Wall Street Journal
Chris talks to Ed Rendell about last week’s Democratic National Convention and the Presidential race moving forward, Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Steve Moore from the Wall Street Journal as well as Ray Didinger from CSN Philly about the Eagles last minute win in Cleveland and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about yesterday’s double header sweep against the Rockies.
About two million US kids are home schooled, growing annually by 7% to 15% in the past decade. Quinn Cummings, parent of a homeschooler, offers firsthand experience in The Wall Street Journal on this increasing trend.
Latest figures show that there are more than 52,000 students in specialized grad programs across the country.
Psychologists say somewhere between “checked out and freaked out is an anxiety sweet spot… which keeps us our toes” and alert for potential problems. Therapists treat people for both too much or too little anxiety.
In an increasing trend, Minnesota, Utah, South Dakota, and Idaho give scholarships as an incentive to accelerate high school diplomas, cutting public school costs; twenty-four other states allow various ways to finish early.
A lead weekend article in The Wall Street Journal assures us that creativity is a skill that anyone can learn, not an inherited trait.
Many interesting facts are reported in a Wall Street Journal article reviewing three new books, chronicling background of the Girls Scouts, one hundred years after its founding.
Chris talks to Steve Cordasco about Facebook’s IPO, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece to preview the Super Bowl, and Congressman Pat Meehan, about the lastest Fast and Furious testimony from Eric Holder.
Chris previews tomorrow’s Republican Primary vote in Florida. He talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronsteing on the Monday Morning Matchup about the Republican establishment’s assault on Newt Gingrich, Candidate for Senate, Steve Welch, about his endorsement from Governor Tom Corbett, and Kate Snow from NBC’s Rock Center.
The latest data from the Department of Labor Statistics shows volunteering is slightly down, yet more than 62 million Americans volunteer annually.
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal criticized what were called “dark themes” in young adult literature and the National Coalition Against Censorship newsletter reported that a huge protest ensued.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Allison Schnacky of Windermere, Florida, describes her former history teacher standing at the blackboard and making history “the most boring class ever.” Now, watching videos of ancient Egypt and writing an essay […]
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Melinda and Bill gates, through their foundation are emphasizing the importance of teachers in educating kids. At Microsoft, they believe in giving their employees the best chances for success and making them […]
With growing research on family companies, universities have added courses to their executive education programs. The Family Firm Institute lists 182 schools where such programs are available.
While Bill Gates’ philanthropic efforts support a core curriculum and he wants to make certain that multiplication in Alabama is the same as in New York, his major concern is effective teaching.