Here's the latest in the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff story about a school in Florida that is still named after the first "grand wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan. A current "imperial kaltrop" of the KKK has written a letter to members of the Duval County School Board urging them not to change the name this week when they meet to discuss the issue.Read full article >>
NCSS conference in St. Louis: Invitation to attend the Middle East community meeting at an Afghani restaurant--Lisa Adeli
Hundreds of Head Start parents and supporters rallied on the Capitol lawn Wednesday to urge Congress to “Stop the Cuts,”
The group included two dozens children from a Head Start center in Northwest Washington that sang “My Country ’Tis of Thee,” alumni who talked about how the early education program had transformed their lives and several members of Congress.Read full article >>
Bring the Prohibition Era alive — Lesson Plan Download
Students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal. They will learn about the roles of historical figures from the era by taking on their identities for a dinner party and use their new knowledge in a game of Prohibition Pictionary.
Darlene Gamble, whose son recently transferred to public school in Prince George's County, decided to attend a forum on the state’s new academic standards Tuesday night because she “needed to get up to speed” on Common Core.Read full article >>