A growing number of parents are refusing to let their children take standardized tests this year, arguing that civil disobedience is the best way to change what they say is a destructive overemphasis on tests in the nation’s public schools. Read full article >>
The Liberty City Charter School, the first of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in what became a national movement, is now defunct.
On College Football: Tangled Case of a Baylor Football Player Poses a Test for the Rules of Eligibility
There remain more questions than answers about a Baylor football player being declared ineligible, and about the procedure by which college students are barred from playing sports.
Marina Ford is a high-achieving sophomore attending Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton, N.J. All of her classes are either honors or Advanced Placement. Her favorite subject is English, and she loves to read and write. She ordinarily scores above average on standardized tests — and always does especially well on the English section. The 16-year-old says that she loves English because it “gives me the freedom to explain myself and my point of view on a subject.” Her dream: “becoming a lawyer and going to a college I am proud of.” Marina recently took the PARCC — the new Common Core test being given in a number of states this spring — and she was so upset with the experience that she decided to write about it in a comment on the Web site of Save Our Schools New Jersey. I am republishing this with permission.Read full article >>
A startling report says the university’s athletic department violated rules for more than a decade, and the severe punishment includes suspending Boeheim, the men’s basketball coach, for nine games.
Education officials in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province have renamed more than a hundred schools after the children killed last year in a Taliban attack on an army-run public school in Peshawar.
Earlier this week, the president of Sweet Briar College, James Jones, Jr., told the campus community that the board of directors had unanimously voted to close the school because of financial challenges. The news, which shocked faculty, students, parents and alumnae — many of whom have pledged to fight the decision — is also rippling through the world of higher education.Read full article >>
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New York City is joining at least six other districts nationwide in closing schools for two Muslim holy days -- Eid al-Fitr a -More-
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