States Branching Out In STEM

Back to June 2014 Ed Reporter States Branching Out In STEM Educators, state governments, businesses, and philanthropies are joining together in individual states to address the need for increased education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). … Continue reading

Education Briefs

Back to June 2014 Ed Reporter Education Briefs During what the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) calls the “disinvitation season,” Smith College, the Univ. of California-Berkeley, Rutgers University, and Haverford College will not hear the commencement speaker originally … Continue reading

Boys, Dads, and Schools

Back to June 2014 Ed Reporter Boys, Dads, and Schools The “Secret Behind College Completion: Girls, Boys, and The Power of Eighth Grade Grades,” a research paper by two sociology professors from Ohio State and Columbia University, indicates that grades … Continue reading

Arne Duncan: Education King?

Back to June 2014 Ed Reporter Arne Duncan: Education King? U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan revoked Washington state’s No Child Left Behind waiver in April. In doing so, the federal government has put itself in conflict with the Washington … Continue reading

Book of the Month

Back to May 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations, Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, Hyperion, 2013, $24.99 After the death of a New Jersey music teacher, whose instructional … Continue reading

Professors on Food Stamps

Back to May 2014 Ed Reporter Professors on Food Stamps Even as the price of attending college has soared, those who actually teach students are sometimes not even making minimum wage. It is estimated that over 3/4 of those who … Continue reading

Education Briefs

Back to May 2014 Ed Reporter Education Briefs When a 19-year-old engineering student leapt off a 4th-floor balcony in March while behaving “strangely hostile” after ingesting a legally purchased marijuana-laced cookie, the Denver coroner’s report indicated he had no history … Continue reading