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A Short-Lived Constitutional Right to Education

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer For a brief moment this spring, advocates who have long sought to establish a right to education under the U.S. Constitution seemed to have attained their goal. On April 23, a panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2–1 in Gary B. vs. Whitmer that the constitution affords “a fundamental right” to a “basic minimum education.” This ruling ran counter to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez that no such right exists in the constitution. On May 14, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer sought to preserve the
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Kenneth S. Goodman, ‘Founding Father’ of Whole Language, Dead at 92

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Kenneth S. Goodman, whose influential theories of reading dominated the teaching of reading in grade school classrooms in the 1980s and early 1990s, died in his Tucson, Ariz., home March 12. He was 92. The cause of death was several underlying health issues, not COVID-19, said Yetta Goodman, his wife of 67 years and frequent research collaborator. Whole language instruction emphasized that students learn to read through immersion in books and eschewed traditional systematic teaching of phonics and spelling. During its heyday, it dominated U.S. teacher-preparation programs and curriculum guidelines alike. The philosophy was also extremely popular in Australia, New
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Educators as First Responders | Harvard Graduate School of Education

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_wAqkZQRWs Calling the pandemic a “break-the-glass emergency” for educators, Geoffrey Canada, Ed.M.’75, warned that anyone who cares about education cannot sit idle and let impoverished communities that have made progress slip back to where they were 20 years ago. “It’s a challenging time to be an educator but a time that we need the best and brightest working on this problem in real time today,” Canada said, inspiring educators to take action in response to the pandemic. Canada, who spoke with Dean Bridget Long in the last episode of the HGSE Leadership Series, encouraged educators to see themselves as first
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The Gen Z Approach To College

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Today’s students, Generation Z, are on course to become the most educated and entrepreneurial generation in history. For our youngest alive, it’s all about employment. In fact, 60% of Gen Z students plan to start a business someday, and 92% expect to work for less than 6 employers throughout their lifetime.  If this isn’t enough to highlight their advanced ambition, lay your eyes on this: nearly half of Gen Z school students have already earned college credits. Moreover, to stray from the rising student debt crisis, Gen Z spends their extra free time volunteering and doing homework. The average student
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Is College Worth It? That Depends on You.

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The gig economy is growing, tuition fees are rising, and more people are looking to self-made entrepreneurs for inspiration. Is College still a 'no-brainer'? There’s a growing movement of people asking the question “is college worth it?”, and for good reason. As of May 2018, 88% of graduates from for-profit colleges had loans with an average debt of $40,000. Almost 50% of them default on their loans. (source) On top of that, according to U.S. Census data, only 27% of college grads have a job related to their major (source). These are some of the stats many influential people point
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School district’s facial recognition raises privacy concerns

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LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York school district has begun using facial recognition technology to look for threats, over the objection of civil rights advocates who say it compromises student privacy. The Lockport Central School District said it activated the system on Thursday after meeting conditions set by state education officials, including that no students be programmed into the system's database. Superintendent Michelle Bradley said on the district's website the Aegis system is capable of alerting staff to guns as well as individuals who pose a potential threat, including level 2 or 3 sex offenders, suspended staff members
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Stationery Haul!! Exam Time Stationery Essentials!!!

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Hello everyone! Welcome to this blog where we are gonna discuss the stationery essentials for exam and exam time studies. Now, exams are not the most liked and that is why I have a cool hack for you: Use colourful and cute(interesting) stationery to have some determination while studying. It feels good when you study while surrounded with such beautiful stationery. So let us begin! And I'll be giving the product links at the end, to all the items mentioned. Pens I have many pens, and they are definitely worth the purpose. Talking about the colourful pens, by Artline, they
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