A new approach uses openness and humor to make “The Talk” less dreadful for parents and children alike.
In the Travel section, an adventurer who has trekked, rowed and and biked all over the world extolled the virtues of just taking simple trips close to home to help you shift perspective and feel happier. What “microadventures” near where you live can you imagine? Read the article, then post some ideas.
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that all children have access to affordable, high-quality afterschool programs. The idea of providing programs for students to attend after the regular school day — where they can keep learning in different ways, play and stay in a safe environment — is a no-brainer, but somehow keeps falling under the radar of school reformers and policy makers. In fact, for years the Obama administration diverted money intended to be used for high-quality afterschool programs to support the expansion of learning time during school hours (which sounds useful but is often a waste of time). As alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant once wrote on this blog:Read full article >>
The home-state price of entry to the University of Virginia will rise 11 percent next fall — one of the highest tuition-and-fee increases in the nation — under a plan approved Tuesday that will simultaneously slash the debt burden for students in need.Read full article >>
The District’s public school system plans to offer middle-school students the opportunity to travel internationally, officials announced Tuesday, part of an effort to expand opportunities in grades where the city has faced struggles.Read full article >>
A spokeswoman for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that the Dream Act, which would allow high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants to apply for state aid to college, might have to be taken up later.
The approaches diverge from those taken by most of their public school counterparts, but experts suggest the tactics and strategies could be replicated.
The home-state price of entry at the University of Virginia will rise 11 percent next fall — one of the highest college tuition-and-fee increases in the nation — under a plan approved Tuesday that also aims to slash the debt burden for students in need.Read full article >>
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — When the Charlottesville Police Department issued its independent investigation of an alleged fraternity gang-rape here on Monday, it did more than discredit a Rolling Stone article’s version of the events: The police report also showed that University of Virginia officials made efforts to bring the allegations to police six months before the article published.Read full article >>
The crisply produced education quarterly straddles the worlds of newsstand magazines and academic journals—and sometimes sparks controversy along the way.
Arizona and North Dakota require high school students to correctly answer portions of the test to graduate, and other states are weighing such a mandate.
A task force report two years in the making recommends significant changes to the state's education system to improve achievement for students with disabilities.
The spending plan would place increased weight on standardized test scores in teachers' evaluations and make it harder for teachers to earn tenure.
Enacting policies that support and encourage district and school-level student engagement efforts should be a priority, says the National Association of State Boards of Education.
Roughly half of the state's 1.1 million schoolchildren are eligible for vouchers, including students who have never attended public schools.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has pledged continued support for the Department of Education’s Teach to Lead initiative.
Lots of things can go wrong when taking a test, but this isn’t usually one of them: In New Hampshire, many students took the wrong Common Core test this month.According to the Union Leader, school officials in Manchester, the largest city in the state, as well as in the towns of Barrington and Gorham, gave students a practice test instead of the full math and English Language Arts Common Core computer-administered assessments created by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The mistake may also have happened elsewhere but schools in these three locales reported it to the state Education Department.Read full article >>