Is Education the Most Important Civil Rights Issue of All?

Education is the single most important asset when it comes to equal Civil Rights, according to First Lady Michelle Obama.

Delaware Students Demand More African-American Teachers

Last week, local students in Sussex County, Delaware took a stand to rally for more African American teachers and discuss issues they have faced at school, as reported in the News Journal.

Are Black Girls Being Pushed Out of School?

A study released by law researchers at Columbia University shows evidence that of all groups, black K-12 female students are kicked or pushed out of school more than their peers

Tennessee's Gov. Haslam Unsure About Common Core's Future

Tennessee's Republican Governor Bill Haslam, a former supporter of the Common Core Standards, has started to give into its naysayers.

Stop Locking Up Students!

An Indianapolis-area judge has sent a letter to district superintendents that insists school administrators stop having so many students arrested. The letter says that 1,500 Indy kids are sent to juvenile detention centers annually, but that 80 percent of those are never charged.

Mississippi Education Budget Proposal Still $256 Million Short

Mississippi's Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announced a plan last week that would raise K-12 state spending by $110 million over last year, but would not fully fund the public schools in the state.

Narrowing the Achievement Gap Would Add $10 Trillion to GDP by 2050

One study after another has shown a wide educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in the United States. This prompted researchers at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a group focused on narrowing inequality, to study and conclude that if America could improve education performance for the average student, everyone would benefit.

Obama Budget Includes $1 Billion for Native American Education

President Obama's budget request includes $1 billion for American Indian schools next year, with millions of those dollars dedicated to restoring crumbling buildings and connecting classrooms via broadband Internet.

Absenteeism High in D.C Headstart Programs

More than 25 percent of students who were enrolled at D.C.'s Public Schools Head Start programs were chronically absent last year, according to reports released this week by the Urban Institute. This means that students missed at least 10 percent of school days -- the equivalent of at least a month.

Mississippi Inches Closer to Mandatory Pre-K Law

Mandatory Kindergarten in the state of Mississippi is getting a push from legislators who believe it is a step in the right direction of improving the state's entire K-12 system.

The opinions expressed in Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12 are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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