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Entries by Emmeline Zhao from 09/2012

School Attendance Push To Impel Importance Of Going To Class Prized By Students, Educators

Posted 09.03.2012 | Education

BERKELEY, Calif. -- School day wake-up calls recorded by celebrities. Weekend makeup classes. Contests with laptop computers, private concerts and car...

'Food Hubs' Connect School Districts With Farmers

Posted 09.03.2012 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation's richest agricultural regions, used to get m...

Paul Tough: The Obama Administration's Big Missed Opportunity

Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. What if much of what we think we know about success is wrong? What if the metrics we use i...

Kermit Carolina, Hillhouse High School Principal, Led Rule-Bending 'Culture' Of Preferential Treatment, Transcript-Tampering: Report

Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Officials dropped a bomb Monday night right before the opening of the academic year: They...

High School In The Community, New Haven Turnaround School Run By Teachers, Union, Has Turbulent History: Report

Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. They set out to invent a new kind of school. They created a national model—then failed ...

Higher Education Fix: 'Teach People, Not Content'

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Charlie Nelms, former chancellor of North Carolina Central University, ...

Education Funding Drops In More Than Half Of States

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

The recession's impact on American education has not yet dissipated, as more than half of states are slashing their education budgets this year. Ac...

Melanie Conn, 13-Year-Old, Bound In Plastic Wrap By Boy Bullies While Waiting For School Bus

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

A Florida school district is looking into an incident in which 13-year-old Melanie Conn was bound in plastic wrap by two of her peers while waiting fo...

Paul Ryan: School Prayer An 'Issue Of The States'

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

PROVO, Utah -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he supports prayer in public schools. The Wisconsin congressman add...

Michelle Rhee: How Obama -- Or Romney -- Should Change Education

Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools...

'Lindbergh Fights' Videos Of School Fight Club Posted To YouTube, Facebook Ignite District Investigation

Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

A Missouri school district has launched an investigation into videos posted online that appear to show activities of an organized fight club among stu...

Obama: America Can 'Out-Educate And Out-Compete' Any Country On Earth

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. President Barack Obama had barely begun his acceptance speech at the De...

Illinois School Shooting: Shots Fired In Normal Community High School, 1 Student In Custody

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

NORMAL, Ill. — A teacher tackled a 14-year-old student and detained him just after the teen fired a gunshot into the ceiling of a packed Illinoi...

Maxwell Public Schools Officials In Nebraska Accused Of Sex Abuse Cover-Up

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

OMAHA, Neb. -- Authorities have accused a Nebraska school superintendent, principal and coach of failing to report the alleged sexual assault of a you...

School Vaccine Opt-Outs Rise In Private Schools Increases Risk Of Disease Outbreak, Physicians Say

Posted 09.09.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than thei...

Underperforming Schools In The Hands Of Specially Selected Teachers - Will It Work?

Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEWARK, N.J. — It was a fight to the finish, but Erskine Glover can honestly say he’s ...

Chicago Teachers Strike: Students, Parents Take To Twitter On No-School Day

Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after weeks of negotiations between the city and the Chicago Teacher's Union fai...

Teachers' Strike In Chicago Hits Poor Students Hardest

Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. Ninety-three years ago yesterday, the Boston police force went on strike, leaving the...

Chicago Strike Highlights Division On Teacher Evaluation

Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

-- One of the key disagreements driving Chicago teachers to the picket lines this week is also a central component of President Barack Obama's educat...

OECD Exam For Students Around The World: Could You Pass The Test?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2012 Education at a Glance report released today is a trove of education indicators. B...

Karen Klein, Bullied New York Bus Monitor, Gets $700,000 From Canadian

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

TORONTO -- A New York bus monitor who was relentlessly bullied by four middle school students has received more than $700,000 raised by a Canadian man...

Education In America: For Obama And Romney, Why It Matters In The Election

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

The issue: States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say...

Teachers' Strike In Chicago Won't Deter Unions From Pushing Hard For Obama In Election

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The head of one of the country's largest teachers unions knows all too well the frustratio...

Teachers Strike In Lake Forest: Chicago Suburb Educators Demand 'Fair Contract,' Classes Canceled

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

As Chicago's teachers enter their third day of protests, neighboring Lake Forest educators took to their own picket lines after contract negotiations ...

Camille Cruz, Tibbetts Middle School Student, Banned From Using Purple Violin In Orchestra

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New Mexico community is up in arms after Camille Cruz, an 11-year-old in Farmington, was barred from using her violin -- a gift from her grandmother...