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- Georgia tech college system offers path to high school credential
- Jan 22, 8:02 AM: The Technical College System of Georgia announced Tuesday it has created a pilot program that aims to help more adults without a high school diploma earn a state-issued high school equivalency credential.
- ‘Right to education’ amendment draws unusual partners Business, community leaders agree to ‘disrupti
- Jan 14, 7:30 AM: A roomful of community leaders and education officials seemed receptive Monday to the idea of changing the state’s Constitution to guarantee a quality public education for all.
- St. Paul civil rights leader and educator Bill Wilson dies at 79
- Dec 30, 6:05 AM: Bill Wilson, a civil rights activist, educator and the first African American elected to the St. Paul City Council, died Saturday. He was 79.
- New Orleans activists to rally for ‘good’ jobs and schools Thursday, convene at Dollar Tree
- Dec 19, 5:51 AM: In a press release, organizers said that their call for “good schools” is a call for sustainable schools, as defined by national organization The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (ARO).
- Bethlehem Area School Board sends letter to neighboring district calling director’s comments o
- > Dec 17, 7:06 AM: In light of the Saucon Valley School Board President saying Bethlehem Area Superintendent Joseph Roy should resign over his comments about charter schools, race and poverty, the Bethlehem Area School Board has sent a letter to the
- 1 in 5 Utahns is a public school student; fall ’19 enrollment tops 666,000
- > Dec 12, 8:01 AM: The Oct. 1 head count of 666,858 represents an enrollment increase of 1.19%, or 7,906 students, over the previous year’s head count of 658,952. However, for the first time since 2005, year-to-year enrollment at Utah’s public
- Opinion: There Is a Right Way to Teach Reading, and Mississippi Knows It
- > Dec 6, 8:37 AM: The state’s performance in reading was especially notable. Mississippi was the only state in the nation to post significant gains on the fourth-grade reading test. Fourth graders in Mississippi are now on par with the national
- Editorial: Classroom Technology Doesn’t Make the Grade
- > Sep 30, 8:29 AM: At least since the invention of the blackboard two centuries ago, educators have used technology to enhance classroom instruction. The digital revolution has accelerated that trend, with the market for educational tech in the U.S.
- Teach personal finance in high school? Pa. legislators, raise your hands and vote ‘yes’
- > Sep 30, 7:38 AM: Pennsylvania college grads, as we’ve written, rank No. 1 in the nation for student debt load, with an average $36,193 loan balance. Delaware and New Jersey rank third and 12th, respectively. How about a little preventative
- Students in high-achieving schools are now named an ‘at-risk’ group, study says
- Sep 27, 8:40 AM: Communities touting the best-ranked schools are often the most in-demand among families. But this competitive environment can come at a psychological cost to those attending them.
- The changing face of school integration
- > Sep 13, 8:24 AM: The number of children attending U.S. public schools with students of other races has nearly doubled over the past quarter century, a little-noticed surge that reflects the nation’s shifting demographics, a Washington Post analysis
- NY public schools have lowest enrollment in decades: study
- Sep 4, 5:42 AM: The number of students enrolled in New York state public schools is the lowest recorded in 30 years, a new Empire Center for Public Policy study released Tuesday reveals.
- Americans’ Satisfaction With U.S. Education at 15-Year High
- > Aug 29, 7:20 AM: Gallup's annual update of how Americans feel about the quality of primary and secondary education in the U.S. finds the public relatively upbeat this year. For the first time since 2004, a slim majority of U.S. adults, 51%, are
- 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
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