Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 1:07pm
Fresh back from her extended holiday in Hawaii, Michelle Obama turned her attention to education in underserved communities Wednesday. The first lady hosted a group of approximately 60 education stakeholders for a White House screening of the film “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.” The film, which is described as "a coming of age story about two inner-city youth who are left to fend for themselves in the Bronx," was produced by singer-songwriter Alicia Keys.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:18pm
New Mexico's Berrendo Middle School reopened yesterday, even though many who return have no idea why a preteen may have taken a shotgun to the school and randomly shot at them. And teachers have the task of helping youngsters make sense of a shooting they themselves may not understand.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:33am
Teaching teens to see through pro-tobacco messages in the media may be better at preventing youth smoking than just saying no, according to new research.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:30am
JPEF says that schools should get more credit for rapid academic growth among disadvantaged students and they should get fewer points for proficiency, which is Florida’s definition for passing state tests.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:28am
Carried to office in part on promises to reverse course on Bloomberg's education policies, de Blasio faces a thorny logistical challenge — figuring out how to tax the richer schools among the 115 charters in public buildings.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:27am
Soon after students went on winter vacation in late December, La Villa shut off water and sewer services to the local schools, arguing that the district needs to pay off its remaining balance.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:25am
Lacking a school voucher system and a law that lets charter school operators turn to the state for approval, Tennessee gets an "F" for school choice, according to a national education-reform group.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:24am
Reaction among educators to Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a longer school day and year was mixed Tuesday, with some citing research linking more class time to higher achievement, while others saying the quality of instruction, and not the quantity, is paramount.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:16am
The frigid days of earlier this month demonstrated the need for schools to close when roads are icy and temperatures are dangerously low, but does education have to stop?
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:13am
There’s room for informed debate on pedagogy, developmentally appropriate objectives, and other inside baseball, but the political aspect of it is a bit perplexing.