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Top 5 Reasons to Apply to a Private School

Alexandra Rice | Posted 09.11.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

When applying to college, most students take into account three deciding factors: academics, finances and campus life. But what does it mean to attend a public school over one that is privately funded?

Education Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 09.10.2014 | College
Thaddeus McCarthy

In order to elevate ourselves to a better situation financially, and to properly set-up our young people for life, we have got to stop believing that what worked in yesteryear will work today. With job attainment and security now proven to be a myth for many both young and old, people need to start thinking outside the box.

Why Asian Education Is Better, and Why It Is Not

David Scott Clegg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

Everywhere I go these days it seems I'm faced with the same question: what is wrong with America's education system? The query is usually followed with a defining statement that Asian students are 'kicking our butts' on the international exams. But are they correct?

How a Change in Schools Transformed My ADHD Son's Educational Path

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Dean Dauphinais

If you have a child who struggles in public school because of a learning difference, please don't give up. Explore other options. Find an alternative school that will recognize your child's potential, maximize it, and allow them to achieve great things.

Joy Resmovits

It's Getting Really Hard To Keep Track Of Who Supports And Who Opposes Bobby Jindal's Education Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

On Wednesday, less than a month after the Black Alliance for Educational Options supported a lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) over his ...

Education, Education, Education and the Role We Play in Its Unfolding

David Scott Clegg | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

I am an educator. This is true. Education has been where my passion has met with purpose for nearly a quarter century. I am an educator. And so are you.

Where 'Back-to-School' Means Private School

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Jed Kolko

One way or another, good schools cost money. Private school tuition can easily exceed monthly housing costs, but home prices in top-rated public school districts are 32% above the local average.

Top 5 Reasons to Apply to a Liberal Arts College

Alexandra Rice | Posted 09.11.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

With the growing popularity of careers in the sciences, technology, engineering and math fields -- also referred to as STEM -- some might question why a liberal arts education is useful for today's incoming college students.

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

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.01.2014 | 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.

House Hunting as a Person of Color With a Child on the Way

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.

Perfectly Imperfect

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

The grouping of my daughter's peers was not "perfect" for her and that made the project challenging. My daughter had to call upon resources in herself that she might not have otherwise known existed... that of perseverance, overcoming frustration and working with peers that she found challenging.

Wisconsin Senate Blind-Sided By the Department of Public Instruction

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Nearly three years later, just yesterday, the Wisconsin State Senate finally caught wind of the investigation through the media, and decided to inquire further.

'School Choice' -- As Long as Your Child Doesn't Have a Disability

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

In a voucher system, disabled students are not always given true choice, as no choice exists if private schools refuse disabled students' needed services.

Study Shockingly Reports Parent Involvement in Schools Has No Value

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

Parents are the primary teachers of children and the home, the primary classroom. Parents maintain this role until their children reach adulthood, when, hopefully, they get fired as parents and hired as consultants. But for better or for worse, parents always remain major figures in their children's lives.

Do I Carry My Birkin?

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Now that the weather is finally showing signs of spring, it is time to start thinking about applying to NYC private schools. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, or applying out of his/her current school, here are some tips to make sure the process goes smoothly!

Web Extra: Public Schools for Sale?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this video, Diane Ravitch and I talk about the problem with charter schools being run by billionaires, celebrities and individuals with no experience in education; the fact that taxpayers are increasingly funding religious schools and why hedge-fund managers see education as an emerging market.

Why Is Hawaii Obsessed With Private Schools?

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 03.18.2014 | Hawaii

George Vanisi says he struggles to get by as the breadwinner of a seven-person family who earns just $16,000 a year as a mason contractor. That $16...

Debbie Stier's 'The Perfect Score Project' and the New SAT

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

At a glance, the most noteworthy aspect of Stier's journey in The Perfect Score Project is just how much preparation she undertakes. It is unclear exactly how many test prep books Stier purchased, but 15 or so is a reasonable estimate.

Let's Not Forget About Recess!

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Recess is one of the few active, unstructured times in your child's academic day. It is imperative that children are given this time to run around, blow off steam and get regular exercise.

BASIS Adding Private Schools

Richard Whitmire | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Richard Whitmire

BASIS is not being showered with accolades. Perhaps that's because they are equal opportunity disruptors, threats to private schools, public schools and public charter schools. Not surprisingly, those being disrupted resent the intrusion.

Finding the "Universal" in Pre K

Gabriella Rowe | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Gabriella Rowe

A strong Pre K program enables young learners to WANT to be engaged in the learning process for years to come - no matter where they come from and what odds are against them.

What the New SAT May Look Like and Why It Could Be Mandatory

Alex Mallory | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The College Board plans bigger, farther-reaching changes for the SAT, an admirable goal for the oft-criticized test. But why rush those plans for a launch in 2015? Probably to turn the tide against the SAT's dwindling market share.

Mom, I Hate My Teacher

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Your child will have many different teachers in his/her life. Some will be nicer than others, and he/she will click with some and not click with some.

School Choice Is a Whale-Sized Red Herring

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

The connective tissue of our nation is under assault. Rather than inviting our children into public spaces to learn, we are setting up mechanisms for families to isolate their children in settings that share only their particular view of society.

pSAT Results Don't Matter for Elite Private High School Students

Alex Mallory | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The quickly-shifting landscape of standardized college entrance exams has made the pSAT a confusing relic for New York City independent school juniors to handle.