Star Trek’s Klingon Helps NYC Teachers Understand Student Struggles Learning English

Teachers at a Brooklyn school are finding inspiration from an unlikely source: Star Trek. They’re boldly going where no educators have gone before (probably), learning “Klingon” as a way to connect to students in their classroom — as the fictional language invented for aliens serves as a reminder of everyone’s humanity. Teachers at Saint Mark … Read more

Duval School’s ‘LGBTQ Support Guide’ is being reworked amid new state law

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 37-page document, which describes itself as “a critical tool at a critical time,” is now under intense scrutiny within Duval County Public Schools. The DCPS LGBTQ+ Support Guide outlines the district’s procedures for employees to support and protect members of that community. The guide was produced by the district’s Department of … Read more

Northeast Philly Catholic school accidentally sold Mother’s Day flowers stuffed with thongs

The custom on Mother’s Day is to give flowers, a relatively simple gesture of love that looks pretty and smells nice. This isn’t very hard to get right, and if you don’t want to pay a florist a fortune, there are street vendors all over Philadelphia who will happily supply your Mother’s Day needs. Somehow, … Read more

NYC Drops Vaccine Requirement to Attend High School Proms

New York City says it’s safe to dance. The city’s mayor and top education official announced schools would lift the COVID-19 vaccine requirement previously needed to attend prom. Although proof of vaccine is no longer needed to dance this year, officials are encouraging students in attendance to wear a mask. “I am thrilled that, starting … Read more

Hindu priest urges schools in New Jersey to observe Diwali as more districts add holiday

As more than 20 New Jersey school districts move to observe a Hindu holiday in the upcoming academic year, efforts by religious leaders could expand recognition throughout the state.  Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hindiusm, wrote a letter urging New Jersey state officials to adopt Diwali as an official holiday in all … Read more

EXPLAINER: Schools May be Texas’ Next Immigration Fight

Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right to a public education for all students regardless of legal status, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says that decision is another longstanding precedent worth challenging. The Republican is raising the idea of Texas mounting a renewed challenge over school funding for children living in the U.S. … Read more

Texas gov may fight law allowing illegal immigrant kids free public schooling

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he is considering challenging a law that allows all children, regardless of their legal status, to attend public schools for free. In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled that illegal immigrant children have the constitutional right to attend public school for free in a decision known as Plyer v. … Read more

NY removes the term ‘incorrigible’ from education law

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) – A term claimed to be both racist and sexist has been banned from certain sections of New York’s education law. According to its definition, being labeled as “incorrigible,” means being “incapable of being corrected, not deformable. Get the latest local news, weather, sports, and entertainment sent to your inbox! It is … Read more

Hillsborough County To Allocate $20 Million To Improve Sidewalks

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Hillsborough County Commission approved to allocate $20 million to improve sidewalks through out the county on Wednesday. “It’s important to address even the tiniest cracks because we aren’t always watching where we walk so it’s easy to trip, it’s easy for gravel to get caught in and … Read more

NJ Parents Demand Swifter Action in School Cancer Probe After 100 Brain Tumors Diagnosed

More than 200 people have signed an online petition demanding a public meeting with state officials in New Jersey and federal authorities over concerns about a medical mystery at a high school following dozens of diagnoses of brain tumors. Every inch of Colonia High School, part of the Woodbridge Township School District, from buildings to … Read more