NATIONAL: Survey finds wide opposition among parents…

Most parents express scant enthusiasm for arming schoolteachers, preferring metal detectors and mental-health screening as tools to keep students safe, according to a survey released Tuesday. Asked to choose between two potential ways of addressing school safety, 76 percent of… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: One-Third of Parents Fear for Their…

After a year scarred by two mass shootings in high schools, 34 percent of parents fear for their child’s safety at school, a new poll finds, and just 27 percent are very confident or extremely confident about their school’s ability… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Career and Technical Education Bill Expected…

The Trump administration may be soon take a step closer to getting its wish for one of its major education priorities. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which passed the Senate education committee last month… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Fewer Than Half of Schools Report…

Only 43 percent of schools reported testing their drinking water for lead in the last year in a 2017 survey released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office. Among those districts, 37 percent found elevated levels of lead. The findings come… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Trump Team May Change Rules on…

The Trump administration, which has already shown its willingness to cut red tape, has its eyes on a new target: regulations meant to steer youths and adults with disabilities to jobs where they work alongside people who do not have… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: 6 Things to Know About School…

Recent U.S. education reform has focused on defining and raising the subject-matter standards students are expected to meet. In order to get their students up to snuff, schools are extending the school day and putting more and more emphasis on… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: With Successful Strikes Behind Them, Teachers…

Thousands of angry teachers across the country walked out of their classrooms this spring to protest low wages, cuts to school funding, and other changes to education policy. They scored some legislative victories, but many remained frustrated that the statehouse… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: National Teacher of the Year Jahana…

When Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of Year, decided to run for office, she was thinking about her students. She wondered: "Who will speak for them? Who will share their story with the world?," she explains in a campaign… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Union Membership Is at a High…

Weeks after a Supreme Court blow, union leaders at the American Federation of Teachers convention said their membership is stronger than ever. Will it stay that way? AFT President Randi Weingarten announced at the convention that the nation's second-largest teachers'… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Teachers Want More of a Say…

Disappointed with union leadership's decision to endorse Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary election, delegates at the American Federation of Teachers' convention took steps to make sure their voices will be heard in the 2020… Read full article at Education Week