In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Philadelphia is cited in articles about the national trend in declining school populations and its effects. Detroit and Cleveland are in similar situations.
Nearly one-third of 8th grade math students nationwide report that their math work is often or always too easy and almost a third of those in 8th grade read less than 5 pages a day or write lengthy answers to test questions.
New education research measures student improvement, not just scores.
Four day weeks, a longer school day and year-round school are all ideas for making schooling less costly and more effective.
The adoption of Common Core Standards for public schools in 48 states means students in Hawaii and Miami will be studying the same things.
Overwhelming evidence supports the notion that with sufficient funding, school districts can improve all students’ achievement.
The air was electric inside the gymnasium at the Meredith School as the children gathered to watch the Neumann-Goretti and College All-Star basketball players strut their stuff on the court.
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.
Chris talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about President Obama’s accomplishment in his first term and to Todd Zolecki about his book, The Rotation, about the Phillies pitching staff from last season. He also debates the merits of corporal punishment in schools and the reception Vice President Joe Biden received at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh.
“Fox Rok has worked with the various schools for over 50 years where we’ve used their gyms and that’s the way we’ve always worked,” said Joe Grant.
The Center for Public Education has examined the claim that children in India and China spend 25 to 30 percent longer in school than American kids. Turns out — it’s not true.
The first of a series of planned community meetings took place Saturday in Roxborough on the Philadelphia’s School District’s plan to close nine schools and reconfigure dozens of others.
Many people now take school “catchment” zones into consideration when looking to buy a family home.
With the growth of charter schools, questions about student achievement have increased and the answers may surprise you.