Here are several paragraphs from the May 5 article “De La Soul’s Kickstarter Campaign Raises $600,874.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
This week is National Charters School Week, a time intended to “raise awareness” about — and hold a “national celebration” for — charter schools, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. In the following post, Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, asks exactly what it is about charter schools that are worth celebrating. This post, which I am publishing with his permission, appeared on AlterNet.Read full article >>
The Fairfax County School Board voted to approve expanding protections to transgender students and staff Thursday night at a rambunctious meeting that included chants, jeers and vocal opposition from hundreds of parents.Read full article >>
This year’s contest runs from June 12 through Aug. 14. Any teenager anywhere in the world can enter any week simply by posting an answer to the question, “What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?”
A few dozen public school students in the District are approaching graduation day without the prospect of a diploma, because their school is not officially a charter or a traditional school. That’s why the State Board of Education is preparing to vote on emergency regulation that would create a temporary state-level diploma for the students at Hospitality High School.Read full article >>
After an earthquake hit Nepal in late April, killing thousands, a College of William & Mary junior knew many students wanted to help but were unsure how to make a difference.“We don’t have a lot of money — we could give $5, $10,” said Lu Sevier, a biology major.Read full article >>
Last October I wrote about a pilot initiative to identify and recognize public high schools that seek to close opportunity gaps through practices “that build on students’ strengths” — not by inundating them with tests. Today the first winners are being announced, and in the coming days, the schools will be profiled on this blog.Read full article >>