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The same day Derrick Rose had surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, his older brother Reggie Rose told me how a similar knee injury adversely affected his college basketball career. No doubt Reggie's unfortunate experience is influencing...
On the surface, the "Keystone Exams" action by the State Board of Education appears to establish firm standards for high school graduation in Pennsylvania. 'It's official," began Saturday's story in The Morning Call. "Students in Pennsylvania will be...
I was giving a speech once to a group of career women who had decided to be stay-at-home moms, and I was waiting to be introduced when I overheard an animated conversation between two of them. "So, the doctor said she could have a serving of grapes,...
I’ve told my fifth grader every year since he was a third grader that he shouldn’t worry about the Connecticut Mastery Test. For some reason, however, he forgets each year and freaks out about his performance. I’ve told him that the...
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The truth hurts. But at least we're not lying to ourselves anymore. Scores of the 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) show students, while doing better in many areas, still have a long way to go. And parents need to take note. The MEAP,...
STEVEN "Take Back The City" Mitchell is certainly dedicated to the cause, and he's always trying to get other men - black, white, Asian, Republican or Democrat, city or suburban - to join him in taking on one of the most persistent and daunting challenges...
Gov. Jerry Brown ought to cut his Texas brother, Rick Perry, a little slack. Texas Gov. Perry arrived in the Golden State this week trolling for California businesses he could poach and carry home with him in his saddlebags. His trip here comes on the...
Look at your cute baby, and imagine the little tyke wearing a high school cap and gown about 17 years from now. Picturing the child holding a diploma, when he or she can't even hold a rattle yet, is probably next to impossible. But that day will come....
The Hartford CourantI can hardly believe I'm writing to support public school superintendents. Their recent report "NextEd: Transforming Connecticut's Education System," sounds like a solid prescription for fixing ailing mainstream schools. I hope the implementation is going...
Yale University assistant football coach Kevin Cahill, whose emphasis is on special teams with the Bulldogs, also has the task of recruiting Florida and Georgia for the academic institution. This is his first year at Yale, and so it was also his first...
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How absurd is Florida's new teacher evaluation system, which rates teacher effectiveness based on student standardized test results? In at least two cases, a school's "Teacher of the Year" has been given a subpar rating, threatening their jobs. Alachua...
The late Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay once famously proclaimed, "We should bomb Vietnam back into the Stone Age." He'll never say it quite so colorfully, but I would argue that Gov. Tom Corbett is engaged in bombing public education in Pennsylvania into...
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