PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Regina Ferrell, a fourth-grade teacher in Bay County, stood before the local school board this week and pleaded: Please be flexible with teachers returning to classrooms after Hurricane Michael.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Helena Miller listened to teachers, terrified to reenter classrooms, and parents, exhausted from trying to make virtual learning work at home. She heard from school officials who spent hundreds of hours on thousands of details — buses, classrooms, football, arts, special education. She spent countless nights, eyes wide open, her mind wrestling over the safety and education of the 17,000 children she swore to protect.
Arizona recently passed a policy in favor of “school of choice” – which would allow students who withdraw from public school education to channel their share of state funding for the education of their choice, including for private institutions or online education.
A new project run by the Smithsonian and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts is picking up where the legendary Sidney Robertson Cowell left off in archiving music from different ethnic groups from across California.
A course scheduled for next spring at the University of Wisconsin-Madison titled “The Problem of Whiteness” has received much criticism from lawmakers who now want to “pull” funding from the University.
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A new collaboration with Dartmouth College and the Montshire Museum of Science hopes to enhance STEM education in select middle schools in New Hampshire and Vermont where resources are stretched thin.
Lower and middle-income families will finally be able to afford or simply send their children to preschool at a lower cost thanks to a $13.8 million investment in early education pledged by the San Diego Foundation.
Formerly known as Public School 198, the newly opened Urban Scholars Community School has found itself with more resources and funding to halt its struggles, but after years of systemic poverty-related issues, how much transformation is possible remains unclear.
Communities can make a big difference in supporting their local nonprofits, whether it is through donating directly to the organization or by volunteering time or resources. Thousands of organizations rely on these monetary and time donations every year to make ends meet and to continue serving their communities.
As part of our mission to draw public attention and support to the important work of nonprofits in America, we sat down to chat with 21 accomplished nonprofit leaders in Minnesota to discuss their impact in driving positive change in the evolving landscapes of rural America.