Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 2:01pm
It is no secret today that U.S. public schools are slipping quickly behind other developed nations in every subject. This problem is not one of funding, it is a problem of politics in public education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:16am
Bahiya Nasuuna hasn't even started college, but she already has several academic credits in the bank that will give her a jump on graduation. She is one of a growing number of students getting a head start on college credits while they are still in high school, cutting costs and speeding toward degrees—and jobs—as quickly as possible.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:12am
In Boston, we have the chance of a lifetime. As we laud Mayor Tom Menino and retired School Superintendent Carol Johnson for the progress they’ve made for Boston students, we have the opportunity, with new leadership and a strong foundation, to renovate our school system into one that builds on this foundation and ensures every child graduates prepared for college, career and life.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:31pm
Could two years of free tuition to community college be guaranteed to graduating students of the new Ypsilanti Community Schools district? A group of school and community leaders are trying to make it happen.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:46am
KayLynn McAbee is one of thousands of high school graduates across Colorado slated to take costly remedial courses that do not count toward her college degree. But McAbee will not have to pay for the courses because of a new summer program developed by Denver Public Schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:52pm
Community colleges say their incoming students often aren't ready to take the courses that could prepare them for good jobs in technical fields. Meanwhile, many students can't see themselves heading to a four-year college after high school, and high schools know their diplomas are no longer enough to get graduates good jobs. Maybe if students, high schools, community colleges and technology companies worked together, they could get what they need.