Murphy found that Tyler was subject to severe and pervasive harassment as a result of “severe, nearly constant bullying.” But he said the school district did not have a constitutional duty to protect the youth from harm by private individuals. And the school was not liable for disability harassment, he said, because plaintiffs had been unable to “meet the high bar of deliberate indifference.” … [Read more...] about Judge Rules for School District in Suicide Death of Teen Featured in ‘Bully’ Documentary
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To their credit, Missouri lawmakers are working harder to fully fund the state’s education spending formula. Ill-advised tax cuts may make it tougher to build on that hard-won progress, so Missourians will need to pay close attention to spending choices over the next few years. … [Read more...] about Want better schools in Missouri? Hire quality teachers, and pay them well
Maayan Schechter (My-yawn Schek-ter) covers the S.C. State House and politics for The State, focusing primarily on the state budget and the lawmakers who decide how your tax dollars get spent. She grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and graduated from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. She has previously worked at the Aiken Standard and the Greenville News. … [Read more...] about How will SC schools look years from now? House K-12 panel starts education bill debate
Today’s children learn “you get what you get, and you don’t get upset,” in every corner of their lives. And the GOP has long characterized itself as the party to insist that those benefiting from government subsidies are not entitled to personal preferences. Yet, somehow, when it comes to a topic as important as children’s health, this administration seems extraordinarily willing to do what’s easy instead of what’s best. Unfortunately, this is just another change to be filed under “Sad, But Not Surprising.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s Agriculture Secretary Destroys Obama School Lunch Rules Because Kids Don’t Like Whole Wheat Grits
"Trying to use these results as they are, and applying them to urban schools is really stretching it," said Mary Beth Walker, a professor of economics at Georgia State University, who co-authored the study that showed four-day school week had a positive impact on student performance. … [Read more...] about Four-day weeks bring smiles in rural schools. But will they work in big cities?