A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.
Manassas City schools will begin its next school year a week early, joining two other northern Virginia school districts in bucking a longtime Virginia tradition of starting after Labor Day.Under the amended calendar, students will be back in classrooms on Aug. 31, 2015. They are scheduled to finish the school year on June 16.Read full article >>
Should public schools in Montgomery County start 2o minutes later in the morning to help weary teenagers get a little more sleep?Or perhaps the youngest children should start their school day earliest, with high schoolers heading to classes afterward.Read full article >>
First lady Michelle Obama has invited a handful of students and educators to sit in her viewing box Tuesday night for the State of the Union address. Among them are several people who personify themes of the Obama administration, including improving outcomes for young black men, a push to expand access to college for low-income students, job retraining for adult workers and opportunities for “dreamers,” or undocumented students brought to the United States as children.Read full article >>
My pregnancy’s viability is still very much in limbo. As am I. I am readying myself for whatever happens, but I am split in a way I have never felt before.
This may be a first: A Long Island teacher has decided to refuse to administer the state’s mandated Common Core-aligned test to students — and the superintendent of the district in which she works supports her.Read full article >>
There is no end to the debate about school reform, but there are certain things about education that seem like no-brainers. The problem is that they continue to be ignored by policymakers and in schools. Alfie Kohn lists 10 of them in the following post, which he first published in the American School Board Journal in 2011, but which holds as true today as it did then. Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org), who gave me permission to republish this piece, is the author of 13 books, the most recent titled “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.”Read full article >>
From the moment we met our daughter, weighing two-and-a-half pounds and wearing a red bow pasted on her head, we could tell she was the fighter and “rock star” we’d been told about.
There's no end in sight to the Institute of Education Sciences' long wait to fill top leadership vacancies and get a reauthorization.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to seek changes to teacher evaluations and charter school limits, putting him in direct conflict with teachers’ unions.
The big questions are how to pay for the $60 billion initiative proposed by President Barack Obama and whether the Republican-controlled Congress will approve it.