November 18, 2017

California teacher tenure ruled unconstitutional

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The ruling, which was enthusiastically endorsed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, brings to a close the first chapter of the case, Vergara v. California, in which a group of student plaintiffs argued that state tenure laws had deprived them of a decent education by leaving bad teachers in place. The teachers’ unions said Tuesday that… Read more

Minority Kids Not Buckled Up

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Black and Hispanic infants and toddlers are unrestrained at rates 10 times those of white children; among older children, there’s a two-fold difference. Read who else is at risk and what’s being done about it.

For First Time Racial and Ethnic Minorities Make Up More than Half of U.S. Births

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For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. Minorities made up roughly 2.02 million, or 50.4 percent of U.S. births in the 12-month period ending July 2011 according to the US Census. That compares with… Read more