|6-6-18 Education in the News|
New York Times--In the Age of Trump, Civics Courses Make a Comeback
MAMARONECK, N.Y. — It’s just after 7 on a Thursday morning and Mamaroneck High School is empty — except for about 30 freshmen who are already seated in their classroom, laptops in front of them.
They are finishing the first year of a new initiative: a four-year program called Original Civic Research and Action, which requires them to immerse themselves in the workings of their town of Mamaroneck — just north of New York City — and find a useful solution to an ongoing problem.
Alina Tugend| June 5, 2018
Education Week--Ready for a Shooter? 1 in 5 School Police Say No
One in five school police officers say their school is not prepared to handle an active-shooter situation, according to a nationally representative survey of school resource officers conducted by the Education Week Research Center.
And some school police report they haven't been adequately trained to work in schools. Some also say their schools don't set limits on their role in student discipline, which civil rights groups say is necessary to protect the rights of students.
Evie Blad| June 5, 2018
Education Week--Guns Aren't a Focus of Federal School Safety Panel, Betsy DeVos Tells Senators
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told senators in a Tuesday hearing on Capitol Hill that the federal school safety commission she leads won't examine the role of guns in school violence, despite a prior White House statement that the commission's work will include examining age restrictions on certain firearms purchases.
"That is not part of the commission's charge per se," DeVos told lawmakers.
DeVos, who officially was called before the Senate subcommittee on education spending to discuss the Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal 2019, also stated that she does not believe educators can refer undocumented students to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That represents a shift from remarks she made last month, when she told the House education committee that schools could choose whether to report such students to ICE.
Andrew Ujifusa on June 5, 2018 1:49 PM
Garden State Coalition of Schools