The Johns Hopkins University Student Government Association’s judiciary arm has overturned a March decision by the student-run senate to deny “official group status” to Voice for Life, an antiabortion advocacy and awareness group.Read full article >>
I recently wrote a post about a Tennessee state senator who has advanced legislation that would cut welfare payments to families whose kids get really bad report cards and test scores.
The senator is Stacey Campfield, a Republican, who was quoted in the Knoxville News Sentinel as saying this was a great way to "break the cycle of poverty."Read full article >>
New D.C. public charter schools would be allowed to give admissions preference to neighborhood children under a bill introduced Tuesday by D.C. Council Member David Grosso (I-At Large).
Charter schools currently enroll kids from across the city, holding lotteries if there is more demand than space. That approach gives students equal access to admission — but it can also shut them out of the school down the street.Read full article >>
A Damascus High School student says she was “harassed and intimidated by teachers and an assistant principal for refusing to stand” during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tenth-grader Enidris Siurano-Rodriguez said she was sent to the assistant principal’s office on April 4 for not taking part in the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the ACLU of Maryland, which is representing the family.Read full article >>
An advocacy group focused on bringing healthier meals to Fairfax County students has won a $25,000 grant to help improve school meal nutrition.
Real Food for Kids, a Fairfax-based organization founded by school parents, received the grant from the Myles D. and Faye J. Sampson foundation. The money will fund Real Food for Kids events and programs for a year, according to the group.Read full article >>