Families and Students Blog

What's one lesson you've learned in the last 50 years of receiving federal aid?

Do you think Title IX has been successful in banning discrimination against girls and women in education programs?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires the inclusion of students with disabilities in the regular classroom as far as possible. Was that a good r...

Did Title I funding do enough to raise achievement? 

In the late 1970's & 1980's, the US Office of Education regulated federal aid more than it did in previous years. Do you think there was a need to assure that...

In the late 1960's and 1970's, the US Office of Education succeeded in making Title I a program providing separate funds for identifiable services for at-need stu...

Prior to the 1960s, control of public education was almost exclusively local. Was that good for students? 

Jennings contends that the United States faces two large challenges in elementary and secondary education: “All of our students need to learn more, and every student ...

Ballenger Creek Middle eighth grade student Jackson LeBlanc meets Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and discusses the Backpack Buddies initiative he started at his school.

Every once in awhile, our Communication Services division will hear about a creative video featuring a Middletown High student or initiative. So we watch. What do we see? ...