Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:36am
Just before Easter in 1995, Harvard senior John R. Connolly went to Manhattan's Lower East Side at the urging of his Spanish professor, a Jesuit priest, to visit a boys’ school for low-income immigrant families. Because of that experience, he ended up teaching for three years. That time in his life has become part of his campaign biography, as the city council member and experienced corporate lawyer runs to become Boston’s “education mayor.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:30am
An Upper West Side elementary school banned the popular Rainbow Loom friendship bracelets from the premises because the principal says children are getting distracted in class and fighting over them on the playground.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:26am
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a supporter of charter schools, of which there are about 180 in New York City. The debate over how the next mayor should handle charters has been part of the campaign from the very beginning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:23am
Their school swapped sloppy joes and fried chicken for organic roasted tofu and braised black beans, and these kids aren’t complaining. Students at the top-rated Public School 244, in Flushing, have longer attention spans and better academic scores since the school went vegetarian.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:20am
Racial tensions and gang problems were plaguing a Northern California high school when three students arrived for classes in 2010 wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 3:04pm
Under a revised plan, all 650,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District would have iPads to use by the end of 2015 rather than the original target date of 2014. Principals and certified teachers at all of district campuses would have the extra time to attend orientation programs on the use of the devices.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 3:00pm
The program is designed for families to join their toddlers as they interact with other children age 5 and younger. It can be as beneficial for parents as well as their children, as Flocken learned.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:56pm
Now, it seems, the state is giving the green light not only to the standards but also to related exams that students will have to pass to graduate from high school. But it is not providing additional funding to implement the mandates, and educators in Philadelphia and other cash-strapped districts say their students are being set up for failure.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:51pm
A family of four would pay about $400 more each year, she said. Since most families get tax refunds, those would typically be smaller.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:47pm
Teachers, secretaries and other aides could receive training from nurses to administer the EpiPens, the most common self-injectable form of epinephrine. The auto-injectors contain adrenaline and treat anaphylaxis, a life-threatening, body-wide allergic reaction.