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Summary: House bill 2078

Sameer Datta, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The House Bill 2078 is a major bill for teachers and future teachers. The purpose of this bill is to increase new teachers’ starting pay to $40,000 a year by 2023-2024. This is going to be done by gradually increasing the sta...

Privatization hurts students and schools

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

February 20, 2019

Despite the protests of parents, students and teachers across New Orleans, the New Orleans Parish school board has recently voted to force all of its public schools to be run by charter organizations, making New Orleans the first ci...

Behind the Scenes: curriculum writing

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

January 20, 2019

Though curriculum is an aspect of school that arguably has the largest impact on a student’s life,  many students do not understand how it is created. As a Common Core state, Illinois has mandated that all of its public K-12 sch...

I want to sleep; please help me

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

January 20, 2019

It is time for schools to listen to medical professionals and adopt later start times. The American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested that middle and high schools adopt start times of 8:30 a.m. or later in order to allow stud...

Once again, we are being cheated

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

December 20, 2018

Many states are scrambling to try to rectify their dwindling population of teachers. According to the United States Census Bureau, there has been a decrease of over 12 percent in college students majoring in education. An addit...

Why grades fail

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

November 20, 2018

The grading system that is used most prominently in the United States is failing students. In 1877, Harvard started the practice of classifying students based on their perceived merit. Students were divided into six divisions...

The resource disparity plaguing public schools

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

October 31, 2018

This year, the Detroit Public School District plans to spend one to three million dollars on a curriculum overhaul.The district serves over 50,000 students grades K-12. Each year, most students take Michigan’s state-wide ex...

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