Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:43pm
Four men were arrested for trespassing at a Seattle school building where their organization taught a culturally-based curriculum for African-American students. Representatives from Seattle Public Schools, which owns the off-campus Horace Mann building, said that the district wanted to renovate the facility and called the police because some members of the organization refused to leave.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:38pm
If Americans know Education Secretary Arne Duncan for anything at this point, it would be as the guy who last week said that opposition to national K12 educational standards sprang from "white suburban moms" who feared that tougher requirements would reveal their children to be not as "brilliant" as they thought.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:34pm
The New York State Assembly criticized plans to create a statewide website to store students' test scores and make the information available to parents. Assembly members spent two hours Wednesday questioning Education Commissioner John King about potential security breaches in the system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:31pm
Efforts to require that most Texas high school students take Algebra II under new graduation standards suffered a blow Wednesday when the chairmen of the House and Senate education committees flatly rejected the idea.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:35pm
Professional opinion: Teaching requires insight into children’s feelings and experiences, and the ability to guide them through the seismic shifts of childhood with a steady, knowing hand.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:33pm
Astronaut gear made by high school students in a NASA program will be sent up to the International Space Station in June. It will be the first student projects to be sent to the station during the program’s 10 years of operation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:30pm
A Newtown father tells why his and other local families have decided that Sandy Hook is not the place for them or their children on Dec. 14, 2013.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:22pm
Teaching music may be one of the most effective ways to close the achievement gap between rich and poor students.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:20pm
Creativity is a necessary skill in the modern workplace, and in a 2010 survey by IBM, American CEOs identified it as the best predictor of career success. But those same CEOs said they believed that Americans were becoming less innovative.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:28am
At many of Seminole's middle schools and some high schools, students apply to be "peer buddies" to autistic students, focusing both on academics and social skills.