Latino Teachers Needed for Classroom Role Models (Huffington Post – August 13)
According to recent census data, 22 percent of all public school students are Latino, but only seven percent of teachers are. And only 2 percent of teachers are black or Latino males.
The Hot Thing in High School Education? Careers (Kansas City Star - August 14)
As students begin heading back to school, some 14.5 million of them nationwide will be participating in career and technical education programs.
State School Systems Find Plenty of Uses for Leftover Cash (Stateline – August 15)
A few states, including Idaho and North Carolina, are finding unexpected funds that could help soften the blow.
The Perry-Obama Education Fight (Washington Post blog - August 14)
Now that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination, tensions will likely continue to rise between him and the U.S. Education Department over President Obama's education policies.
With Post-Its and Checklists, Schools Cut Their Energy Bills (New York Times - August 14)
Once known as energy wasters, schools are embracing conservation in more than two dozen states, including California, Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire and Virginia.
State Challenges Seen as Whittling Away Federal Law Education (New York Times - August 14)
In an agreement to be announced Monday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will allow Montana to keep most of its schools off the law’s blacklist, and the state won't have to pay a penalty for refusing to raise test targets.
Chicago Community Group Breaks Down Home-School Barriers (Education Week – August 15)
A community-based program changes the traditional approach to parent involvement in schools by focusing on altering school culture, empowering parents and building the parent – school relationship.
The special, hosted by MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, and co-hosted by MSNBC contributor and TheGrio.com correspondent Jeff Johnson, brought together a roundtable of prominent figures to discuss parenting and early education, how to help our students compete on a global scale, the effects of the economy on education and opportunity, and other essential topics.
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