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- Letter: Maine media outlets overlook K-12 education
- > Aug 12, 7:07 AM: Yet look for an “education” tab at the Portland Press Herald online, and you find none there. The newsroom staff directory lists news, business, sports and feature reporters, but no education reporters despite education being a
- Column: A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future
- Aug 5, 8:23 AM: It’s still unclear what the secret sauce is, although it apparently has something to do with decent schools, less poverty, lots of dads present in families and positive social norms.
- Column: Parents and students missing from education reform discussion in Rochester
- > Jun 21, 5:37 AM: Things have changed. Instead of continually expecting the Rochester City School Board and superintendent to fix a broken system from within, we now have state, city, county, business, union and other leaders considering the
- NC Senate wants students to take a personal-finance class. Why some teachers object.
- Jun 18, 7:27 AM: North Carolina lawmakers say they want to teach students about being financially responsible. But critics say the change will disrupt the social studies curriculum and shifts the blame away from financial institutions.
- How good are life’s opportunities in Utah? National study says 18 states are better.
- Jun 14, 6:29 AM: The annual Opportunity Index developed by the Opportunity Nation forum for youth investment, measures and ranks statistics about the local economy, education, health and community safety and involvement.
- Better Schools Won’t Fix America Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investm
- > Jun 11, 8:03 AM: This belief system, which I have come to think of as “educationism,” is grounded in a familiar story about cause and effect: Once upon a time, America created a public-education system that was the envy of the modern world. No
- 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
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