Immigrant Education and Budget Update | Last Week’s Best Articles in Education

We’re back with Last Week’s Best Articles In Education!

Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and kindness made by a single teacher, from the milestones and celebrations to the hazardous injustices affecting many of our nations students.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…because we believe you should stay up-to-date, too!


GOP House members seek to cut education budget — but not nearly as deeply as Trump proposed via Washington Post

The Appropriations Committee’s plans, though not finalized, suggest a rejection of the Trump Budget’s shifting of funding to school choice initiatives, and a preservation of many programs that the Trump Budget had called for axing. However, current drafts maintain significant cuts to teacher training efforts, class-size reduction, and grants for after-school programs.

 


DeVos’s Hard Line on Education Surprises States via The New York Times

After a career spent heavily promoting local control of education, DeVos has surprised many by strictly interpreting federal statutes and heavily criticizing the education goals submitted by many states under President Obama’s Every Student Succeeds Act (2015).

 


The School of Life: Segregation in American schools is rising via 1843 Magazine

“Struggling to get one’s children the best possible education is regarded as being among the chief middle-class virtues, but reinforces many of the biases that education is meant to help overcome. When racial minority groups are confined to poor-performing schools, they get stuck in society’s lower ranks, and white families fall into assuming that non-white schools are poor ones – a prelude to outright bigotry.”


One thing to read this weekend…

The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education via The Atlantic

In recent years, international high schools designed to meet the needs of newly arrived immigrant students have grown in popularity. Students in these schools are performing well, and outshine their counterparts in traditional high schools. However, critics liken the separate learning environments to segregation practices of old and resentment has built up over the brand new schools when so many public schools currently lack resources.


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