…about getting Hispanic students into college, and supporting them while they’re there? USA Today reports: Pushed by their parents and educators, more Hispanics than ever are attending college in the hopes of securing their place in the U.S. middle class, presenting a growing challenge for institutions that in the past have catered to mostly white students. As they navigate challenges such as the bureaucracy of higher education and paying tuition in an environment where so fe
There’s now one (1) Democratic candidate for president who supports charter schools: Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg may have backed off supporting stop-and-frisk, but he plans to double-down on another controversial policy from his time as New York Mayor — expanding charter schools.
Bloomberg will soon roll out an education plan that will include backing the privately managed schools as an option for families, his campaign office told The Post — drawing a contrast with o
Canon, that which transfers our cultural heritage to the next generation, is out. Giving everyone’s feelings a voice is in: Most English teachers love to read and share the literature that has touched them over the years. They want their students to value and love reading, too. But sometimes the books adults love aren’t the stories that resonate with young people, for all kinds of reasons. As U.S. classrooms become more racially and culturally diverse, many students don’t se
Is special education law creating dangerous conditions in American schools? In an effort to ensure that schools are “inclusive,” IDEA requires that students with disabilities be educated in the “least restrictive environment” possible, and imposes a substantial paperwork burden on meting out discipline, requiring schools to determine whether their persistent misbehavior is rooted in their disability. When it comes to students who are hard-of-hearing or dyslexic, these require
It’s always refreshing to hear a story about kindness and appreciation: An Uber driver says she is one step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a lawyer thanks to a random passenger who paid off her college debt when he heard her life’s story.
Latonya Young, a hair stylist by day and an Uber driver by night, told CNN affiliate WSB that she picked up a passenger outside of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the two got to talking.
The 43-year-old single mother told the
From CNN: Jazz great Jack Sheldon, known for his work on “The Merv Griffin Show” and “Schoolhouse Rock!,” has died. He was 88.
Sheldon died December 27, said Cynthia Jimenez, the sister of Sheldon’s manager, Dianne Jimenez…
In 1973, he lent his voice to the children’s animated series “Schoolhouse Rock!” led by Bob Dorough. He sang tunes including the fun grammar lesson “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Just a Bill.” #SchoolhouseRock
OR, you could work to improve your public schools: This week, we spoke with C., a 42-year-old biracial woman who lives in New York City and is a scientific researcher. C originally wrote this:
“I feel very strongly that private schools — especially in a place with very segregated schools, like where I live in NYC — should be massively reformed. I would uphold a change banning these schools or promoting a requirement that an amount equal to the tuition of these schools must be
I was well into this article before I realized that the British “tuition” must be the American “tutoring”. An east London secondary school with high levels of deprivation is paying for private tuition to help pupils with their GCSE exams.
Urswick school in Hackney is buying one-to-one lessons with its “pupil premium” money, given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils. It’s hard to tell from the article if it’s tutoring for content or tutoring for test prep. Is this an ef
From CNN: An immigration judge has granted asylum to a Connecticut high school student whose arrest sparked an outpouring of support from teachers and classmates…
After ICE arrested Aguilar in September, teachers sent him schoolwork so he wouldn’t fall behind and traveled to court hearings so he’d see a friendly face.
Students saved his seat, made “Free Mario” signs in the school’s print shop and rallied for his release… Aguilar was born in Guatemala and came to the United St
Answer: they shouldn’t. Sexual assault is a law enforcement issue. And the now-discarded Obama-era “guidelines” for handling such cases at colleges were no help: As K.C. Johnson of Brooklyn College, who has followed the application of Title IX harassment law on campus for years, noted when the Obama guidelines first appeared, the question of innocent students being wrongfully convicted of assault or harassment was never a question of if, but when: “A 2016 study from UCLA p