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It's Valentines Day and it appears we need some serious national instruction on wooing.
America's entire future depends on educational advances and, particularly, the fate of our inner cities.
Less than 10 percent of charter schools reportedly qualify for bank loans sufficient to solve their cash flow needs. In short, we are on our own.
Increasingly conservatives are raising the question: What -- if any -- should be the federal role in education?
Never have I perused the ELA tests and not found objective errors (grammar, mechanics and typos). Many classroom teachers agree that the ELA tests are often too ambiguously worded
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If we're truly interested in doing what's right for children, then we can no longer afford to ignore the crucial connections between student achievement and broader social policy.
We need to continue to redefine the federal role in public education. The implications to our democracy, our civil rights, and our role as a world leader, require it.
Ultimately when we don't have reasonable dialogue, we do a disservice to our nation's children, because in the end failed understandings lead to failing solutions.
You would like to believe schools have good financial judgment and self-discipline, but I hate to tell you... not so much.
Teachers have always spent their own money on classroom items. Yet, I don't know of any other job where people do this.
We cannot wait for our broken system of education finance to fix itself, nor can we wait for state and local government to figure out how to effectively implement winning strategies.
Philanthropists at all income levels are sharing their passions and exposing students to a range of experiences that would not have been available to them otherwise.
There are successful schools and programs around the country that have a proven track record. The public educational system can work but it requires money to function well as it did 50 years ago.
Is your child's school bus sponsored by Pepsi or Coke?
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It's hard to find anyone here who believes that Joyce Irvine should have been removed as principal of Wheeler Elementary School.
John Mudasigana, on...
Due to a budget shortfall in the city and state, Chicago Public School students and teachers have been forced to make significant sacrifices. Teachers...
Republicans say their number one priority is jobs. What about the jobs of the people who teach our children and care for the sick and elderly? How come their jobs don't matter?
When I started college eight years ago, the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant was my "best friend" (from a financial aid perspective). But now, that best friend needs some help.
Effective activism's a long-haul process, not "save the Earth in 30 days, ask me how." But there are some principles that seem to reoccur for people addressing every kind of challenge.
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