This story has been updated.A new survey of more than 30,000 U.S. teachers finds that most of them report high levels of stress and low levels of autonomy, but it also shows that they are not ready to bail on the classroom.Read full article >>
High school students attending traditional public schools in the District travel a median distance of 1.8 miles to get to school compared to 0.6 miles for elementary school students, according to information released by D.C. Public Schools this week.Read full article >>
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As library resources dwindle, philanthropists and policymakers could give e-book sharing a big boost, write David H. Rothman and Jim Duncan.
Three new Republican candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for the 2016 presidential contest: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee.
Do you think requiring restaurants to post calorie counts helps consumers make healthier choices? Or do you think most consumers don’t care much about, or don’t understand, the importance of calorie intake?
The fund, which lured wealthy philanthropists under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, raised an average of $29 million a year over the last decade. This fiscal year, it has raised just $18 million.
Bill Gates famously spent hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, implement and promote the now controversial Common Core State Standards. He hasn’t stopped giving.In the last seven months, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has poured more than $10 million into implementation and parent support for the Core, according to grant details on the foundation website (see below). That includes $3.7 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to support the Core at a time when it has come under increasing attack across the country, for both educational and political reasons.Read full article >>
Here are several paragraphs from the May 10 article “@_FloridaMan Beguiles With the Hapless and Harebrained.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: At the University of California San Diego, a controversy is brewing over an art class in which students take the final exam in the nude.According to KGTV, ABC10 in San Diego, the course is Visual Arts 104A: Performing the Self, which has been taught for 11 years by Associate Professor Ricardo Dominguez. According to the story, Dominguez explained that students strip down — along with himself — for a “performance of self” in a dark room with a lit candle. It quotes him as saying:Read full article >>
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