For some time now “grit” has become one of the new mantras of education reform and schools are somehow supposed to teach students how to have more. Here’s a piece on why this is nonsense, from Joe Bower, a teacher in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, who seeks to explore progressive forms of education. This appeared on his blog,” […]
The fifth of six posts shared by the organisers of a symposium exploring the “Northern Ireland Culture Wars” on Friday 22 November at the University of Ulster, Belfast. - – - This year President Obama addressed an audience of young people in Belfast in a positive upbeat speech, telling them that, “you are the first […]
Wayne Coleman, a candidate for the Virginia State Senate, said in a radio interview that once schools were integrated, education went downhill. “I’m old enough to have lived during the desegregation of the schools here locally,” Wayne Coleman said in an interview on The John Fredericks Show on Monday. “And busing children, in my opinion, […]
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The Pearson Foundation will pay $7.7 million after the New York State attorney general found that it had broken state law by helping develop products for its corporate parent.
The following is a sponsored post. I talk about whatever I want, but Samsung asked that it be about tablets and education. Beyond that, it’s all me, baby. Before I started writing this, I thought that my kids were unique insofar as they’ve used tablets for a little while (my daughter’s 11 and my son will soon be 8). Show More Summary
The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) is a project of the Black AIDS Institute . The BTAN is an initiative is working to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy through educating individuals about the science of HIV, the biomedical advances in the treatment of HIV and AIDS, and the role those interventions play in prevention....
Live broadcasting hasn’t had quite the same panache since demand TV and movies via Netflix and Hulu have come on the scene. It was starting to seem like consumers preferred the power of the web, letting them watch video anytime anywhere, over the power of the broadcast. But then, a week ago 18.6 million viewers tuned in to...
I agree with James Taranto that there is a war on men and it starts early, as he points out, as a war on boys. Christina Hoff Sommers has much to say about the topic from an educational standpoint in her revised edition of The War on Boys. Show More Summary
The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program will help educate Illinois foodservice operators about changes to the state’s food safety regulations.
By Doug Martin The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is fighting to keep its recently hired Boston-based Mass Insight Education turnaround company. Mass Insight Education was h ired last year for $600,000 to help “turn around”...Show More Summary
Educational startup Koru, armed with $4.35 million in Series A funding, wants to help millennials get their first jobs.
In a ruling issued today (pdf), King County Superior Court Judge Jean Rietschel has tossed out the heart of Washington State's charter schools law on the grounds that it violates the constitutional provision that state education revenues...Show More Summary
In August of 2012 Annalisa Iadicicco and I travelled to a small Shapibo-Canibo village deep along the Ucayali River in the Amazon at the Brazilian-Peruvian border. We were accompanied by educators Geremia Iadicicco from Centro de Educación...Show More Summary
Companies that receive federal contracts and break labor laws could face greater scrutiny from the U.S. government, if Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) gets his way. Harkin, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Wednesday urged President...
In a world where evidence was compelling to policy makers, Oakland School For The Arts' (a public school) "Vocal Rush," our youngest group on this year's Sing Off, would be Exhibit A, illustrating that arts in education produces well-rounded, focused, intelligent, well-spoken and happy students. Show More Summary
Though it has been embraced by everyone from advocates for arts education to parents hoping to encourage their kids to stick with piano lessons, two new studies show no effect of music training on the cognitive abilities of young children.
By Papa Of Four: Editors' Note: This article discusses micro-cap stocks. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks At first glance you may wonder what these companies have in common. Gold, Education and Alcoholic Beverages would seem to have little shared interest. Show More Summary
A training academy for individuals interested in becoming hunter education instructors will be offered March 21 and 22, 2014 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Training will be held at the Division of Wi...
Last week I talked about the basics behind a Coverdell Education Savings Account (CESA). This week I want to explore a strategy for maximizing it’s potential. One of the fastest ways to grow a Coverdell account that I have found is through...Show More Summary