Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 30 Well blog article, “Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
Most of the posts on this blog deal with preK-12 and higher education, but there is another entire area of the education world that is just as important — adult ed. In the following piece, Iris Krasnow, an assistant professor in the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University in Washington D.C., writes about her own transition from teaching undergraduates to teaching courses for older women and why lifelong learning is vital — even for people in their ’90s. Krasnow is the author of six books, which can be found on her website.Read full article >>
Executive Summary of NCSS Human Rights Education Position Statement Posted in HRE Community Online Library--Rosemary Blanchard
The HRE Community, at the request of the NCSS Board of Directors, has developed a two-page executive summary of the Position Statement on Human Rights Education adopted by the NCSS Board on September 21, 2014. The executive summary is posted in the HRE Community's online library. The library entry for the summary can be accessed at: http://connected.socialstudies.org/ncsscommunities/resources/viewdocument/?DocumentKey=3e663502-de03-42b0-942c-c7fd001cc5b4 The summary itself, in pdf --> Read More
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Chancellor Carmen Fariña told state legislators that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wanted to base too much of a teacher’s score on the state’s student test results.
There’s already a Barry University. (It’s in Miami.) But the world doesn’t have a Marion Barry University.Yet.If D.C. Council member Vincent Orange has his way, the Post’s Aaron Davis reports, the University of the District of Columbia would be renamed in honor of the “Mayor for Life,” who was warmly remembered and honored at funeral services last month. He was known for his civil-rights record, his loyalty to his constituents, his help getting District residents jobs; he was also vividly remembered for his conviction for cocaine possession while serving as the city’s mayor.Read full article >>
Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will step down in two weeks, abruptly ending his tenure after failing to convince a majority of the school board that he was leading Maryland’s largest school system in the right direction.Read full article >>
An expanded edition of Doug Lemov's popular book is published as interest in practice-based teacher preparation is growing.
Infertility is sad and frustrating and a huge financial burden, writes an embryo donor. I love the idea that one of our frozen embryos could end that heartache for a family.
Voucher opponents worry about a provision in a draft bill to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would let aid for poor children follow them to their public schools of choice.
A program that pays for nurses and trained workers to make home visits, intended to change the health and educational trajectories of some of the most vulnerable families, will sunset in March unless Congress acts.
As public K-12 options multiply in some cities, families are paying for experts to guide them through the selection and enrollment processes.
Libia Gil, the head of the U.S. Department of Education's office of English-language acquisition, says she is working to decrease the time English-learners spend testing and preparing for tests.
Strauss: Why was Montgomery County’s superintendent ousted? Don’t ask the school board. It won’t say.
After days of speculation about why the Montgomery County Board of Education decided not to retain Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr for a second four-year term and allow (push?) him to leave in two weeks, long before the end of the school year, a noon news conference was called to clear the air. All eight members of the board turned out, along with Starr and a few board spokesmen.Read full article >>
When the superintendent of public schools in Fayette County, Ky., resigned late last year, students wanted to have a real say in hiring his replacement. But state law prohibited them from sitting on the selection committee.Read full article >>
Condoleezza Rice's ascension to the top spot at the Foundation for Excellence in Education is among several recent transitions at influential advocacy organizations sharing similar priorities.
Southeast Asian students are a sometimes-forgotten group with specific language and learning needs, say Quyen Dinh and Brenda Shum.
The common core offers the promise of equal educational opportunity for poor and minority children, writes Wade Henderson.
Public schools could help disengaged youths by replicating a successful military program that has bolstered student achievement, writes Hugh B. Price.