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6-7-18 Education in the News

Asbury Park Press--Should school dress codes mandate modesty?

What messages are students hearing when we talk about dress codes? Should we be telling girls what to wear to school? Is it time to ditch dress codes?

Each year warm weather brings discipline and scolding to students who wear newly purchased tank tops, short shorts and other skin-exposing clothing to school.

Store racks are full of outfits that expose knees, legs, shoulders, waists and other body parts considered by some to be too sexy for school.


Amanda Oglesby, @OglesbyAPP Published 5:00 a.m. ET June 7, 2018


Washington Post--With The Rise Of Legal Weed, Drug Education Moves From ‘Don’t’ to ‘Delay’

California legalized marijuana in 2016, and this past New Year’s Eve eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, ready to start shopping at the stroke of midnight.

The effect has gone beyond the cannabis cash register. Everyone has seen the ads or heard the chatter — and that includes minors, though marijuana remains illegal for those under 21.


Carrie Feibel, KQED June 7 at 5:17 AM


Education Week--26 States Earn 'F' Grade on School Spending in Education Week Analysis

Equity and effort often mismatched

At a time when money is front and center as an education issue—fueling a recent wave of teacher strikes and legislative wrangling over resources—Education Week's latest school finance analysis illustrates why the nation earns a mediocre mark on school funding and how fairly that money is divvied up within states.

This second installment of Quality Counts 2018, which digs deeper into the C rating the nation received on school finance in January's top-line report card, reveals much better performance on indicators of funding equity than on measures of overall spending: a B (86.5) for equity, but a D-minus (62.3) for spending.


Sterling C. Lloyd| June 6, 2018


Education Week--Back Mental-Health Support, Don't Arm Teachers, School-Safety Panel Told

Don't arm teachers. Monitor students on social media. Give schools more mental health resources. Hire more school resource officers—or not. Keep Obama-era guidance aimed curbing discipline disparities between minority students and their peers. Ban assault weapons.

These and dozens of other proposals for preventing the next school shooting poured out Wednesday at a day-long listening session held here by the Federal School Safety Commission, which was set up by President Donald Trump to explore potential solutions in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in February. 


Alyson Klein on June 6, 2018 6:14 PM

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