The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development in Elgin has launched the first pre-K gym class among more than 385 schools in the US that are owned and operated by independent educator-franchisees, and teachers at the school hope it will help to reduce childhood obesity.
Personal commentary on the extensive series of stories running in the Baltimore Sun about out-of-control spending at Baltimore City Schools. Need to stop the lavishness.
Preliminary results from research out of Penn State suggests that high-performing charter schools in Texas may be that way because they select students who would be more teachable anyway.
In a lawsuit alleging Illinois’s second-largest school district unfairly denied access to quality programs by blacks and Hispanics, the court heard from two experts in bilingual education with different views on the quality of U-46’s program.
A survey from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University says 9 out of 10 high schoolers say their classmates drink, drug, or smoke during the school day. Half know someone who sells drugs. And seeing people abusing marijuana and alcohol on Facebook and other social networking sites makes them want to party like that themselves.
A student hit by a car near his high school in Baltimore County, on the first day of school, reminds us all that new traffic on the roads, especially school buses and student pedestrians, should make us pay closer attention. Includes some advice from police in Champaign, Ill.
A student was shot in the cafeteria at Perry Hall High School by another student Monday morning.
We take a look at the 44th annual Phi Delta Kappa-Gallup poll that surveyed Americans’ opinions about education. A few findings are interesting, but most are what we would expect based on bombardment of media messages to the American public.
The DuPage County NAACP Youth Works Program sponsored its second annual college readiness fair Saturday at Neuqua Valley High School. The overall message to students was to get organized early for college, dream big, and do what you have to do in order to keep those dreams alive.
Teacher evaluations are, by law, to be tied to student performance data, as much as that can be measured. Not the whole evaluation, but about half of it. Oh, and this is a national trend that I totally cannot understand.