Within the last two years Pennsylvania’s budget cuts resulted in the loss of 10% of pre-k capacity at the School District of Philadelphia. Kids will pay now. Our society will pay later.
My grandson told me he was learning advanced math and when I asked where, he told me it was at a free website program, Khan Academy. Millions of others are doing the same.
Bernie Williams, four-time World Series Champion, has become an ambassador for music education. Now a jazz guitarist, Williams, who learned to play at a performing arts magnet school, is on Capitol Hill lobbying for support and funding.
A special education teacher at Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, dreamed up Cava Java, a coffee house as a teaching experience for her students. Starbucks beware!
The Tebow bill, named for NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who was home-schooled in Florida yet played on a public school team, is now being considered by the Virginia legislature.
Busy schedules afford families little time to talk. Many lose dinner time together – meaning kids lose the opportunity to hear new words about politics, schedules, movies, or sports.
Winston Duncan visited Africa with his mother and noticed the long hike kids had walking to school. On his return they started Wheels to Africa, collecting abandoned bikes in suburban DC to help kids in Sudan.
At the long-struggling and poor Savoy Elementary School, teachers are using the excitement and discipline of the arts to improve achievement.
Vernon Loeb, a Washington Post editor, says his wife has called him “the most clueless man in America” because he never suspected the affair between Petraeus and Broadwell.
The David Petraeus affair gets messier. Monday night, Eyewitness News learned there are two ties to our area and both gave an insider’s look at the fall of the CIA Director.
High school English teacher Rick Cannon teachs students, “write to express, not impress” and reminds kids that many top executives credit their success to writing skills.
It seems fitting that the man who was responsible for the first flicker of a rivalry between the Phillies and the Nationals, be the one who fans the flames.
Jay Mathews, in his Washington Post column, reports on data showing that $87 for taking a three hour test is one of the most cost-effective ways to prepare for college. But Congress has reduced funds for low-income students.
Educators in urban areas such as Philadelphia and LA are questioning the suspension of students in the early grades.
The education department of the Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia has hundreds of ‘quirky’ one-of-a-kind listings for financial aid for college.
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