The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In State of the Union Speech, Obama Defiantly Sets an Ambitious Agenda
What did you think of President Obama’s State of the Union speech? Did you like or dislike any of his proposals? Why?
U.S. student performance on international exams has fallen compared to other industrial nations in recent years, a fact policymakers and others often cite in arguing that U.S. public schools need rapid reform in order to maintain their global competitiveness.Read full article >>
What should colleges and communities do to decrease the amount of binge drinking among young people?
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 14 article, “Be the Star of Your Own Snapchat Story.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
A lawsuit that seeks to equalize funding between charter schools and traditional public schools could be an important test of the District’s authority to govern its own budget and affairs.An association of D.C. charter schools alleges that the city has failed to provide uniform funding to its two types of public schools, effectively underfunding charter schools by hundreds of millions of dollars in violation of the federal School Reform Act of 1995. Last fall, then-D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan asked a federal court to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that decisions the D.C. Council has made about school funding are within its powers delegated by Congress through the Home Rule Act two decades earlier, which gave the District broad authority to self-govern.Read full article >>
Five football players were charged Tuesday with raping a fellow student near their high school in Winter Springs, and investigators say the student captured part of the attack on video.
Duke University says it has suspended Alpha Delta Phi while the police investigate allegations that a woman was assaulted at a party at a house leased by fraternity members.
Do you like acronyms and financial aid forms and the footnotes to federal tax policy?If yes, you are in luck, and will surely enjoy financing your own and your children’s college educations.If no, but you want to know what President Barack Obama proposes to do to make college more affordable in tonight’s State of the Union address, look no further. The Post’s Danielle Douglas-Gabriel breaks down some key points here.Read full article >>
High-choice cities such as New Orleans and Denver have tried to simplify the school-selection process for families, but challenges remain.
Pediatricians join the Too Small to Fail campaign's push to encourage parents to talk, read, and sing to their infants and toddlers as a key precursor to literacy.
A coalition of education organizations has developed resources that aim to help educators properly support students dealing with death and loss.
Worries over federal compliance slow implementation of a new law giving school-based teams the power to develop course-completion and graduation standards for some special education students.
Good laws are important, but they aren't the only key to successful charter schools, Nina Rees and Todd Ziebarth say.
Improving school-community collaboration is one way to help students get the mental-health treatment they need, S. Brock and H.T. Brant say.