CHICAGO — It would be crushing here if the winner was New York. The bid from Hawaii, where Barack Obama was born, seems an afterthought.Four short words sum up the confident pitch from the South Side for the right to host the 44th president’s official library and museum: “Bring it on home.”Read full article >>
The District‘Fierce advocate’ for charters to step downRobert Cane, the executive director of a pro-charter school advocacy group in the District, has announced he is leaving his job after more than 16 years.Read full article >>
When Kristy Ochs became principal of the KIPP DC AIM Academy six years ago, she started at 7 a.m. and didn’t leave the Southeast Washington school until 8 p.m. Having taught at the public charter school since it began, she felt, as other staffers did, that her mostly low-income students’ impressive achievement levels — 30 percentage points above the city average in math and nearly 20 points above the average in reading — were worth the personal sacrifices.Read full article >>
The first time I let my now-husband “solo” with my 10-year-old daughter, he forgot to feed her, and I “forgot” not to yell at him in front of her. I had to learn to let them become a family.
Jennifer Niles, the District’s new deputy mayor for education, told a group of D.C. Public School teachers Saturday that she is ready to stand “side by side” with them to improve opportunities for all students, during a conference organized by the Washington Teachers Union. Read full article >>
Ben Gibson is the vice president of the school board of Firelands Local Schools in Ohio. A Republican, he was nevertheless angered by comments that Ohio’s Republican governor, Gov. John Kasich, said recently on Fox News about the Common Core State Standards, and he decided to write a letter to him. Following is the letter, which was posted on the Firelands Local Schools blog, and sent to Kasich by e-mail and letter. I am publishing it with Gibson’s permission.Read full article >>
A few days ago, a University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ working group recommended shutting down three centers on university campuses, including Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity — even though the center is self-funding. Why would it be a target if it takes no state money?Read full article >>
As a parent, I hate the app, and I too can’t quit it. When my daughter stops following some kid I know, it’s like she has killed off a character on my soap opera.
Recent elections of female presidents in eating clubs, student government and the newspaper may signal a significant shift on the Ivy League campus.
Amartya Sen, the Nobel-winning economist, said he would quit as chancellor of Nalanda University this summer, saying the government wanted him to leave.
Many Americans are confused about the Common Core State Standards, according to a new poll that finds widespread misperceptions that the academic standards — which cover only math and reading — extend to topics such as sex education, evolution, global warming and the American Revolution.Read full article >>
A neuroscientist at the University of Virginia who studies the sense of taste is most fascinated, according to the university, by how quickly it can be regained: Taste cells regenerate in just about a week and a half.Read full article >>
In a week when two University of Tennessee football players were charged with aggravated rape, a report in the Tennessean about yet another rape allegation against a football player got a lot of attention.Read full article >>