Trump admin asks for more funding for public education

TUSLA, Idaho — A top administration official on Monday asked the federal government to boost its support for public schools in an attempt to improve the quality of instruction in the U.S. capital.In a letter to President Donald Trump, Assistant Secretary for Education Lillian L. Schumacher said she would seek to expand funding for a […]

Oilers are among five teams to get scholarships for kids under the age of 5

Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said Thursday the team is working on getting more scholarships for children under 5.The team is getting $1.9 million from the state of Alberta’s Youth Development Fund for a $4.9-million scholarship program for students from low-income families.“We’re getting a lot of inquiries from parents who are concerned about the […]

Which is the most dangerous place for a child to be in: the U.S. or the U.”

The United States has a long and complicated history of child abuse.But there is no place quite like New York City.From the time children were born and taught to eat, to the time they learn to talk, to how they interact with adults, to what their bodies look like, they learn their way around New […]

How to prevent and manage child abuse and neglect in the United States

The world’s poorest countries have the highest child abuse rates in the developed world.In 2017, nearly half of children under five in India, Niger, China and Bangladesh were abused.The U.S. has the second-highest child abuse rate, with more than 40 percent of children being abused, according to the report released Wednesday by the Child Abuse […]

How to prevent Trump administration officials from leaking ‘fake news’

By Michael S. Williamson, The Washington PostThe Department of Education has launched a program that allows employees to share and report on classified documents on the public record and on Twitter.In an announcement on Monday, the department’s public information office announced the new program, which it calls the Office of Public Integrity.The announcement said the […]

How to help Tusla, the state’s $2 billion welfare program

A new federal government study says there are more than 8,000 people enrolled in the TUSLA Education Welfare Society (EWS) program, which provides financial assistance to about 500,000 Tennessee children.The report says the government estimates that there are 3,600 children currently enrolled in TUSLAs education welfare programs.“TUSLAS students and their families are often left behind,” […]