Why do schools slow down so many bright children?

The Washington Post – Jay Mathews “Vicki Schulkin, a Northern Virginia parent, knew her son Matt was bright but did not think this was a problem until some of his teachers began to bristle at the erratic working habits that sometimes accompany intellectual...

Mom blasts school: Educate my son!

The New York Post – Susan Edelman “An outraged mom is pleading with her son’s Brooklyn high school: Please educate my child! Annette Renaud, PTA president at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope, is furious that her son got grades of 85 to 95...

Argentina experiments with Chinese-Spanish bilingual education

Want China Times – Han Mengtang “”In the past, one learnt French for literature and English for business. What is the language of the future? Maybe Chinese,” tweeted Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri, when the world’s first...

Public education stands to benefit most from increased state funds

The L.A. Times – Chris Megerian “As California staggered through years of budget crises, the state law intended to safeguard funds for public education was no defense against a flood of recessionary red ink. School budgets were cut by billions of dollars,...

Should your toddler be learning Spanish?

Philly.com – Samantha Melamed “Last Wednesday night, beneath colorful Mexican cut-paper banners and decorative sombreros, toddlers clambered past one another to grab maracas as children’s music performer Andres Salguero began a bilingual serenade,...