Crippled by budget deficits, states officials have been eying money in the $26 billion federal jobs bill that's intended for schools. State leaders in...
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As the new school year is about to begin, I believe it is vital that new teachers be educated as to the kind of parents whose spawn they will be meeting and working with come September.
Instead of focusing solely on standardized tests in our educational system, we should sharpen our assessment tools to become more finely attuned to the relativistic learning needs of children.
Only when parents, administrators, teachers, and the community come together to find solutions can we truly address all the factors in making a child a success.
A 50-state report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education has come to a dispiriting conclusion: public education is failing black male student...
When New York State reconfigured scoring guidelines to make standardized tests better predictors of student academic performance, passing rates plummeted, especially for Black and Latino students.
By guest blogger Ed Bruske from The Slow Cook.
What kind of lunch could you make for $1?
That's approximately the amount schools have to spend on in...
The current state of American education is "morally inexcusable" and "economically indefensible"-- the time is now for our nation to stop talking about doing things differently, and actually do it.
School District 51 Board of Education members adopted a resolution Tuesday night dismissing two petitions given to the board at a May 25 meeting.
I'm not aware of who David Hansell is but apparently some folks aren't exactly in his corner:
Conservative groups are expressing concern that Davi...
When I began teaching high school in Washington, DC, I was shocked by how many of my bright, talented students were satisfied with C's, D's, even the ...
The really damning element of the Zinn saga isn't that he wrote books, but that these became textbooks, which were warmly and uncritically received by the public school establishment.
Congress is playing politics with our children's health. The Child Nutrition Act -- which funds all school meals -- is caught in legislative limbo.
The death of Nicole Suriel was a tragedy and an accident. But it was made more likely because the school system does not respect the importance of administrators who are educational leaders rather than middle managers.
The children at Bronx Prep are clamoring for vegetables. Not fries soaked in hot sauce from the Chinese take-out across the street.
Hey, the deal with DonorsChoose.org is that any of us can help out kids and teachers via small donations. That's a really big deal for a lot of low-...
All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian 'zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
Members of a student-based school reform group have a recommendation for New Orleans schools: Move toward becoming oil-free by 2015, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Students of economic history know that public goods create ties that bind citizens to each other and to the broader society. This is even more essential than the goods and services produced.
SAN FRANCISCO — It's not hard to figure out that stocking school vending machines with sugary sodas and salty, fatty snacks is a bad idea. Repla...
CHICAGO — Giving teens 30 extra minutes to start their school day leads to more alertness in class, better moods, less tardiness, and even healt...
The iron age practice of "corporal punishment" is still legal in 20 states and there are no federal laws prohibiting it.
Angela Sanchez, who is finishing her freshman year at UCLA, knows all about education and even more about homelessness.
If Britain were a bit more like Sweden, said a Tory minister last week, "I, for one, would not object". Well, nor would I. Sweden has one of the smallest gaps between rich and poor in the world.
As the economy continues in a tailspin and state and municipal budget cuts loom, small groups are mushrooming, organizing, and fighting back.
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