Detroit’s public schools are regarded as the lowest performing across the nation and among the biggest cities. A recent report from the National Assessment of Education Progress found that only four percent of eighth graders were performing at grade level in math and reading.
Republicans in the North Carolina Senate introduced an amendment to the state’s budget that would include an allotment of $1 million to help fight the state’s opioid epidemic. The legislation, however, requires withdrawing funds from education programs in poor areas.
Studies have shown that beyond helping with creativity and fun, arts education can help children retain and learn other subjects in school as well. But New York Times reports that arts education funding is under threat across the U.S. as it is often the first class to be considered during budget cuts.
This year’s report from the National Education Policy Center titled Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2019 points out that virtual education might not actually be providing the tailored educational experience that most believed it did.