Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 4:45am
With a new funding diversion proposal snuck in at the last minute, North Carolina Senate lawmakers voted before they understood the actual consequences of what they were voting on, how much it would cost their local schools, and whether not diverting federal funding violated the law.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 4:00pm
Children of course have to master the academic curriculum. But for some the route to mastery may come through their stronger intelligences in the arts, athletics, mechanics or social skills. Children, like adults, will work hard at things that engage their aptitudes, interests and aspirations. Could we build a school system that at least for part of each day engages these attributes?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:53pm
For Kentucky’s middle- and low-income families who lack the means to move or go private, school choice is not an option. A family’s income or ZIP code should not dictate their children’s future. Middle- and low-income students should have the same opportunities as their more affluent peers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:50pm
Experts agree that homework should generally be about reinforcing what students learned in class (this is especially true in math). Sometimes it can — and should — be used to introduce new material, but here’s where so many horror stories begin.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:58am
Oregon schools rank in the bottom third nationally, partly because Oregon is not a big classroom spender on average. At some point Oregonians must address tax reform to provide public schools the necessary resources to compete nationally.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:26am
At schools across New York City, educators are moving away from zero tolerance because we’ve found it doesn’t solve the core problem. The student in trouble doesn’t learn the social skills needed to handle conflict differently. Restorative justice can lead to significant behavioral changes and a more positive and safer learning environment for all students in the classroom.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:06am
A review of the Buffalo School District's finances found an embarrassment of riches at more than $4 million – unfortunately, not being spent on educating the children. Hopefully the audit will help in the streamlining of district operations. Once that happens, maybe the resources intended for education can actually reach the students.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:58am
Utah's waiver from No Child Left Behind Act requires the state to make an annual report of student performance on SAGE, the state's computerized year-end test.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:56am
Another school year has begun for Oregon students exactly as it has for decades. And nothing really has changed, much less improved, even though significant resources have been expended on school improvement and reform.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:39am
How’s this for good management? The boss of a struggling business — after nearly two-thirds of his staff have already walked out the door — responds by threatening to get rid of the remaining workers.