This post has been updated. A fraternity held a party over the weekend with a “border control” theme, according to the Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin, with several hundred guests wearing sombreros, ponchos, construction workers’ reflective vests and hard hats, and military camouflage gear.Read full article >>
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We hear a lot these days about teachers burning out, but principals do too, and this post is the story of what happened to one principal in South Los Angeles. It was written by Ellie Herman, who for two decades was a writer/producer for television shows including “The Riches,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope” and “Newhart,” as well as a fiction writer, whose work appeared in literary journals, including The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. In 2007, she decided “on an impulse” to become an English teacher. She got a job at a South Los Angeles charter school that was 97 percent Latino and where 96 percent of the students lived below the poverty line. She taught drama, creative writing, English 11 and 9th grade Composition until 2013, when she decided to stop teaching and spend a year visiting classrooms and learning from other teachers. She chronicled the lessons she learned on her blog, Gatsby in L.A., where this following post appeared.Read full article >>
University of California students will have to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases under rules that take effect in 2017.
Educational institutions, teachers and students have been targeted despite legal protections of gender equality, a report finds.
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is asking the Attorney General to investigate whether it’s legal for the city to move forward with plans to invest $20 million in extra supports and programs for minority male students. Read full article >>
Students clad in pajamas and draped in sleeping bags demonstrated outside school board headquarters in Montgomery County on Monday, urging support for later high school start times that would allow them to get more rest.Read full article >>
A report commissioned and financed by the oil industry asserts that portfolios lacking energy-sector stocks have suffered compared with those that have them.
A 13-year-old boy at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring harmed himself in a locked school bathroom Monday and died of his injuries, Montgomery County school officials said.The seventh-grader was discovered by staff about 2:30 p.m., said Dana Tofig, a spokesman for Montgomery schools. “It became apparent he was in the bathroom, and they were able to break in,” he said.Read full article >>
Creative Minds International Public Charter School has signed a 10-year lease on a historic building surrounded by green space at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. School officials hosted a “lease-signing ceremony” Monday afternoon at the site, also know as the Old Soldiers’ Home. Starting next fall, the charter school plans to open doors to 250 students in the Sherman building, a former dormitory used more recently as art studio space for residents. Read full article >>
As Congress sets about rewriting the No Child Left Behind law, key Republican leaders have been clear that they want to give states much more latitude to spend federal education dollars as they see fit. To that end, leaders in both houses of Congress are seeking to do away with dozens of dedicated federal funding streams — including a signature Obama administration program called the Investing in Innovation Fund.Read full article >>
Do you remember the dance sensation “Macarena” that briefly, and inexplicably, struck the American public in the mid-1990′s? In a Loudoun County classroom, it lives on.In a Guilford Elementary full-day kindergarten class last week, about two dozen children bellowed a song about the months of the year, accompanied by the arm movements and the hip-shimmying of the iconic one-hit wonder.Read full article >>