Public Education

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Making Invisible Histories Visible

Making Invisible Histories Visible was developed to motivate 9th graders at high risk of dropping out in the Omaha Public Schools to adjust to the demands of high school by connecting the community to subjects they study in class.

10/02/2012

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In Search Of Excellent Teaching

With political rhetoric not directing enough attention to education, The New York Times in its lead editorial Sunday, aired some important issues.

09/26/2012

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Advocacy Skills Differ In Middle And Working Class Families

Research indicates that middle class parents encourage their kids to ask for help from teachers but working class parents stress that kids should respect teachers and ask for help from classmates.

09/10/2012

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The North Carolina Early College Model Works

With its 9th ‘early-college’ opening this fall, Guilford County, N.C. leads the nation and has increased its high school graduation rates, boasting 100% this past school year.

08/29/2012

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Debates About Year-Round Schooling Benefits

Four day weeks, a longer school day and year-round school are all ideas for making schooling less costly and more effective.

07/30/2012

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Common Standards For All US Schools

The adoption of Common Core Standards for public schools in 48 states means students in Hawaii and Miami will be studying the same things.

07/17/2012

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Connecting US Teachers Online

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With US students ranking 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math out of 34 countries, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), […]

07/11/2012

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States Take Action On Schools’ Online Learning

Michigan was the first state to pass an online learning graduation requirement during the high school years for entering 8th graders. More and more states are legislating online learning.

07/10/2012

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Baltimore Schools Aim To Improve Student Achievement

The Baltimore Public Schools system has adopted portfolio management, where a portfolio of diverse schools are accountable for performance. In five years the district has greatly improved student achievement.

07/03/2012

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Is Desegregation Dead?

Studies show consistently that children in integrated education have fared better academically than those in segregated schools – making a significant difference in the lives of black children and their children as well.

06/06/2012

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Education By Zip Codes

A new study by Jonathan Rothwell at the Brookings Institution identified areas where high levels of economic segregation show the large gaps in education between low-income students and other students.

04/30/2012

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Play Works

A new rigorous study from Mathematica and Stanford University looked at outcomes when schools used Playworks, a national nonprofit currently providing healthy recess and safe playtime in 23 cities nationwide.

04/24/2012

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The Increasing Burdens For Teachers

When the nation’s first public schools were established, their purpose was to teach basic reading and some writing and arithmetic skills. My how times have changed.

03/28/2012

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Bringing Top Principals To Chicago

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for 50 new school principals, each to take over a failing school.

03/19/2012

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Asian Students In Schools

The needs of Asian students are very diverse, yet an article in Education Week, points to the perception that Asian-heritage students are almost universally thought of as high achieving.

03/13/2012

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