Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is no longer the only GOP presidential hopeful to undergo an election season conversion from Common Core booster to critic.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told conservative Republicans in Iowa — the site of the first 2016 GOP caucus about a year from now — that he has “grave concerns” about the Common Core, the K-12 academic standards in reading and math adopted by 43 states and D.C. Read full article >>
BOSTON — When is it too cold outside to go to school?If you ask my younger daughter, a college freshman in Boston whose idea of acceptable weather is Miami’s, it is now too cold to go to school. It is at the moment, according to AccuWeather, 17 degrees Fahrenheit but the RealFeel is 4 degrees Fahrenheit. The bad and good news: Tuesday night it will drop to 13 degrees Fahrenheit, but the RealFeel will rise to 8 degrees Fahrenheit. She did go to class on Tuesday, but begrudgingly.Read full article >>
Getting an email “obsession” under control, focusing on the task at hand, and finding time for gratitude and exercise.
John Tauer of Division III St. Thomas in St. Paul is one of the few men’s basketball coaches who teach courses, and he uses his academic expertise to help motivate his players.
The New Mexico Senate voted Monday to confirm Jeb Bush protégé Hanna Skandera as the state’s secretary of public education, handing a defeat to Democrats and teacher unions in what had become a four-year political fight.Read full article >>
The debate over the Common Core State Standards has become so polarized that it is hard to get people who disagree to have reasonable conversations about it. This is the first of what will be a continuing series of letters that two award-winning principals with differing views on the Core will write to each other (a concept that Education Week once used with Diane Ravitch and Deborah Meier as the authors). The new iteration is being undertaken by the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news Web site focused on inequality and innovation in education, and each piece will be published there first. The Report’s editors as well as both principals have given me permission to republish each letter.Read full article >>
Nearly 42,000 public school students have been referred to the treatments, designed to help with things like managing sensitivities to noise or improving fine motor skills.
A former University of Tennessee student says she told university officials in September that she had been raped by a member of the school’s football team soon after she started school as a freshman, but was devastated when a university inquiry concluded that the sex was consensual, according to the Tennessean.Read full article >>
I hope most of the stares Evy gets are because she’s adorable, but I know that many of them will be because she’s a dark-skinned child with white parents.
A Connecticut commission that's been reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting for two years agreed Friday to send its final recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, hoping the proposals for addressing school safety, gun violence, and mental health will be heeded nationwide.