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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Why It’s Time to Rethink the Role of Business in Education

The Huffington Post – Melissa Jun Rowley

“Most students aren’t engaged the way they should be, and their individual talents are not nurtured and celebrated nearly enough. On the contrary, in many schools individuality is shunned, which results in little to no communication skills or desire to collaborate among students.”(more)

Four things divorced parents need to know about college

Reuters – Geoff Williams

“Figuring out how to split childcare costs when you’re divorcing is not easy, but it can be like remedial math compared to deciding who pays what for your children’s college education.”(more)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Internet Is a Safer Place for Your Teen Than You Think

Time – Randye Hoder

“Danah Boyd has a pointed message for parents: Most everything we think we know about the way our kids are using the Internet is wrong.”(more)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Newswire : STEM Education Gap threatens American economic success

The Green County Democrat – Jazelle Hunt

“At a time when 6.7 percent unemployment (or, 11.9 percent among African Americans) is an improvement, the STEM sector still has more available jobs than qualified American professionals. And according to a study released last week, the United States’ will halt its economic success unless the racial gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is addressed.”(more)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Getting rid of bad teachers

The L.A. Times – Editorial

“Existing state law makes it enormously difficult, expensive and time-consuming for school districts to fire teachers who are doing a truly bad job. Previous attempts to reform the system have been immediately squashed under fierce lobbying by the California Teachers Assn.”(more)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Refreshing the Vision of an Opportunity Culture—for All

Education Next – Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel

“Studies prove the enormous effect that excellent teachers have on closing achievement gaps, cultivating students’ higher-order thinking, improving children’s lifelong prospects, and bolstering our national security and economic power.” (more)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

In California, a program to ensure children are ready for kindergarten

NBC Latino – Carina Corral

“It is all in hopes of giving her daughter the tools to succeed in kindergarten. If it sounds a little ambitious, consider this: studies show kids who are ready for kindergarten are more likely to read by third grade and ultimately graduate high school.” (more)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Why I became a science teacher: I want to raise the aspirations of my students

The Guardian – Emily Drabble

“Teaching was going to be a stopgap for Kevin Onabiyi, but once in the classroom he found it impossible to leave and soon become head of teaching and learning in his school.”(more)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

California, Other States Battle Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism

Education News – Jordan E. Wassell

“Advocacy groups, district attorney’s offices, social service agencies and experts from school districts gathered under the California Department of Education with the goal of working together to keep children in school.”(more)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Standards for Mathematical Practice: Cheshire Cat’s Grin, Part Three

Education News – Barry Garelick

“This is Part Three of a three part article [Part One, Part Two] which provides the description of each of the Standards for Mathematical Practice as written in the Common Core math standards.”(more)