Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:46am
Can New York City bar religious worship in its school buildings? It reflects the tension between the free exercise of religion on the one hand and the nonestablishment of religion on the other. The controversy involves afterschool uses of school buildings by outside organizations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:42am
Girls who had a biased teacher in primary school were less likely to continue with math and science in high school. Even at early stages, primary school teachers give their students a powerful sense of who’s good at what. If they treat girls and boys equally, they can help give them an equal chance in math and science.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:49am
A growing number of leaders and organizations are dedicated to saying, "I am here for you." Starting in my hometown of St. Louis, we are partnering with the Urban League's Save our Sons Program, the 100 Black Men for STEM and college assurance programming and the Boy Scouts of America's Restoring our Village Program.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:46am
Congress made the right decision a decade ago when it required states to administer yearly tests to public school students — and improve instruction for poor and minority students — in return for federal education aid.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:27am
One of the least understood impacts of gentrification is its role in a neighborhood’s education system. While proponents of gentrification cite a range of positive impacts, including decreased crime rates and increased property values, the impacts on traditional neighborhood schools are murkier.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:21am
Prominent interest groups are promoting reform agendas and striving to influence policymakers and public opinion using individuals who have substantial media relations skills but little or no expertise in education research, say the authors of the study.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03am
For all the attention to diversity, one perspective remains almost absent from the conversation about American education: The viewpoint of those who weren’t good at school in the first place.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:43am
A new state bill would revise current law to allow more teens and high schools to participate in dual enrollment programs. That’s an investment worth making, because preparing more students for college work saves money for families and taxpayers and increases postsecondary graduation rates.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 3:34pm
Under No Child Left Behind, accountability has hinged entirely on standardized test scores. The problem is, a single test score is like a blinking "check engine" light on the dashboard. It can tell us something's wrong but not how to fix it. What we need instead is a whole dashboard of indicators that monitor better measures of success and learning opportunities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:06am
The right combination of educational media and technology, far from being a brain drain, can have a positive and immediate impact on learning.