Feds investigate alleged civil-rights violations in Chicago (The Huffington Post): Students and parents at two majority African-American schools on Chicago’s South Side have taken legal action over what they say is an unequal level of budget cuts. At one of the schools, supporters say students are forced to take art, gym, music and Spanish classes online because they are not offered in person.
NYC trains thousands of preschool teachers for upcoming year (Chalkbeat New York): An expansion of the city’s universal pre-K program means about 4,000 instructors are receiving formal training in early education this summer, at a cost of $2.2 million.
Google opens learning management tool to all teachers (Tech Crunch): Classroom, an online tool that enables teachers to give students assignments and feedback, is now being offered for free through the Google Apps for Education site.
- Corinthian students say they weren’t told their school was up for sale (BuzzFeed)
- Potential loss of waiver could lead to teacher layoffs in Oklahoma (Oklahoma Watch)
- Colleges face challenges with first-generation students (Inside Higher Ed)