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

May 2014 Education Reporter

NEA Dues Increase to Rescue Common Core Student Privacy Under Attack SAT Test To Align With Common Core Education Briefs Parents Say No! to Standardized Tests Professors on Food Stamps Book of the Month: Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and … Continue reading

Common Core’s Newer Math

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter Common Core’s Newer Math: A Return to Mathematical Ignorance By David G. Bonagura, Jr. First published on January 17, 2014 in National Review. Reprinted with permission of the author and National Review, Inc. © … Continue reading

Book of the Month

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Sex, Lies, and Hook Ups: A Parent’s Guide for Fighting Back, Sally B. Raymond, et al., Heritage Community Services, 2012, $34.95. Sex, Lies, and Hook Ups is written by Heritage … Continue reading

When Abstinence Doesn’t Mean Abstinence

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter When Abstinence Doesn’t Mean Abstinence Parents in Shawnee, Kansas were disturbed when students at Hocker Grove Middle School were shown a sexually explicit poster in a “health” class that is supposedly “abstinence-based.” One father … Continue reading