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In this quiz you’ll find all four paragraphs of a Dec. 19 TV review, “Making Icicles of Everyone.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Paul Nungesser was cleared of responsibility by Columbia University after being accused of rape by a fellow student, who turned her outrage into a performance piece. He is now speaking out.
For many young students, the toll of the bell on the last day of school before winter break means the beginning of holiday fun, presents and long, unstructured days. It can be a gleeful reprieve from hours in the classroom and daily homework assignments. But while the temptation for children might be to slump in front of a television or get lost in video games, some educators say it’s important to take steps to maintain what children learned in school while they’re taking a break from it.Read full article >>
Bill Gates is famous for many things, including spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, promote and defend the Common Core State Standards. In 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded millions more for the Core, plus other issues in the education world.Read full article >>
The American military contractor will provide $50 million to help cover the cost of the first seven years of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s venture.
Hiring good principals is the key to making good schools. Firing good principals is the opposite. So I don’t understand why D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson is not renewing the contract of a fine principal, Peter J. Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School.Read full article >>
Rather than a one-way transfer of my beliefs to them, my kids, now 19 and 16, are teaching me to see the world—and my in-laws—with new eyes.
I understand why the naughty list helps some parents. But for my anxious daughter, it’s the opposite of Christmas magic. Bless the mall Santa who understood that.
Gavin Grimm just wants to be able to use the high school boys’ room without being called a “freak.”A 15-year-old sophomore at Gloucester High School in Virginia’s Tidewater region, he was barred from using the boys’ restrooms at school after the local School Board voted to limit boys’ and girls’ restrooms and locker rooms “to the corresponding biological genders,” a policy that requires transgender students to use “alternative private facilities.” Public commenters at the board meeting hurled insults at those like Gavin, saying that transgender students should not be allowed to use the bathroom that boys do because it would infringe on their privacy.Read full article >>
By the start of next school year, the federal government plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes — possibly relying on graduates’ employment and earnings data.Schools could be rated as high performers, low performers, or “in the middle,” according to a “draft framework” of the ratings plan that the Obama administration is releasing Friday. The document, essentially a status report on an initiative President Obama announced in August 2013, leaves many questions unanswered. But it makes clear that the Education Department still intends to assume a new role as an arbiter of the performance of thousands of colleges and universities.Read full article >>
Arlington’s H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program will move from the building it has occupied since its inception to make room for a new middle school as part of a plan the Arlington School Board approved Thursday night. The plan, which calls for the middle school to open in 2019, is designed to help the district keep up with rapidly growing enrollment.Read full article >>
After widespread publicity that Mohammed Islam had earned $72 million in the stock market, the story of a 17-year-old Stuyvesant High School senior started to unravel on Monday.
A month after Rolling Stone magazine published a now-discredited account of a gang rape at a fraternity house, University of Virginia officials pushed back against damage done to the college’s reputation.
The leader of the University of Virginia’s governing board on Friday denounced Rolling Stone magazine for an article on an alleged gang rape at U-Va. that he likened to a drive-by assault.“Like a neighborhood thrown into chaos by drive-by violence, our tightly knit community has experienced the full fury of drive-by journalism in the 21st century,” U-Va. Rector George Keith Martin said at a meeting of the Board of Visitors in Charlottesville.Read full article >>
A plan to open two new high school programs for immigrants and English-language learners in Prince George’s County has created a rift between members of the African American and Hispanic communities, with opponents of the proposal questioning the school district’s decision to use its limited resources to benefit one group of students over the other.Read full article >>