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AASA, the School Superintendents Association, moves to end its partnership with the SUPES Academy, which has become embroiled in an FBI investigation into its $20.5 million no-bid contract with the Chicago public schools.
This is the second of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.” The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State Standards could be boost reading comprehension.Read full article >>
All six paragraphs of “From Michigan to Alabama, a 690-Mile Yard Sale,” an article that accompanies the video, above. Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
Consider these statistics: Slightly more than half of all public schools students are children of color. Yet, despite documented benefits of a racially and ethnically diverse teaching force, no more than 2 percent of teachers in the public education system are black men. What’s more, research shows that teachers of color are leaving the profession. The following post discusses the reasons for the dearth of black males in the teaching force and how to support and retain them. It was written by Travis J. Bristol, a research and policy fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) who used to teach high school English teacher in New York City public schools and who was a teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program.Read full article >>
Closing public schools is a political minefield — just ask Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had a tough reelection bid this year after dozens of school closures on his watch left voters concerned.But what do school closings mean for student achievement?Read full article >>
A decade after a large, struggling middle school was shut down and replaced with two smaller ones, the Education Department is putting it back together and is likely to combine several others.
Protesters say the lyrics of the rapper, who is to perform in May, are misogynistic, setting off an argument about the standards a college campus holds pop culture to, especially regarding race and sex.
No one was injured after the teenager shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began at North Thurston High School.
This post has been updated.The Sweet Briar College administration responded to a faculty lawsuit Monday by saying professors who had sued to stop the college from closing were looking for personal financial gain.Read full article >>
Here are several paragraphs from an April 24 article, “Shawn Mendes and the 6-Second Path to Stardom.’” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?