The other day our related organization, the Network for Public Education, announced the names of 4 new members to its board. Now NPE Action is delighted to announce that three, strong pro-public advocates have joined the NPE Action Board of Directors. We are pleased to welcome Sue Legg of Florida, Dountonia Batts of Indianapolis and Dan Greenberg of Ohio.
Please read their accomplishments below:
Opinion: Looming changes won’t help Mich. schools
By Shawn K. Wightman superintendent of Marysville Public Schools
There are a number of changes coming in 2019 that are going to have major implications for Michigan’s public schools.
To be more specific, another school accountability system is going to be established by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as a result of recent “lame duck” legislation. This system is being implemented, in part, to improve Michigan’s dismal education ranking in the country, despite strong opposition.
Michigan will receive a $5 million grant to improve preschool development programs statewide.
The Michigan Department of Education announced on Jan. 8, the $5 million-plus competitive federal grant program will help improve care, programs, and services for preschoolers in Michigan.
The Preschool Development Grant (PDG) was put in place by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Education Department.
The PDG focuses on https://www.wnem.com/news/michigan-receives-grant-to-improve-preschool-development/
Reminding parents how many days of school their kids have missed and explaining the importance of regular attendance may be a simple, low-cost way to help curb absenteeism in elementary schools, a new study suggests.
Cigarette smoking has declined among middle and high school students, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But overall nicotine use by teens is on the rise, thanks to the prevalence of vaping. We’ve summarized some of the important scholarship on adolescent vaping, such as work examining its prevalence and perceived risks.
Network for Public Education President, Diane Ravitch, is proud to announce that four accomplished leaders and supporters of public education have been elected to three year terms on the NPE Board of Directors.