Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:40pm
While the overall number of high school graduates will drop slightly, the number of Hispanic grads is expected to rapidly increase, according to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:57pm
Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the state Capitol March 31 in support of better funding for public schools. A more effective method of making a difference would be if teachers, administrators and parents contacted their state representatives.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:06am
The Florida Legislature should focus on the bigger issues regarding implementing the Common Core Standards and those still-undetermined assessments - and stop dictating to local school districts that need greater flexibility.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:48pm
You can’t agree to disagree if you can’t even agree on what you disagree about. Yet such is the condition of the debate over using state test results in teacher and principal evaluations. But without common facts, how can the Legislature reach common ground?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:47pm
The push for more and better STEM education comes mainly from companies who need more educated employees. But there are other reasons to support better education in math and science. In the 21st century, they are prerequisites to competent self-government.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:46pm
A reform legislation proposal would substantially reconfigure charter school authorization by allowing nearly 100 Pennsylvania institutions of higher education to approve charters without review or approval of local school boards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:56pm
Rather than waiting around a few more decades for some elusive federal know-how to miraculously kick in, we should turn to the states for evidence of actual academic improvement, particularly among disadvantaged students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:33pm
A lot also depends on what you call a STEM job. Some of the real need is for technically-oriented jobs that don’t require any sort of college degree. Want to be in demand these days? The workers everyone wants are trained welders and glaziers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:32pm
In the survey, entitled “Family Needs Assessment: Successes and Challenges, Listening to Their Voices,” parents said public school options were one of the barriers to obtaining the proper care for their children.