From the Washington Post:
A program called Success for All, born in Baltimore 26 years ago to improve elementary schools, has set a record for most glowing reports from tough researchers.
But the latest study showing how well it works also hints at why it has not become more popular: It uses ability grouping and [...]
Mentors, wake-up calls to students, incentives and weekly “student success” meetings led by principals helped New York City significantly cut chronic absenteeism in schools, according to a new report by the Everyone Graduates Center at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
The report, “Meeting the Challenge of Combating Chronic Absenteeism,” examines the impact of [...]
Study: Poor Children Are Now the Majority in American Public Schools in South, West A majority of students throughout the South and West are low-income for the first time in at least four decades, according to a Southern Education Foundation study that details a demographic shift with broad implications for the country. By 2011, almost [...]
From Education Week:
Tension between the Philadelphia school district and Pennsylvania state officials continues to grow, with Gov. Tom Corbett’s office telling city school leaders that $45 million in state funds that lawmakers earmarked for the district won’t actually be handed over unless the city’s teachers’ union agrees to significant financial concessions.
The root of [...]
August 14, 2013z from Inside Higher Ed: Doug Lederman
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s highest-ranking higher education official, Under Secretary of Education Martha J. Kanter, is the latest in a string of departures that has left the executive branch’s higher education team awfully thin. An e-mail message to colleagues Tuesday evening said that she [...]
From Education Week:
Forget No. 2 pencils, or even the new computer-based common-core exams that have schools across the country scrambling.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are convinced the tests of the future will look like Crystals of Kaydor, a role-playing video game about aliens.
Designed to measure children’s learning in real time [...]
From the New York Times: CINCINNATI — In search of a cure for ailing schools, educators and politicians from around the world have descended on this city’s poorest neighborhoods, hearing of a renaissance.
They are told stories of schools that escaped years of dysfunction by becoming “community learning centers,” replete with dental clinics, mental health [...]
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 9, 2013 – 11:29am
Documentary filmmaker Ramona Persaud is exploring how teachers can use brain science to engage students of all ages and academic abilities in her new film “Grey Matters,” which begins production next month at Batavia High School, in Batavia, N.Y.
The film [...]
From Fox News:
A zombie apocalypse: Is it medically possible? Scenarios depicting large-scale attacks of the undead have been playing out on the big screen for years.
And this fall, they’ll hit classrooms too.
Students around the country can now immerse themselves in “zombie pandemics” in order to learn about [...]
STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM HITE ON THE 2013-14 OPENING OF SCHOOLS
On June 7, The School District of Philadelphia announced that we would begin issuing layoff notices to about 3,800 employees in light of a drastic financial shortfall. These layoffs affected significant numbers of our school-based staff, including assistant principals, teachers, counselors, recess and lunch [...]