Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards
Privacy concerns have been growing over a $100 million student database -- largely funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and operated by a nonprofit organization, inBloom Inc. -- that contains detailed information about millions of students. Most of the states that had signed up to participate in a pilot program have pulled back, and in New York, parents and educators have pushed back with protests and a lawsuit. The nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center has sued the U.S. Education Department over the database.Read full article >>
Elementary through high school students across much of the Washington region returned to school Thursday for a short week after a holiday-packed winter vacation.
But in 2015, Prince William County students will have a couple of more days to recover: a break of a full two weeks, according to a 2014-15 academic calendar recently approved by the county School Board.Read full article >>
For the past 31 years, since I stumbled across amazing things happening at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, my main topic as an education writer has been schools whose low-income students have been raised to unexpected heights of academic achievement. There are many schools in the Washington area that have done that. What about those that haven’t?Read full article >>