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Ugandan Nanny Who Abused Toddler Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

Once you’ve seen the footage of the Ugandan nanny that abused the toddler left in her care there’s no forgetting it. The video opens with a woman and a young child sitting on the couch. The woman, the child’s nanny attempts to feed her. Show More Summary

Teachers describe the terrible state of American education

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Teachers from across America (including a Philly elementary school with a $160 annual budget for 400 students!) wrote to Gawker to explain what the No Child Left Behind, charter movement, and the overall war on teachers and education has turned America's classes into. Read the rest

Miami-Dade Transit Hosts 2014 Toy Drive

No child should be left without a toy this holiday season.

"Net Neutrality": Why are the Bad Guys So Much Better at Naming Things?

Why are the bad guys so much better at naming things? Especially legislation. Especially bad legislation. No Child Left Behind. Healthy Forests. Clear Skies. The PATRIOT Act. They have a special gift for coming up with monikers that are easy to remember and easy to get behind. Show More Summary

President Obama: The U.S. Remains Committed to 'Ensuring No One Is Left Behind' in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Ahead of World AIDS Day tomorrow, President Obama has released a proclamation reflecting on the three decades of progress made in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the work that still needs to be done to ensure "no child has to...

Oklahoma No Child Left Behind Waiver Reinstated Following Repeal of Common Core Standards

The federal government reinstated Oklahoma’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) restrictions this week, restoring the state’s flexibility to use $29 million in public school funding. The restoration of the waiver comes following a battle between the U.S. Show More Summary

Can you name Don Henley's first solo hit? Don't air the 'Dirty Laundry'

I'll be the first to admit that even as a parent, I don't understand the details of education programs like Common Core and No Child Left Behind, but if you can read this blog post, then apparently you did something right in school and have proven Don Henley wrong that Johnny Can't Read.

No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working?

No Child Left Behind may not be meeting the needs of the many, only the few. Christian Lyons explores this disparity. The post No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Mother Charged after Abandoning Baby in Post Office

On October 22., Jeronde Jackson left her two-month-old son at a post office with no intention of returning for him. She has now been charged with abandoning her child. The post Mother Charged after Abandoning Baby in Post Office appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

How's your school doing?

Illinois schools no longer are labeled as failures or successes based on standardized test scores, as they were under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools now will be judged on a powerful set of measures that help parents and teachers know if their schools deliver results. That will...

Oh No! Sugar Bear Collapses At Mama June’s House

Poor Sugar Bear! Mike Thompson can’t seem to catch a break these days. First, we learned that Mama June has been cheating on him with a convicted child molester, and then, he learned he could be left homeless after TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. And now, we’ve learned that Sugar Bear collapsed while […]

Philadelphia schools have $5/student/year for supplies

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

"Education reform," the charter school movement (that siphons state funding for well-off kids into private hands), the racialized segregation of inner-city and suburban school districts, No Child Left Behind, and the scapegoating of teachers' unions has produced an education system that hardly even qualifies as an 18 year babysitting service. Read the rest

No One Is More Dear To Me

2 months agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

The Buddha, as a man who left his wife and young child to seek enlightenment, doesn't give a lot of advice on marriage. As one of my teachers says, if you're having difficulty in your romantic relationship, is a celibate monk the best person to ask for advice? The Raja Sutta offers this story: read more

Browns Fans Allegedly Left Their Children Home Alone to Go Tailgate

“Oh, sweetheart. Mommy and Daddy have to go party in a parking lot for the next six to eight hours. Nope, no babysitter today. But we’ll bring back wings! Muah !” This appears to be about the tenor of an alleged child neglect incident...Show More Summary

Old Lines releasing a new LP on No Sleep (stream a track)

by Andrew Sacher photo by Josh Sisk Baltimore's Old Lines is the current band of Mitch Roemer (ex-Pulling Teeth, Ruiner), and they'll be releasing a new album, No Child Left Behind, on October 14 via No Sleep (pre-order), their firs...

A win for Mike Pence and Indiana kids

Something interesting happened in Indiana on Thursday. In a big win for Gov. Mike Pence, the feds approved No Child Left Behind funds for the state, even though it had pulled out of Common Core. The Indianapolis Star reported: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan granted Indiana a one-year extension for its waiver from strict […]

‘We have a message for you, Secretary Arne Duncan’

Earlier this year, Washington became the first state to lose its waiver from the most onerous parts of No Child Left Behind, flexibility that the U.S. Education Department had granted to a number of states that promised to implement specific school reforms acceptable to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The reason given by the department was […]

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