News & Events

Jul 26 2018 - 10:00am

Dianne Grossman said her daughter was entitled to a “hate-free learning environment” yet much of the bullying had taken place on school grounds. “I think schools are responsible for the mental well-being of our children. Just like they are responsible for the academics, for the ABCs and 123s, they’re also responsible for their emotional well-... Read more »

Jul 5 2018 - 8:30am

More students are getting extra help to accommodate a range of issues including ADHD and anxiety, data show, with a disproportionate amount of those receiving support attending schools in wealthier districts.

The disproportionate use of accommodations ''unfortunately increases the gap between the haves and the have-nots in our schools,"... Read more »

Jun 22 2018 - 1:00pm

Perry Zirkel, a professor emeritus at Lehigh University who has studied lawsuits against schools after students’ suicide deaths, said the number of lawsuits was rising, though the suits are rarely decided in favor of the families.

“I do see an increasing number of liability cases,” Mr. Zirkel said, “in the wake of a tragic suicide, the... Read more »

Jun 6 2018 - 3:30pm

Lehigh’s College of Education will continue to provide services to the community, building on the Community Voices Clinics that opened in 2012 in both Broughal Middle School and Donegan Elementary School. That effort was headed by Lehigh’s Arpana Inman, counseling psychology professor... Read more »

Jun 4 2018 - 12:45pm

What happens when students opt out of assessments required to demonstrate proficiency for promotion? Perry A. Zirkel, professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, analyzes the current trend among court decisions where grade retention is at issue, through cases... Read more »