Proposals to expand preschool opportunities in New York have been prominently in the news. They deserve careful consideration because, if properly designed and targeted, prekindergarten programs can have significant long-term benefits.
The Brookings report finds that there are districts at both ends of the spectrum: districts that negatively impact student achievement and districts whose impacts are significantly positive. There is a clear delineation among districts that add and subtract value when it comes to student learning.
Is it really possible that the president and Congress (who are the elected representatives of the people) cannot agree on any reasonable reductions that would not imperil the health and safety of the nation?
As the November election nears, I am absolutely appalled and heartbroken as I watch the teams behind Ms. Munger's Proposition 38 and Gov. Brown's Proposition 30 campaigns continue to take aim at each other.
Even though the national consciousness has been raised regarding issues related to education and folks are more engaged and informed than ever before, the efforts to misinform, malign, and muddy the truth remain.
Lots of factors go into the decision of whether to move and where, and for parents, this decision is largely driven by what matters most to their families: affordability, more space and of course good schools.
More and more school districts are asking for budget increases to hire investigators and detectives to follow around low-income mothers and their kids to ensure that they aren't 'stealing an education' from the state. Really?