Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 1:22pm
Carmen Fariña was known for her meticulous demands. It was the early 1990s, and Ms. Fariña, a hard-charging educator with an irrepressible Brooklyn accent, was on a mission to shake up Public School 6 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, already one of the most prestigious in New York City.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 1:14pm
During a joint meeting of Idaho's House and Senate Education Committees, there was a pitch that improvements and restoration in education funding could be helped by collecting an online sales tax.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 1:12pm
Reading an academic paper on racism is like reading an alien's take on the human species. In their summary of the way humans think, these aliens describe racism as "phenotypic features associated with the social categorization of racial groups [that] have been strongly linked to stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 1:10pm
A day after denouncing the education proposals of Gov. Nathan Deal, Democratic challenger and state Sen. Jason Carter, D-Atlanta, filed a resolution to make permanent his proposal to prioritize education spending statewide.
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.