The Massachusetts university where one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects attended is restricting the number of people who can attend this weekend's graduation ceremonies as colleges and universities around the country tighten security for commencement in reaction to the deadly April 15 attack.Read full article >>
Earlier this week I published a piece by UCLA Professor and author Mike Rose titled, "Leave No Unwealthy Child Behind," in which he discusses how economic inequality is reflected in educational achievement. Here's a response from Robert Bligh, former general counsel of the Nebraska Association of School Boards. Bligh's research interest involves the efficacy of the school reform efforts promoted by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since its original adoption in 1965. He served as assistant professor at Doane College and was editor and publisher of the Nebraska School Law Reporter.
The tiny Buena Vista School District in Michigan has laid off all but three staffers and is closing down now because it says it can't afford to operate for the rest of the school year. Though teachers in the three-school district in Saginaw voted to keep working for free, officials decided they are keeping the schools closed unless some way out of the crisis can be found.