Children who live in poverty come to school at a disadvantage, arriving at their classrooms with far more intensive needs than their middle-class and affluent counterparts. Poor children also lag their peers, on average, on almost every measure of academic achievement.Read full article >>
As alumnae fight to stop Sweet Briar College from closing, a state senator has a bunch of questions for Virginia’s attorney general, starting with: What are the rights of donors?The small, private liberal arts college shocked faculty, students, and alumnae last week when the interim president announced the school would close forever this summer. The school, an all-women’s college that is more than 100 years old, has been actively fundraising and recruiting but, as president James Jones told the campus community last week, the financial difficulties were “insurmountable.”Read full article >>
Jackson School of International Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Studies - Lecturer, Full-Time (AA | University of Washington
US - WA - Seattle, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Language and CultureFull-time Lecturer (code 0179)Stroum Center for Jewish Studies/Jackson School of International StudiesDepartment of Spanish and Portuguese StudiesUniversity
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a one-year, full-time lecturer position (not tenure eligible) in biocultura
US - WA - Seattle, Position: Full- or Part-Time Lecturer in Ancient History (1- or 2-year appointment from September 16, 2015 to June 15, 2016 or June 15, 2017) University of Washington, Seattle. The Department of Hist
There are reports on Capitol Hill that some progress is being made on the rewrite of No Child Left Behind, at least between the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate education committee. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the Republican committee chairman, and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, recently issued a statement saying:Read full article >>
The Learning Network: How Much Can an Artist Borrow From Earlier Musicians Before It Becomes Stealing?
Do you think the jury made the right decision in ruling that “Blurred Lines” crossed the line into plagiarizing Marvin Gaye?
School “choice” — charter schools, vouchers, etc. — is one of the hallmarks of modern school reform, especially in urban areas. But one issue that never seems to get much, if any, attention, is how it would work in rural areas. According to a new PBS documentary film, 180 Days: Hartsville,the answer is not at all well.Read full article >>
Here are several paragraphs from a March 4 article, “Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?