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Navajo commission to assess school abuse. See more state education news here

| October 29, 2019
Navajo commission to assess school abuse. See more state education news here

FLAGSTAFF — The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will be holding several public hearings to assess the mistreatment of Native Americans in schools on and off the reservation.

The commission wants parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through 12th grade to speak out about any mistreatment they have received from school personnel. Signed written testimony also will be accepted.

For several decades, teachers abused Native American children at federally run boarding schools for speaking their language or singing their songs.

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When Googling it doesn’t work: How to help students learn. See more state education news here

| October 15, 2019
When Googling it doesn’t work: How to help students learn. See more state education news here

When Lorie Fitzgerald saw how her daughter Angelina struggled to keep up with her third-grade classwork at Copper Creek Elementary School in Deer Valley Unified School District, she knew she had to find a way to help her student learn.

“Angelina has a developmental delay, because of this, she has struggled to close the learning gap,” Fitzgerald said. “For so long Angelina was just sitting in class, but not fully understanding what was going on.”

While many schools offer before, during or after-school academic tutoring to help students learn who need more assistance, some schools do not have the resources to provide that service. That leaves parents with the decision of how and where to seek help for their child.

Fitzgerald turned to LearnerLink, which partners with school districts to provide quality certified teachers to help students with personalized learning in K-12 subject areas, skill development, enrichment and college prep through in-person interaction and online-learning opportunities.

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Supt. Hoffman’s comment on Prop. 123 ruling. See more state education news here

| October 1, 2019
Supt. Hoffman’s comment on Prop. 123 ruling. See more state education news here

A federal judge’s ruling today said the State of Arizona acted illegally by not getting approval from congress before Proposition 123 took money for public education from the state land trust investment fund.

But U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake’s court order does not stop Prop. 123 funding, because it received congressional approval after the fact, according to a Capitol Media Services article. Read the entire ruling below.

The order does prevent Arizona from doing the same thing in 2025 when Prop. 123 expires without getting congressional approval first.

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‘We’ve Got a Real Crisis’: Half of U.S. Teachers Have Considered Leaving Profession, PDK Poll Finds. See more national education news here

| August 13, 2019
‘We’ve Got a Real Crisis’: Half of U.S. Teachers Have Considered Leaving Profession, PDK Poll Finds. See more national education news here

alf of the nation’s teachers have seriously considered quitting in recent years, amid concerns about low pay, stress and lack of respect, a new poll finds.
“We’ve got a real crisis going on,” said Joshua P. Starr, CEO of PDK International, the teachers’ professional association that conducts the annual poll. “There’s absolutely a real issue, and we have to confront it nationally if we want to ensure our kids are getting the best possible teachers.”

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Thousands of Copyrighted Works Will Now Be Freely Available to Teachers. See more national education news here

| January 15, 2019
Thousands of Copyrighted Works Will Now Be Freely Available to Teachers. See more national education news here

Teachers—especially those of English or the arts—rely on famous works of literature, music, and film in their classes, copying and repurposing them to analyze with students.

But often, embedding these works in curricula to share with other teachers or making them available to students can raise questions about copyright: How much of an original movie or poem can a teacher include, and how widely can resources made with these materials be distributed?

As of Jan. 1, thousands of works are newly exempt from these questions.

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