Arne Duncan, the peripatetic education secretary, is logging more frequent-flier miles Monday with an unusual trip outside the United States.
Duncan is in Haiti, at the invitation of that country’s education minister, to discuss education reform, a Duncan spokesman said.Read full article >>
Harold A. Richman Postdoctoral Fellow | The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
Four-year graduation rates were on the rise at a majority of Montgomery County high schools from 2010 t0 2012, according to state figures released last week.
Of Montgomery’s 25 high schools, 16 saw an improvement in graduation rates during the two-year period, and nine showed a dip in the proportion of students earning diplomas on time.Read full article >>
Here’s a video that went viral showing a father in Britain reacting strongly when he learned that his son had gotten a ‘C’ in math -- which is a passing grade -- after first flunking it.
The dad is Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi and it was his son, Aria, who set up a camera just before he told his dad about his grade and posted the video with the title, “the day i passed maths.”Read full article >>
As Carla Glawe reflected on her job one summer, she decided that being principal at Olney Elementary School was pretty awesome, but being cooped up in an office was not.
Just like that, she went mobile.Read full article >>
Student critiques of adult cluelessness have long been as much a part of high school as Friday night football and backpacks. My best friend in high school, Dan Cummings, was suspended for publishing an underground newspaper eviscerating how our school was run.Read full article >>
And the rally ends, inevitably, with Christie arguing with a teacher pic.twitter.com/YyLsoJVTWQ
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