Education Briefs

Back to January 2014 Ed Reporter Education Briefs The North Carolina Association of Educators, an affiliate of the National Education Association teachers union, has filed suit to halt the state’s successful school voucher program. The union is trying to stop … Continue reading

Let’s Change That Pesky Bill of Rights!

Back to January 2014 Ed Reporter Let’s Change That Pesky Bill of Rights! Sixth-grade students in an Arkansas school were given an assignment to update the “outdated” Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States. They had not … Continue reading

Colorado Amendment 66 Deep-Sixed

Back to December 2013 Ed Reporter Colorado Amendment 66 Deep-Sixed Even $10 million in campaign spending could not convince Coloradans to raise taxes by almost $1 billion. In November two-thirds of voters said no to the Colorado Tax Increase for … Continue reading

Escaping Government Schools

Back to December 2013 Ed Reporter Escaping ‘Government’ Schools by John Stossel Originally published at Human Events and Townhall on October 2, 2013. Reprinted with permission from the publications and Creators.com. People say public schools are “one of the best … Continue reading

Administrators Force Teachers to Change Grades

Back to December 2013 Ed Reporter Administrators Force Teachers to Change Grades The Loudoun County Public School District has hired an outside attorney to investigate allegations that administrators at one district high school force teachers to change students’ grades. Teachers … Continue reading

Duncan Bus Tour and Promise Grants

Back to December 2013 Ed Reporter Duncan Bus Tour and Promise Grants 2013 was the fourth year that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan headed up a back-to-school bus tour. The theme this year was “Strong Start, Bright Future.” Over five … Continue reading

ADHD Drugs of Choice at Colleges

Back to December 2013 Ed Reporter ADHD Drugs of Choice at Colleges College students who want to pull an all-nighter to write a paper or study for an exam sometimes use drugs commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder … Continue reading

ADHD: Classroom Crutch?

Back to December 2013 Ed Reporter ADHD: Classroom Crutch? Increased demand has caused national shortages of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drugs. According to MedMD.com, “One reason for the shortage is extremely high demand for the drugs. While people with … Continue reading

Catholics Join Common Core Protest

Back to December 2013 Ed Reporter Catholics Join Common Core Protest About 100 American Catholic dioceses, over half of the total, have adapted their school curricula to Common Core English and math standards. Parents, educators, and principals at some of … Continue reading