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EXCLUSIVE: Achievement gap worsens for black, Hispanic students

Pro-charter school group Families for Excellent Schools found no black or Hispanic kids passed the standardized tests — based on the more stringent Common Core standards — at 90 schools with diverse student bodies.

What Students Really Carry Back To School

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

Back-to-school stories are click fodder. They allow for marketers to feel they are directly addressing a group of easy marks. After all, when is your life more insecure than on the cusp of a grade change or a trip to college? The world,...Show More Summary

Militant Atheist Group Threatening To Sue School After Players Pray For Injured Teammate

The whiny atheists are at it again. The anti-Christian Freedom From Religion Foundation is pretending to be offended by a one-time occurrence of some teenage football players praying for their

Prayer for Injured High School Football Player Sparks Outrage From Atheist Group

The injured player was on the ground being tended to by trainers and coaches. So the Seminole High School football team did what many football teams do. The teenage boys took a knee, bowed their heads and prayed for their injured teammate.

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends both converted to Islam in early adulthood and were somehow recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes on separate continents.

What's Next? 5 Year-Olds with RPGs?

Like many kids in the late '70s/early '80s, I attended summer camp in the Catskills. One of the activities for our group -- a group of about 20 rambunctious boys of 11-12 years-old-- was Riflery. This was in the days before schools and...Show More Summary

Back to School With Heart

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." -- Aristotle Back to school has a different meaning for parents with children who have learning differences or behavioral challenges. For this group of parents,...Show More Summary

What Can a School Teach Us about Organizational Agility?

Dynamic governance is a method of governance in which authority for policy decisions is delegated to small groups, with distinct aims and domains.

Atheist Group May Sue Mississippi School District for Pastor Speaking at Mandatory Teacher Event

A Washington, DC-based atheist organization has sent a letter to a Mississippi school district expressing concern about a mandatory faculty event that featured a Christian pastor.

The quote that reveals how at least one corporate school reformer really views students

For years now, the U.S. public educational system has been the guinea pig for what many call “corporate education reform.” What is it? It is both a mindset and  a group of specific measures foisted on school districts, including standardized test-based “accountability” systems, the spread of charter schools and vouchers, and the overall privatization of […]

UNC Hazing Incident Allegedly Gives Walk-On Freshman A Concussion

6 days agoSports : Deadspin

This could be a fresh badge of stupid for North Carolina's revenue sports. Amid multiple academic fraud investigations, the school is now investigating a football team hazing incident that escalated into an "alleged group assault," according to Yahoo. Read more...

School Vouchers: Judge Rules Against Program Allowing School Choice For 360 Low-Income Kids

School vouchers for 360 low-income and minority students have been deemed unconstitutional by North Carolina Judge Robert Hobgood. The program was staunchly opposed by teachers unions and atheist groups. Judge Hobgood’s ruling on the Opportunity Scholarship program was handed down just a week after parents of the poor and minority students were awarded $4,200 school

Michigan Unions Brace for Teacher Opt-out Decision

By David Eggert, ABC News Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law.

Charts: Kids Are Paying the Price for America’s Prison Binge

As students return to the classroom this fall, one large group of children will be more likely than their peers to suffer learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, behavioral problems, chronic school absence, and a host of other health concerns. Show More Summary

City charter schools get an early start

School started Monday for at least 75 city charter schools that enroll about 25,000 kids in all grades and across all five boroughs, according to the pro-charter advocacy group Families for Excellent Schools.

5 Back-to-School Tips for Safer Driving

Soon, millions of kids will strap on their backpacks and start another school year. But in communities across the country, there's an unexpected group of students also going back into the classroom. Each year, approximately 500,000 drivers,...Show More Summary

Dunkin' Donuts Blames The Economy And The Weather, Huh?

By The Specialist: The results of the first quarter of the year for Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) were disappointing. CEO Nigel Travis said the reason for this was the harsh winter weather closed businesses and schools and disrupted...Show More Summary

Social Media Jobs: Northwestern University, Tally, The Economist Group

This week, Northwestern University is hiring a social media manager for Kellogg School of Management, while Tally needs a community manager and social media star. The Economist Group is seeking a social media and community management associate, and Capwell+Co is on the hunt for a marketing and social media assistant. Show More Summary

Don't Blame School Choice for Philly's School Funding Fiasco

Jason Bedrick Philadelphia’s government schools are in the midst of a financial crisis and anti–school choice activists think they found the perfect scapegoat. Earlier this week, the group Americans United (AU) attacked Pennsylvania’s...Show More Summary Is A Place Where Women Can Engage In Real Talk Online — No Men Allowed

2 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

From middle school girls’ sleepovers to more codified groups like the “Ladies’ Four O’Clock Club,” women have known for ages that there’s something special about the conversational dynamic that happens when a group of females get together. When women are in the company of other women that they trust, they often can be completely honest and comfortable in a… Read More

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