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

SAT Test To Align With Common Core

Back to May 2014 Ed Reporter SAT Test To Align With Common Core Common Core architect David Coleman, who has been the president of the College Board since 2012, says that organization’s SAT test has “become disconnected from the work … Continue reading

Student Privacy Under Attack

Back to May 2014 Ed Reporter Student Privacy Under Attack With increased emphasis on computer analytics as a means to assess student progress and overall learning, particularly that demanded due to Common Core standards, wide-ranging personal information about students and … Continue reading