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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.

Lessons Learned as an Educator

Paul Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Paul Singer

For nearly 35 years I have had the honor of serving as head of school at two private schools, one in Los Angeles, the other in Honolulu. My time as an educator has provided me with experiences and insights that I hadn't anticipated at the beginning of my career.

Private Schools and Diversity

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 11.11.2013 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

It is time that diversity is lived, not only by the diverse people themselves, but by all the others in the same way. We need a little more action and a little less conversation. The difference between what our kids see and what they should see, will tell us what to do.

Homework: A Time for Independence

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Parents have many educational issues to deal with once their children are in a school. One of the biggest concerns and frustrations for parents and children alike is homework. Children have to get it done and parents have to manage it.

What Is the Best Private School in New York City?

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 12.21.2013 | New York
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

We have been asked over and over, "Which is the best school or schools in New York City?" After 20 years collectively as educators and admissions experts, we can confidently say the best school in NYC is the one that best fits your child.

Educators Wary of Tech Fixes for College Affordability Crisis

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Michelle Chen

As tuitions rise and the job market still slumps, many young college graduates are wrestling with the question of how to make their increasingly expen...

Should Your Child Take the SSAT or ISEE?

Chuck Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Chuck Cohn

When applying to independent schools, you may find yourself swimming in a sea of acronyms and tests. Two tests, inevitably, will stand out: the SSAT and ISEE.

It's About Time...

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

The ERB test has been around since our 20 years collectively in the admissions world! It has been a valuable tool used to help admissions directors get another glimpse of the student they are viewing for their school. Unfortunately, this test has been compromised in many ways.

An American Promise Shines at the 2013 New York Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

As the New York Film Festival kicked off its 51st year, African heritage films were few and far between, but exceptional.

Can We All Change Urban Public Schools?

Heidi Legg | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Heidi Legg

Michelle Boyers claims to now have a blueprint that will change the education game and she wants legislation behind it. In it they address to basic problems, such as: What do we do with 1:30 dismissals?

The Nation's Most Expensive Private High Schools

Posted 09.06.2013 | Teen

If you think college is expensive, get a load of the price tag on these private high schools! Business Insider recently compiled a list of the nati...

Everything I Know I Learned on the First Day of School

Danny Rubin | Posted 11.04.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

When life becomes unfamiliar, that's when we grow the most. As I recall, few days in my life were more foreign than the first day of school. Specifically, first grade.

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Bobby Jindal Goes After Eric Holder

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is steamed. Earlier this week the state was sued by the U.S. Department of Justice over its school voucher system, ...

Truth or Perception

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.03.2013 | College
William B. Bradshaw

Many people tell me they do not think using correct grammar is all that important. But one does not expect that attitude to prevail in what is supposedly an elite college preparatory school: one would expect the goal to be academic excellence rather than popular perception.

How to Prep Your Child for the ISEE

Chuck Cohn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Chuck Cohn

With a clear plan and a good head start, any student can walk into the test room feeling confident and prepared.

Courts and (Neo)Vouchers: When (if Ever) Should We Be Surprised?

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

Lawyers who designed the neovoucher approach were doing what lawyers are hired to do: to find a work-around that will allow their clients to follow a desired path notwithstanding a law intended to block that path.