Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:18pm
According to WalletHub's newest analysis, Mississippi was 50th and fared most poorly in math scores and percentage of children who repeated at least one grade but the state was tied for third with Massachusetts for the lowest number of bullying incidents.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:01am
South Korean education produces ranks of overachieving students who pay a stiff price in health and happiness. Before South Korea can be seen as a model for 21st century schooling, it must end its age-old feudal system that passes for education and reflect on what the country’s most vulnerable young citizens might themselves want.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:44am
Dropouts cause our society emotional pain. But the cold hard facts are they cause us economic pain that could be avoided once we admit that our dropout rate has an economic impact. We have got to get our schools the resources to go at this problem head on.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 08/03/2014 - 7:22am
American children have colorful lives while their Chinese peers are locked up in studies. Surprisingly, many of my American friends are not as optimistic about the American system. In fact, they've told me it's the U.S. education system that's problematic and perhaps should learn from the Chinese system.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 9:06am
One writer says learning about religion--rather than actually practicing faith--is quite vital for understanding the world’s history. Another study found that religious children are more likely to believe fictional tales and have a tougher time separating fantasy from reality--but that’s not all that bad.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:40am
As Minnesota becomes more diverse, schools are facing a shortage of teachers of color. Minnesota ranks just below the national average on the ratio of non-white teachers to non-white students, sometimes called the diversity gap.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:10am
With most students learning several years behind grade level, administrators say extra time is desperately needed –– and not only for academics. One high school is using its additional daily minutes to help meet students’ social and emotional needs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:49pm
How do we reverse the most negative trends facing young people today? One way is by recognizing the importance of out-of-school time. The out-of-school environment -- after school and summer -- plays an essential, yet often overlooked role in transforming kids’ lives and America’s future
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:01pm
A pair of lawsuits in New York accuse the state's teacher tenure guidelines of giving low-income and minority kids a subpar education. Those challenging the state only have one goal in mind: ensuring that all of our public school children have good teachers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:39pm
Keeping records public results in accountability. It prevents favoritism or discrimination. Charter schools are a special form of public school. All forms of public schools need to conduct business in full view of taxpayers. Management companies that insist on privacy should run private schools.