Black students with disabilities lose 77 more days of instructional time, researchers say

Students of color and students with disabilities face serious inequities in their school systems. Black students with disabilities in particular face many obstacles to getting access to a quality education, due to racial stereotypes, zero tolerance policies, and disproportionate discipline. Now, a new study is…

In Arizona special election, Democrats try to focus on the district while sending a national message

GLENDALE, AZ—On Saturday, more than 100 people packed into a high school lunchroom in Glendale, Arizona to hear Hiral Tipirneni, the Democratic nominee to replace former Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), speak before heading out to knock on doors in hopes of bringing more Arizona voters…

Kentucky Governor Blames Child Abuse On Teacher Strike

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday after recently saying school closings caused by teacher protests in his state were responsible for the sexual assault or poisoning of children left at home alone during that time. “Clearly a tremendous number of people did not fully appreciate…

Arizona teachers are leaving the state and profession in large numbers. Here’s why.

Lindsey Jacoby lived 45 minutes away from the Phoenix school district where she taught fifth grade in 2011. She had just had her first child and the commute was taking valuable time away from her being able to breastfeed her son. So, she decided to…

Georgia school refuses to let gay couple compete for prom court together

A gay couple at Chattahoochee High School in Georgia have both been nominated to this year’s prom court, but they won’t be allowed to win together. The school says the prom court must consist of a king and queen, not two kings. Under the current process,…

Principal claims transgender student’s yearbook photo somehow violates dress code

A principal at a high school in Louisiana has decided at the last minute to cut a transgender senior’s picture from the yearbook. The principal also threatened not to let the student walk at graduation if she dresses similarly to her photo. Southwood High School…

Oklahoma teachers join a growing nationwide movement protesting rock-bottom pay

Teachers across Oklahoma plan a massive walkout Monday to demand better pay and school funding. Those on strike plan to gather at the Capitol to protest. Currently, Oklahoma falls at the very bottom of the list of states ranked by teacher pay. Teacher salaries haven’t…

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