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If you have children in the public school you have probably heard of Common Core State Standards. Common Core claims to have more rigorous standards. What could be wrong with that? We all want our children to get the best education possible. The Common...
Tags: Washington, DC
As co-chairs of the Illinois Enhance Physical Education Task Force created by the legislature in 2012, we were interested to see the article, “Students split on Prospect High’s divided PE curriculum,” on May 11. Though the approach in...
The race for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education pits the political savvy of Antonio Sanchez against the education skills of Monica Ratliff. And when it comes to campaign resources, politics trumps all. Sanchez, 31, has used his background in...
The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
Re "A clash over how to address teacher cheating," May 12 As a principal and a superintendent, I had always taken the view that one of the very important roles of a teacher was to model appropriate behavior. It would appear that the state Commission...
Riverside Brookfield High School is among the top schools in the state, according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report and the American Institutes for Research. The rankings are based on Prairie State Achievement Exams, Advanced Placement test scores...
The job of veteran teacher Ricardo Gonzales was on the line before a state review panel. He's a respected elementary school instructor who tutors students and coaches soccer on his own time. But the L.A. Unified School District wanted to fire him...
Question: What is better than a role model teacher? Answer: A role model teacher who can rock a bikini or Speedo ensemble. Unfortunately for former Florida Ninth-grade English teacher Olivia Sprauer, modeling bikinis on the side was her undoing. That'...
Lyman High School's 458 graduates sat in alphabetical rows, tassels on their blue caps uniformly hanging to the right, eyes focused forward on the stage they were about to cross. In the moments before officially finishing high school, the seniors...
Tags: Education, Teachers, Teaching and Learning, Students
On its face, the election this week of a Los Angeles fifth-grade teacher to the Board of Education was a stunner. Monica Ratliff's low-budget effort included her boyfriend, a film school instructor, as her campaign manager. She had no paid staff and no...
Staff WriterIMPERIAL — Rather than stressing about their upcoming state standardized tests, students at Frank Wright Middle School celebrated the arrival of the annual examination with music and dances at a superhero-themed assembly here Monday. Riannah...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWest Jessamine High School senior Kareem Omar is one of 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars this year, selected as the male representative from Kentucky. The announcement came today from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Omar was one of more than 3,...
Tags: Students, Teaching and Learning, Elections, Politics
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