Bad teacher. There was a movie with that title, and now a television series. Time magazine had a recent cover with the title “Rotten Apples” that was not a reference to rotten Honey Crisps. And many school reformers talk about teachers as if nearly all of them are lousy. Certainly some teachers who should be doing something else (and it shouldn’t take forever to remove them from a classroom), but there’s a legitimate reason why polls show that teachers are utterly demoralized.Read full article >>
More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes. But attention to the issue over decades has not made much difference in the United States.
While the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement computer science exams skyrocketed in 2014, participation for many groups of students remained low, an Education Week analysis shows.
A report offers the first glimpse into the Obama administration’s plan to grade colleges, placing them into three categories of performance.
The Learning Network: Was Sony Right to Cancel ‘The Interview’ After Receiving a Threat Against Theaters?
Many in Hollywood expressed dismay that hackers could force a studio to cancel a movie. Does Sony’s decision threaten First Amendment freedoms?
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 14 article, “As Archie Nears 75, Riverdale Gets a Youthful Infusion.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Two-year colleges enroll nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States. How to better educate them is critical to increasing economic mobility.
The D.C. State Board of Education on Wednesday night voted unanimously to table a vote on proposed revisions to graduation requirements that would create more flexible routes to a high school diploma, citing the need to give the community more time to respond.Read full article >>
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing the number of charter schools.
I thought overseas adoption would be my route to parenthood, but when I visited Sierra Leone, I found the situation there more complex than it seemed.
Why do we draw a line between blue-collar and white-collar work?
Four charter school operators have been selected to lease space in two surplus D.C. public school buildings, according to an announcement this week by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith.Read full article >>