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- AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe
- > Apr 17, 7:27 AM: Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The
- Puerto Rico’s Education Secretary Julia Keleher Is Stepping Down
- > Apr 2, 7:32 AM: Puerto Rico Secretary of Education Julia Keleher is leaving her position as the island's top K-12 official, and will serve as an adviser at the island's education department to help with the leadership transition and ongoing policy
- Opinion: Public schools are no longer a foundation of America’s Republic
- > Mar 21, 7:37 AM: To the extent that civics is taught, it emphasizes grievance and activism, rather than core knowledge about the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. These days, just noting that the original purpose of the common schools
- Editorial: Mental health tops checklist of education reform
- > Mar 15, 7:26 AM: As the West Virginia Department of Education prepares to hold public forums around the state to discuss education reform, we can’t stop thinking about a laundry list of issues that need attention. But, most of all, we are thinking
- The Education Reform Movement Is as Liberal as Hollywood, This Study Says (CER in the news)
- Mar 11, 7:54 AM: Do supporters of Democrats pretty much have the education reform movement in a vise grip? Two education researchers say they do indeed, despite protests to the contrary.
- Opinion: Stop Calling It ‘Vocational Training’
- Jan 2, 8:14 AM: Individual potential transcends all demographics. It’s time that we speak honestly about the educational paths we set for Americans—and the paths they should be commended for choosing for themselves.
- Adult Ed critical, but waitlist is long
- > Dec 28, 8:17 AM: Kelly and Tizol are two of the thousands of students enrolled in the the state’s adult education system, which is overseen by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They shared their experiences at a recent Board of
- ‘Scared to death’: More than 4 million children endured lockdowns last school year
- Dec 27, 8:57 AM: More than 4 million children endured lockdowns last school year, a groundbreaking Washington Post analysis found. The experience left many traumatized.
- Reality Check Episode 48 :Episode 49: Steve Forbes Looks at Education for the Future
- > Dec 20, 8:32 AM: Well-known publisher and writer Steve Forbes joins Jeanne Allen for today’s episode of Reality Check to discuss prosperity, revitalizing education, and his hopes for the future. Tune in to learn about his new documentary “In Money
- No Homework. It’s the New Thing in U.S. Schools.
- Dec 12, 8:40 AM: School districts across the country are banning homework, forbidding it on certain days or just not grading it, in response to parents who complain of overload and some experts who say too much can be detrimental.
- Are Civics Lessons a Constitutional Right? These Students Are Suing for Them
- > Nov 29, 8:30 AM: The state allows local school districts to decide for themselves whether and how to teach civics, and the lawsuit says that leads to big discrepancies. Students in affluent towns often have access to a rich curriculum and a range
- Reality Check Episode 42: Governor Jeb Bush
In this Reality Check with Jeanne, Governor Bush discusses what it takes to make all lives better — and why innovation in all of education is essential.
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- 13 Million Good Jobs Available for Those With High School Diplomas
- Oct 18, 7:21 AM: DESPITE THE PUSH AMONG policymakers to steer more people toward a four-year degree, a new report shows that 13 million jobs are still available for those with nothing more than a high school diploma.
- Most people can’t pass a US citizenship test, poll finds. What did they answer wrong?
- > Oct 4, 7:10 AM: A poll from Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation found that only one-third of Americans were able to pass the test, as a majority struggled to answer basic questions about the country’s history, how the political process
- The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods
- Oct 1, 7:27 AM: A new online data tool being made public Monday finds a strong correlation between where people are raised and their chances of achieving the American dream.
- Reality Check with Jeanne Allen- Episode 38: North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest
- > Sep 25, 7:25 AM: Dan Forest’s role as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina includes much more than the traditional responsibilities of his office — this week on Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, Forest talks about making education a priority, using
- Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Episode 35: Gisèle Huff, The Jaquelin Hume Foundation
- > Sep 5, 7:18 AM: Dr. Gisèle Huff is both interesting and engaging. While education transformation has been her main focus, she is also deeply interested in redirecting how the world of philanthropy works. Gisele’s background is extensive – she
- GHS grad cycles across country to promote educational reform
- > Sep 5, 7:07 AM: With two wheels and a message, Adrian De La Vega is trying to change minds. The 2016 Goshen High School graduate recently rode his touring bicycle to 13 U.S. state capitol buildings, carrying a vision of educational reform while
- Commentary: The Limits Of School As We Know It
- > Aug 29, 7:29 AM: Boredom and monotony, repetition and regurgitation remain characteristic of today’s compulsory mass schooling model even as the distance grows from its 19th century industrial roots.Over the last two decades, U.S. schooling has
- How Do You Get Better Schools? Take the State to Court, More Advocates Say
- > Aug 21, 7:16 AM: The legal complaints have different areas of focus — from school funding to segregation to literacy — but all of them argue that the states are violating their constitutions by denying children a quality
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