Education Roundup: Teachers Should Tread Lightly When Teaching Politics

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Education Roundup: Teachers Should Tread Lightly When Teaching Politics
News from US News and World Report:

Welcome to the new High School Notes weekly roundup of education news. Every Friday, you’ll find out what’s making headlines around the Web.

Teaching politics

With the Republican presidential campaign in full swing, history and government teachers have a good opportunity to talk about politics with their students. But, according to an article in the StarTribune, they should tread carefully when expressing their own views—being sure to “not [tell] students what to think, but [to give] them more to think about.”

STEM education 

Perry High School in Arizona will begin offering two new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused degrees to next year’s incoming freshmen. Students will have the option of earning a tr…………… continues on US News and World Report

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Kihei high school would open in 2016
News from Maui News:

KIHEI – Plans for a new Kihei high school call for building a campus in two phases, with the first targeted for opening in 2016 for 800 students and 120 staff members, according to a draft environmental impact statement posted last week.

The preliminary budget for the first phase is $ 120 million. The construction cost estimate for the school’s second phase is $ 30 million, with that work forecast to be completed in 2025.

South Maui state Rep. George Fontaine said money has not been appropriated for construction.

“We’re looking at all the various ways of how to fund this,” Fontaine said. “There’s different ways to skin a cat.”

One option would be for the state to float a general obligation bond, which would be repaid over 20 years, he said. Or, the state Department of Education could lease the school from the project developer, eventually purchasing it through amortized payments.

“All those things have been discussed, but nothing…………… continues on Maui News

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