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Breaking: White House & Department of Education Declare War on Chronic Student Absenteeism #chronic absenteeism

Today the White House and the federal Department of Education, in partnership with the Ad Council, launched a campaign designed to reduce chronic school absenteeism.The press release states as follows:”Chronic absenteeism, or missing at least ten percent of school days in the school year, or a month or more of school, excused or unexcused, is […]

Backing into the public domain

The last time I wrote about the lawsuit and subsequent ruling over the copyright status of Happy Birthday To You, I was trying to clarify that, in spite of media reports, the court had not declared Happy Birthday to be in the public domain; it merely said that Warner Chappell music was not able to […]

Valuing Public Education: 50 State Report Card

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Valuing Public Education: 50 State Report Card The Network for Public Education (NPE) has published a report calledValuing Public Education: 50 State Report Card. From the introduction: The Report Card looks at whether a state’s current policies and laws—in six key areas—make public schools stronger or undermine them. This approach stands […]

The Punishment Gap: School Suspension and Racial Disparities in Achievement

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 The Punishment Gap: School Suspension and Racial Disparities in Achievement Edward Morris andBrea Perry’s new study of the connection between discipline practices and the racial achievement gapis a must read. The abstract offers this summary: While scholars have studied the racial achievement gap for several decades, the mechanisms that produce this […]

United Nations’ Working Group Raises Concerns About Treatment of African Americans in Education

Friday, February 5, 2016 United Nations Working Group Raises Concerns About Treatment of African Americans in Education The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has released a statement regarding its recent visit to the United States. The visit heavily concentrated on the criminal justice system’s treatment of African Americans, but […]

Study: Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted Programs

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Study: Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted ProgramsJason A. Grissom and Christopher Redding (Vanderbilt) have published Discretion and Disproportionality: Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted Programs. The study concludes, in part, that universal gifted screening procedures could address differences in referral rates for […]

School Discipline For Damaging School Or Private Property

By Michelle Ball, CaliforniaEducation Attorney for Students since 1995 We all know that our kids’ schools can expel or suspend a student for a myriad of items listed in state law and reflected in the school or school district handbook(s). One of the bases for such discipline is basically for damaging (or trying to damage) […]

Supreme Court Grants Certitorari in Case Challenging Denial of Grant Funds to Religious School

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Supreme Court Grants Certitorari in Case Challenging Denial of Grant Funds to Religious School The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, No. 15-577 (cert. grant. Jan. 15, 2016),which challenges Missouri’s establishment clause barringthe grant of public funds to a church.The church suedMissouri officials after being […]

IOA Offers Training in San Antonio

The International Ombudsman Association will offer its introductory training for Organizational Ombuds in San Antonio, Texas next week. Registration is still open and hotels rooms are available. Three-Day CourseJanuary25-27 Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice This course benefits the recently appointed ombudsman, individuals interested in becoming an ombudsman or anyone desiring to establish an ombudsman function […]

The Extradition Process in Trinidad and Tobago

Often confused with deportation, extradition involves the surrender of a person by a State (such as Trinidad and Tobago) to another State or, in some cases, to an international organization, to allow for trial of that person by the receiving state or organization. The theoretical basis for extradition is territoriality which means that the requesting […]