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Thinking about charter schools

Stephen Dyer says: I get and am sympathetic to the argument that kids need opportunities to escape struggling schools. And I have little problem with the few really excellent school choice options that are out there that genuinely do give kids opportunities to achieve their potential. But when the vast majority of those opportunities aren’t [...]

What kind of learning environments do high-poverty minority students deserve?

Paul Thomas says: The public narrative around KIPP is based on embracing an authoritarian and highly structured model for high-poverty and minority students. Public schools have failed high-poverty and minority students in terms of disproportionate...Show More Summary

Imperial Abduction: The Globalization of Residential Schooling

The following is an extract from my chapter, “Imperial Abduction Lore and Humanitarian Seduction,” which serves as the introduction to Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. Show More Summary

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

It’s Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of the summer holidays (though for some kids, school started a couple weeks ago!) We’ve been experimenting with grilled shrimp lately and I thought I’d share this festive shrimp taco for those of you still looking for ideas of what to grill this weekend. Continue reading "Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa" »

Dead human fetus found in bathroom at Dallas high school

A dead human fetus was found in a Dallas high school bathroom Friday as students wound down the first week of school.

The Stupendous Failure Of Big City Education: How The Philly Teachers Union Loots The Schools

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, It’s that time of year again – when the little juvenile delinquents, future prison inmates, and functionally illiterate junior members of the free shit army pick up their “free” backpacks...Show More Summary

Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Texas Tech is keeping head coach Kliff Kingsbury around for the long haul, the school announced: National college sports writer Bryan Fischer and Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports initially filled fans in on the details: Kliff Kingsbury led...Show More Summary

Intellectual Froglegs ‘Back to School Special’

Al ‘not so’ Sharpton loves to be in the public eye, so we’re happy to oblige…. back by popular demand, it’s “Pronunciation Theater” with the Grammar Master himself. Listen in

CU scientists' discovery could lead to new cancer treatment

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 2, 2014) – A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has reported the breakthrough discovery of a process to expand production of stem cells used to treat cancer patients. These findings...Show More Summary

Factor in naked mole rat's cells enhances protein integrity

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 29, 2014) — Scientists at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, part of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, have found another secret of longevity in the tissues of...Show More Summary

Back to School Breakfast: Baked Apple Walnut Oatmeal

Foodista has been sharing quick and easy breakfast recipes to make for your kids before sending them off to school.

Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens In Adorable Mismatch For The Ages

Giant men. Tiny kittens. They both come together in this adorable BuzzFeed video. Before the giant men visited the Kitty Bungalow Charm School For Wayward Cats, a rehabilitation center for feral kittens in the Los Angeles area, theyShow More Summary

Believe It or Not...Lego Movie Makers Rebooting Greatest American Hero for TV

I always imagined this would get a movie instead, but no. Chris Miller and Phil Lord are producing a pilot for TV. This time around, the teacher works in an inner-city school and is named Isaac...

Philadelphia School District lays off 17 employees

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The cash-strapped Philadelphia School District will lay off 17 central office employees as part of an elimination of 81 positions.

Fox Fearmongers Over "Illegals" Crowding Our Schools

Fox and Friends' (of the 1%) Brian Kilmeade, with the help of a stooge from the Heritage Foundation, strikes fear into the hearts of wholesome Americans who subscribe to Jesus' teachings: do unto illegals as scary brown people would do unto you. Show More Summary

Class In The Classroom

by Dish Staff Jesse Singal flags a new paper wherein “sociologist Jessica McCrory Calarco writes about what she saw when she observed a bunch of third-through-fifth-graders in a public school”: Crucially, she only studied white kids — she wanted to isolate the effects of socioeconomic class. What she found, as McCrory put it in the […]

Abercrombie & Fitch tries a clever maneuver

8 hours agoNews : ComPost

I guess middle school is finally over. All the cool kids of 2002 felt a great disturbance, as though a million collared shirts and stonewashed jeans cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Abercrombie & Fitch are ditching the labels. Like everyone whose closets include a fair share of clothes bearing the prominent Abercrombie […]

Vanessa Hudgens Steals Cheek Kiss From Cancer Patient At His Prom

Vanessa Hudgens gives a cute cheek kiss to fan Cesar Guerrero at his prom at Sylmar High School on Thursday night (August 28) in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old actress surprised the 17-year-old cancer patient at his prom. Honored by The Art Elysium, which aims to enrich the lives of critically ill youths, Vanessa stopped by [...]

Labor Day Reality: A Broad Middle Class Requires Strong Unions

On Labor Day Weekend, we bid the summer goodbye. Families picnic; children play hard, knowing the school year is upon them. Politicians pay tribute to workers and to the rewards of hard work. But this Labor Day, workers are struggling to stay afloat. Show More Summary

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