A growing number of programs around the country are allowing students with disabilities to take virtual courses created with their needs in mind.
Virginia and four other states will remain exempt from the key parts of No Child Left Behind for up to four years, freeing them from the most onerous requirements of the main federal education law that left many schools facing sanctions.Read full article >>
Although raising the wages of low earners is a worthy goal, the biggest cause of increasing inequality is the sharp rise in income at the very top.
Strauss: Families are spending big bucks on ‘promposals’ (extravagant prom invitations), survey says
One way to ask someone to a prom is to walk up to ask. Financial cost: nothing. But today we have “promposals” — the name for extravagant invitations to proms that are becoming increasingly popular in some schools around the country; a new survey says they are costing an average of $324 for 2015.Read full article >>
States aren’t doing enough to support gifted students, especially those from low-income families — that’s the message that the Virginia-based Jack Kent Cooke Foundation sent Tuesday with the release of report cards on state policies for academically talented children.Read full article >>
The Sweet Briar College faculty held a unanimous vote Monday night to declare that they have no confidence in the president and board of trustees, formally asking them all to resign.The vote has no legal impact. But it is unusual, and sends a strong message, for faculty to collectively issue a vote of no confidence in college leaders.Read full article >>
It’s a question that both high school seniors about to pick a college and even those ready to graduate with a bachelor’s degree often hear around this time of year: What are you going to do with a degree in philosophy? Or English Literature? Or sociology?Read full article >>
It’s time. Millions of high school students are learning which colleges have admitted — and rejected — them. Chris Lehmann, the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, has a problem with what is about to happen. He explains it in this post, which first appeared on his blog, Practical Theory, and on the Hechinger Report.Read full article >>