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Mischief Or Misdemeanor? Texas Students Ticketed For School Disobedience

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In Texas school districts, hundreds of tickets have been given to students, turning schoolyard shenanigans into Class C misdemeanors. Children as youn...

Read Scare? American Schools Teaching Chinese With Funds From China

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

More schools nationwide are offering Chinese language courses that are approved and funded by China's government. CNNreported that, over the past fou...

A Discussion With Eric Schwarz, CEO and Co-Founder of Citizen Schools

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rahim Kanani

As an organization at the forefront of a movement to educate children and strengthen communities, we discussed the founding, evolution, challenges, and opportunities since Citizen School's inception in 1995.

Being a Respected (and Effective) Principal From a Teacher's Perspective

Christal Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christal Watts

Many would probably tell you that a respected and effective principal is one who looks at the reality of their school site and doesn't automatically blame the staff for the many ills that may plague it.

School Desegregation Battle Continues Today

Politics Daily | January 13,| 6:30 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As it moves back into the Levine, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, the historical perspective of "Courage" could not be timelier. It comes a...

If Educators Really Wish to Honor Dr. King...

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Stager

Schools are the natural setting to inform students of our history. Yet we tell so few historical stories and most are watered down until they become fairy tales and meaningless happy talk.

Collaboration and Innovation at the LAUSD

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

This morning, I toured one of LA's most innovative campuses with LAUSD's new Superintendent-designate Dr. John Deasy. At Synergy-Quincy Jones Elemen...

What to Expect From a New Schools CEO

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

What should a good education include? Interim schools CEO Mazany lays out a vision of high-quality learning that made no mention of high test scores, but does include teaching students to be critical thinkers.

What Makes Special Education So Special?

Derek Getschow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Derek Getschow

On the first day of class each year, I tell my students to leave my class. I tell them to listen carefully, get what they need from me, and get out!

Found Money

Zak Kukoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Zak Kukoff

Student truancies are depriving schools and districts of millions of dollars in funding every year -- but I want to offer a solution.

Kentucky Bill Aims To Reward Math And Science Teachers With Extra Cash

AP | Bruce Schreiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A bill seeking to reward Kentucky teachers with extra money for guiding students through advanced math and science classes won ...

Where Do The Politicians' Kids Go? We'll Give You A Hint: Not Public Schools

Take Part | Melanie Smollin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When it comes to selecting a school for their children, the average American parents have little if any choice. The local public school is the only ca...

Are Volunteers Overwhelming Our Schools?

Michael Haberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Haberman

We must be careful of what we wish for. We have an educational system that is, in every sense of the word, overwhelmed, and it is not clear if schools can handle an influx of volunteers.

Horrified by Schools That Give Every Student an iPad

Mark Belinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark Belinsky

The iPad is magic to children. Press a button and it does everything that you want it to. The problem is that it doesn't tell you how the magic happens.

Utah Students Pioneer Gay-Alliance Clubs Throughout State

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The New York Times has reported that over 30 Gay-Straight Alliance school clubs have formed across the state of Utah in 2010. This comes on the heels...

Education-Related Predictions for 2011

Larry Ferlazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Ferlazzo

I'd like to post my own education-related predictions for 2011, and invite you to comment on them if you'd like and to share what you think will happen over the next twelve months.

Ending Bullying In Schools Is An Inexact Science, Research Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Fixing school bullying isn't simple. That's what research is revealing about anti-bullying school programs, according to The Boston Globe. "antibull...

Religious Schools: 'Snow Days' and the Dual Curriculum

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Despite questions that linger about academic performance and how canceled days and fewer hours impact it, teachers, parents, students, analysts and I agree on one key point: Safety is paramount.

Georgia Schools Make Do With Diminishing Budgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When Ruth O'Dell took over as Franklin County School District superintendent three years ago, she knew she'd be dealing with an ever-decreasing budget...

2010 Through the Eyes of Children (PHOTOS)

Kristen Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

These paintings celebrate the unique way in which children are looking and thinking about the world, and serve as reminders to us all to appreciate the daily beauty, wonder, and joy that surrounds us.

The Best And Worst Education News Of 2010

Larry Ferlazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Ferlazzo

Here's my humble attempt to identify the best and the worst education news that occurred during the past 12 months.

Knowing What You Don't Know

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

It's another one of those first-meetings I have a lot recently. I'm sitting in a I-don't-know-what-but-don't-care-as-long-as-they-serve-beer-place, across from someone who "works in education".

Education Reform's Missing Piece

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Students look to us -- parents, teachers, other adults in their lives -- for structure. They want to be told what to do, much as they may complain about it. But does that justify authoritarian schools?

Students Protest: 'It's Not Teachers' Fault' School Is Failing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Fifty Rhode Island high school students walked out in protest earlier this week -- to demand the administration include their voices in the effort to ...

A Win for Expanded Learning

Lucy Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lucy Friedman

Funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers would be increased by $135 million next year, potentially helping 135,000 more kids