DeVos Clashes With Democrats Over Federal Protections in School Choice Budget Proposals

Weekend Education Reads: 12 Worthwhile Links About Students and Schools You May Have Missed

Wisconsin Lawmaker Tells Betsy DeVos That Vouchers Don’t Help Rural Kids. Research Shows He’s Right

You’re Not an ‘Interest Group’ Just Because You Believe School Funding Matters

How 2 Business-Savvy Nonprofits Are Breathing New Life Into Philadelphia’s Struggling Catholic Schools

State of American Pre-K: New Report Shows 1.5 Million Kids (and 1 in 20 3-Year-Olds) Enrolled

Trump Ed Budget Fleshes Out Choice Proposal, Justifies Deep Cuts

Mayoral Control Fight Heats Up: NYS Assembly Gives De Blasio 2 More Years, But Senate Demands More Data on School Spending

The Boys Wouldn’t Listen, So 9-Year-Old Girl Started Her Own Robotics Team — and Won Big

Candidates Are Drawing School Choice Battle Lines in Campaign to Succeed New Jersey Gov. Christie

Start School Later: New Study Shows That More Sunlight Before Classes Improves Test Scores

Facing Pressure From Conservatives, Texas Again Looks to Ban Transgender Bathroom Use

DeVos Emphasizes States’ Prerogative on School Choice, Gives No Details on Federal Expansion

Inside the School Lunch Affordability Gap: Too Affluent for Free Food, Can’t Afford $1.75 Meals

Long-Vacant NYC Courthouse Will Get New Life as Success Academy’s Second High School

1 in 5 Washington State HS Students Considered Suicide, 9% Attempted It, Shocking New Report Finds

Key Congressional Ally Backs Trump Admin’s School Choice Plan

Why the LA School Board Swung Pro-Reform: Did a Late Vote on ‘Charter Killer’ Bill Cost Board Chief His Job?

Federal Judge Denies NYC KIPP School’s Effort to Block Arbitration of Teacher Grievances

New Report Shows NYC’s Alternative to Charter Schools — Supported by De Blasio and UFT — Aren’t Getting Results

Photos From #BikeToSchoolDay: Here’s How Teachers and Cops Are Using a Trending Topic to Teach Kids About Safety

Photo Credit:

May 10, 2017

Talking Points

Cops & teachers help #BikeToSchoolDay go viral with safety tips that could save lives

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

In a bid to promote physical activity and improve the safety of bicycle riders, cops and educators across America helped #BikeToSchoolDay go viral with their tips to help save lives.
The nationwide biking event, which started in 2012 following the success of Walk to School Day, used celebrations at more than 2,800 schools to harness a teachable moment for students.
Police and teachers pushed lessons on everything from helmet safety to mindfulness while riding in traffic. But cops not only emphasized alertness for riders; they also urged automobile drivers to be more aware and to use extra caution on the road now that the weather has warmed and more kids will be out riding.
Whether it was kids riding with a parent in tow, or others who met up to form pelotons pressing toward their schools, here’s a taste of the action we saw on social media: