NYC’s Mayor de Blasio phase out “Gifted and Talented” program for elementary school students


NEW YORK (October 8, 2021)--New York City officials are phasing out the controversial “Gifted and Talented” program for elementary school students, a massive change aimed at addressing racial disparities in the biggest school system in the country. The entry exam identifying students as “gifted” will be eliminated, officials said Friday.…

North Carolina Charter School Teacher Resigned For A Racially Charged School Lesson “They Would Have Been Her Field Slaves”


GREENVILLE, N.C. (October 7, 2021) – A charter school in North Carolina is under fire for a racially charged school lesson that ended with a teacher’s resignation and alleged bullying by other students. Parents WITN spoke with said their children were singled out by a teacher in a lesson about the U.S.…

Virginia Gubernatorial Race: Candidate Doesn’t Support Parents Engagement In Educating Their Children


VIRGINIA (October 4, 2021)----Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe's failed education policies have failed the children in Virginia, but McAuliffe blames the parents by seeking to exclude them from participating in the schools curriculum.    Glenn Youngkin  believes that parents should be in charge of children's education. "we must demand that…

SCIENTIST FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FINDINGS: CHOLESTEROL DRIVES ALZHEIMER’S PLAQUE FORMATION, STUDY FINDS


VIRGINIA (September 26, 2021)---cholesterol manufactured in the brain appears to play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, new research indicates. Scientists from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators found that cholesterol produced by cells called astrocytes is required for controlling the production of amyloid beta,…

US Secretary Recognized 325 Schools As National Blue Ribbon Schools For 2021


CITY OF WASHINGTON (September 21, 2021)--U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona will make the announcement during his Return to School Road…

Purdue technology for downscaling transistors could advance semiconductor design


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (September 18, 2021)– An innovation by Purdue University researchers could help the semiconductor industry design transistors that are smaller, use less power and switch from on to off at smaller applied voltages. As a result, the innovation could lead to better and more powerful central processing unit…

Biden Administration to Probe State Laws: “Muzzling” Children In School


CITY OF WASHINGTON (August 30, 2021)---The U.S. Education Department on Monday opened a civil rights investigation into five U.S. states that have banned school districts from requiring face masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus, suggesting that the bans discriminated against students with disabilities.  The agency sent letters to…

U.S. Department of Education Approves Alaska’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $119 Million to Stat


CITY OF WASHINGTON (August 27, 21)--today the  U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Alaska's American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Alaska's plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP…

U.S. Department of Education Approves Louisiana’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $870 Million to State


CITY OF WASHINGTON (Aug. 27, 2021)-- today the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Louisiana's American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Louisiana's plan details how the state is using and plans to use…