Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:08pm
Only about one in four students in many of the public schools’ top tech programs is a girl, a statistic that mirrors women’s participation in tech jobs nationwide. As a result, city educators are trying to introduce more girls to STEM, but many say there’s more to it than just getting the word out.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:23pm
How does an elementary school adjust to a steep and rapid rise in the number of poor children coming through its doors? With programs to build language and technological literacy, resilient character, and ties to the community, says Brett Wilfrid, principal of Sandburg Elementary School, on Madison’s far east side.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 9:49am
School officials across the country responded to a surge in juvenile crime during the 1980s and the Columbine High School shootings a decade later by tightening disciplinary policies and increasing the number of police patrolling public schools. But these policies have not made schools safer, and we need to chart a new course in school discipline.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:07pm
Concussions are receiving attention nationwide, but death from a blow to the head is exceedingly rare. In contrast, a young athlete dies from a cardiac incident once every three days in the United States, researchers say.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:05am
Beliefs that are debatable or even patently false may be repeated so often that at some point they come to be accepted as fact. We seem to have crossed that threshold with the claim that U.S. schools are significantly worse than those in most other countries.