A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal education to English-learners and black students, resulting in wide academic disparities, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday, reports the Associated Press. The district, the nation’s second-largest, agreed to remedy the disparities through a variety of measures, including a complete overhaul of its English-learning program and improving resources such as computers and library books to schools with predominantly black student bodies……Read More
Podcast Series: Innovations in Education
Explore the full series of eSchool News podcasts hosted by Kevin Hogan—created to keep you on the cutting edge of innovations in education.
President Obama gives back-to-school interview to kids
President Obama is a busy man, but not too busy to give a back-to-school interview to members of Scholastic’s Kids Press Corps, the Washington Post reports. The corps is a team of about 50 kids, ages 10-14, from across the country who report on news, entertainment, and sports from their hometowns. Obama sat down at the White House with kid reporters Jacob Schroeder and Topanga Sena for an exclusive back-to-school interview……Read More