No more school daze? California weighs making middle & high schools start later so students can sleep in
You snooze, you lose. A California bill that would turn that aphorism on its head — by requiring the state’s middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. — faces a final vote when lawmakers return to Sacramento later this month. The bill has support from a number of health organizations, including...
By Mareesa Nicosia | August 16, 2017
Exclusive: NYC educators recall the day Trump played principal and offended the kids
Long before Donald J. Trump came one election away from becoming the most powerful man on Earth, he played at being the most powerful man at P.S. 70 in the Bronx. Memories of Trump’s tone-deaf “Principal for a Day” performance at the poor New York City elementary school — where he offered to buy a select group of kids...
By Mareesa Nicosia | July 25, 2016
Deportation fears taking a toll on immigrant children’s education
A targeted effort by the Obama administration as the new year opened to remove undocumented families with children has prompted renewed protests from educators and fears in immigrant communities, particularly in Southern California. Nearly 300 educators nationwide, some lawmakers and the country’s largest teachers unions are condemning the stepped-up enforcement actions that occurred in several...
By Mareesa Nicosia | February 2, 2016