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5 Initiatives Keeping Public Schools Vital

Posted 05.24.2016 | Home

Like in most U.S. states, the landscape of education continues to evolve in California. As the ecosystem gets crowded with more and more options, from...

In Search of the 2,400 SAT Score

Steve Chapple | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home
Steve Chapple

Test preparation for college entrance exams, especially for the crucial Scholastic Aptitude Test, has become a $2 billion to $4 billion industry, along with the market for downloads and book supplements.

Sleep Is Fundamental to Effective Education Reform

Sharon Peaslee | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Sharon Peaslee

There's a far more fundamental need that we continue to overlook and that is SLEEP. Most teens go to school sleep deprived. They frequently skip the first period because it's too early, or doze throughout the day.

Academic Planning for ADHD Starts Now

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Winter may just be starting, but fall academic planning is only a few months away. Remember that grades are not the bottom line for academic planning. Some students get reasonable marks even while struggling significantly with ADHD, which can affect anything related to planning and organization.

It's Time to Change the Narrative on Sexual Assault in Our High Schools

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.18.2015 | Home
Malika Saada Saar

Finally, college sexual assault is being taken seriously. Even Obama has made it a top priority for his administration, releasing guidelines on how these cases are to be treated by colleges. But, here's the problem: It's not just about college. It's also about the pervasive sexual victimization of girls in high school.

How To Best Reform America's Education System

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former New York City chancellor of education Joel Klein says the U.S. school system needs a serious makeover, and he has some strong opinions about ho...

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Home
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

13 Illinois Private Schools That Could Cost You an Arm and a Leg

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.30.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In 2013, Illinois public schools spent an average of $11,842 per student in total expenses ($7,000 if measured strictly for classroom expenses), according to the Illinois State Board of Education's State Report Card.

Mentors Play Key Role in Getting Students to School

Robert Balfanz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Home
Robert Balfanz

When school started two years ago, DeVanya a high-performing student from the Bronx, was there with her bright purple sneakers and shiny new binders e...

We're Losing Ground on the Title IX Front

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Ken Reed

The battle for equal opportunity in sports is far from won. In fact, the situation is getting worse, not better. Consider this sobering statistic: Since 2004, the gap in the number of sports participation opportunities between males and females has expanded, not decreased.

What High Schools Are Teaching Millenials About The War On Terror

Posted 11.14.2012 | Home

What kids learn in school tends to change with the times, and some curricular regulations that are either antiquated or simply embedded in beliefs hav...

Kansas Secretary Of State Blames Voter ID Error On County Officials

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) told state senators on Tuesday that his office is not responsible for confusion over which types of high sch...

Utah School's Production Of 'Dead Man Walking' Elicits Complaints

Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

The Jordan Board of Education will review the district’s policy on selecting school plays after Bingham High School’s production of the drama “D...

Losing the Olympics

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Adam Kirk Edgerton

If we spent time really imagining what we wanted our children to do as adults, it would be much easier to figure out the kind of education they needed to get there. Instead, we imagine them as "proficient."

Lawmakers Reject Color-Coded Student IDs By Test Score

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

California lawmakers have voted to prohibit a controversial practice by Kennedy and Cypress High Schools that required students to carry color-coded I...

Failing Students At Rhode Island Middle School Allowed to Graduate

Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

Dozens of eighth graders at Rhode Island’s Calcutt Middle School who failed two to three of their core classes of math, science, English and social ...

New Jersey High School More Expensive Than Harvard

Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

The cost to taxpayers to send each student to high school in the resort town of Seaside Park, N.J. is $112,000 -- double the tuition at Harvard's medi...

In Best High Schools Lists, Numbers Don’t Tell All

The New York Times | Michael Winerip | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home

This is the time of year when the lists of best high schools in the United States are published. For anxious consumers, the number of lists can be dau...

The Best High Schools In America For STEM 2012

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. Science and technology can play an integral role in boosting the economy and strengthe...

Yearbook Photo Allegedly Shows Teen's Genitals

Posted 08.08.2012 | Home

School officials in North Carolina are looking into a yearbook photo that allegedly shows a student lifting her graduation gown and exposing her genit...

Newsweek: Best High Schools In America 2012

Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

Where are the best public high schools in America? Newsweek has a whole list of answers with its "1,000 Schools That Made the Grade," released Monday....

The Best High Schools In America 2012

us news | Laura McMullen | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. When considering your child's education, it may be hard not to focus on the potential ...

5 Hidden Costs of Public High School

us news | Katy Hopkins | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. With two sons already through public high school, mother of four Tamara Krause assumed...

How Breakdancing Teens Can Inspire Innovation in Education

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Steve Larosiliere

When I leave work everyday, I see a small group of teenagers practicing dance moves on the subway platform at Union Square. They are doing spins, bantering about the school day, and some are counting money.

'I Thought You Were Black': Teacher Tells Student To Read Poem 'Blacker'

Posted 03.18.2012 | Home

A Virginia high school English teacher is under investigation for allegedly asking the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "blacker" m...