisional Accreditation
The Riverview Gardens school district in St. Louis, Mo., which lost its accreditation in 2007, was one of two districts in the state without accreditation.
Equity & Diversity Ferguson Commission: Schools Must Prioritize Whole-Child Issues, Equity
A 198-page report by the Ferguson Commission recommends a focus on whole-child issues like hunger and school discipline and an overhaul in how the state of the Missouri deals with unaccredited districts.
School & District Management Project Post-Katrina, Some Students Gave Up Home for a Better School
It’s difficult to paint a comprehensive picture of the educational experiences of students who left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Equity & Diversity Missouri Lawmaker Seeks Justice Dept. Probe of Education in St. Louis Area
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is calling for a federal probe into education in the St. Louis, Mo., region and for the legislature to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on the state's student transfer law.
School & District Management Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Vetoes Student Transfer Bill
This is the second year in a row that the Democratic governor has vetoed an attempt to fix the state's school transfer bill. He said the bill doesn't address the problems the law had created.