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Corinthian Colleges Students Locked Out of Diplomas

Corinthian Colleges Students Locked Out of Diplomas

For hundreds of thousands of college students, there are last papers, finals and maybe a few more lectures before they hit the end zone and graduation. For 16,000 enrollees at the Everest College, Heald College and WyoTech subsidiaries of locked up and shuttered Corinthian Colleges Inc. campuses, the students have large tuition bills and uncertainty […]

Shakespeare, 451 Years Old

Shakespeare, 451 Years Old

Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday, making the Bard 451 years old. The exact date of the playwright’s birth is not certain, but 18th Century biographers calculated April 23 as his birthday since it was known that he was baptized on April 26. It just so happens that he also died on April 23, at the […]

I Wish My Teacher Knew…

I Wish My Teacher Knew…

At first, Kyle Schwartz, 28, simply wanted to get to know her third-grade students better. She gave them an assignment called, “I Wish My Teacher Knew…” The idea of this lesson was to build trust with her students. However, she was not prepared for the responses she received. The things the children wrote were so […]

‘No Child Left Behind’ Act Needs Rewrite Say U.S. School Superintendents

‘No Child Left Behind’ Act Needs Rewrite Say U.S. School Superintendents

The No Child Left Behind Act is the most recent rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, which was designed to aid the poorer schools in the United States, the No Child Left Behind Act will be rewritten this year, with some luck, because of the letter that was written to Congress by […]

Common Core Will Fail to Raise National Standards for Math and Science

Common Core Will Fail to Raise National Standards for Math and Science

Common Core will ultimately fail to raise national standards for math and science. At the conceptual core of this failure is the fallacy that one size fits all. While this feels great and sells well in the halls of the politically elite in the District of Columbia, translating this into effective educational policy across a […]

Youth Could Find Better Lives in Vocational Careers

Youth Could Find Better Lives in Vocational Careers

Youth could find more income and stability, equating to better lives, in vocational careers, rather than in traditional higher-education degrees. Though, it will be up to scores of American parents to change their mindsets regarding their children’s future. That may be a change forced by the economy. Sixty years ago, parents urged kids to get […]

Bullying: Are the Teachers at Fault?

Bullying: Are the Teachers at Fault?

It is all fun and games until someone figures out the bullies are calling all the shots. On Wednesday, February 25, three high school teachers at Wilson High School in downtown Portland Oregon were dismissed from duty and put on paid administrative leave for the possible bullying, harassment and hazing of various students. Christine Miles, […]

Reading and Writing Are Partners

Reading and Writing Are Partners

Reading and writing are strong partners. According to the research in reading instruction resources, ” reading affects writing and writing effects reading.” When reading skills are lacking, writing will lack good grammar, main points appear poorly constructed, and the organization of thoughts and ideas become unclear. Some people believe that there is less need for basic […]

Arizona High School Graduates Must Prove Their Civics Knowledge

Arizona High School Graduates Must Prove Their Civics Knowledge

Arizona lawmakers blazed new ground this last week, passing legislation requiring high school seniors to prove their mastery of civics knowledge before being allowed to graduate and receive their diploma. Similar bills are under consideration in several states, but as the first law of its kind in the nation, the Arizona statute has sparked much […]

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

  In Rwanda, a quiet revolution is emerging at the Maranyundo Girls School – a model program for empowering economically vulnerable girls and educating them as future community leaders. The country of 11 million has long been synonymous with the Genocide that defined it 20 years ago. Today that image is changing. Citizens are turning […]

The Education of Girls Around the World

The Education of Girls Around the World

Education of girls was the topic of discussion on December 12 at the Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution. The full topic of the day was, “How local leadership and community-based solutions can help advance girls education around the world.” During the open panel discussions, the group touched on the status of girl’s education […]

Higher Education Loan Defaults Point at For-Profit Colleges

Higher Education Loan Defaults Point at For-Profit Colleges

A college degree is the primary mechanism for upward social mobility, or so suggests conventional wisdom. For thousands of American college students, however, that wisdom is challenged. According to the Labor Department, the cost of a 4-year college degree has risen 1120% over the past 35 years. To pay for education, more students are turning […]

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