“The Beatles united a generation of young people with their songs, their attitudes and their sense of style, and John Lennon was the thinking man’s Beatle,” begins his 1980 obituary.
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Thinking back to my own bad night — and the words that might have made a difference.
Here are six paragraphs of an Oct. 26 article, “Art That Makes You Wish You Were There.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
The University of California, Berkeley, campus today is nothing like the one that became the symbol of student activism in the 1960s.
It was 1 a.m. on a Saturday when the call came. A friend, a University of Virginia freshman who earlier said she had a date that evening with a handsome junior from her chemistry class, was in hysterics. Something bad had happened.Read full article >>
For graffiti on a Georgia school’s walls, two girls were suspended. But only one of them ended up in the criminal justice system.
The principal of Northern Virginia’s first and only charter school remains under scrutiny after state education officials denied her application for an administrator’s license, which she is required to have under state law.Read full article >>
The University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze in response to an unexpected enrollment drop that campus officials are linking to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson.
Scores of education advocates crowded into a conference room at Judiciary Square on Wednesday to help Mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser shape her to-do list for improving public education in the District.Career training, adult literacy programs, school modernizations and improved discipline policies were among the priorities that parents, school leaders and community activists shared during the four-hour forum hosted by Bowser’s education transition committee.Read full article >>
For months parents and education advocates have been calling for the resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John King. They got their wish. King is leaving his job and moving to Washington, to manage the U.S. Education Department’s operations as a senior adviser to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, according to a spokesman in the state education office.Read full article >>
Montgomery County’s schools chief announced a new initiative to increase diversity in the teacher workforce, seeking to bring more educators of color into a school system where 76 percent of teachers are white.Read full article >>
Last month I wrote that Ohio’s state school board was going to vote on whether to allow schools to drop librarians, music and art teachers, nurses, social workers and counselors in schools. Well, the board voted on Tuesday and a big majority agreed to to eliminate a state regulation that requires schools to maintain a minimum number of “specialists.”Read full article >>
When parents in European countries have the birds-and-the-bees talk with children and teenagers, it’s with less judgment and more trust.
The Obama administration today announced a public-private partnership designed to pump $1 billion into public preschool programs around the country.At a White House summit on preschool education Wednesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his agency is awarding $250 million to 18 states to either create or expand existing preschool programs. The states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. In all, 36 states had applied for the grant money.Read full article >>