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Students working on math problems on a white board

In the News: Math Scares Your Child’s Elementary School Teacher — And That Should...

In the Los Angeles Times, Daniel Willingham tackles a problem of teaching math: "teaching deep understanding to elementary students requires that teachers have that understanding themselves. Studies consistently show many don’t."

In The News: The Changing Face of School Integration

A new report by the Washington Post shows the overall number of children attending U.S. public schools with students of other races has actually doubled over the past 25 years. At the same time, many urban schools remain deeply segregated. An analysis by Tomas Monarrez, Brian Kisida and Matthew M. Chingos in Education Next examined this issue in the context of charter schooling.
Link to the New York Times

In the News: How New York’s Elite Public Schools Lost Their Black and Hispanic...

Black and Hispanic students currently represent 70 percent of New York City's school system, but make up just 10 percent of the enrollment in the specialized high schools.
Link to Washington Post article

In the News: Can You Skip 47 Days of English Class and Still Graduate...

School system officials say that unexcused absences do not directly factor into course grades because of the system’s “standards-based” approach.

In the News: Drowning in Debt From Employee Benefits and Unwilling to Reform, Los...

In Los Angeles, voters will weigh in on Measure EE, a ballot measure to raise funds for public schools, on June 4.

In the News: Sanders Chooses Teachers Unions Over Black Voters

By taking on charter schools Bernie Sanders may be alienating black voters.
Photo linking to AJC.com

In the News: Morehouse Commencement Speaker to Pay Off Class of 2019’s Student Loans

In the days since the announcement, lots of questions have been raised about how the gift will work and who most deserves assistance.
The two time zones in the Florida Panhandle provide an opportunity for a study on the effects of school start times. (Figure 1)

Rise and Shine

How school start times affect academic performance
Link to Chalkbeat article

In the News: New Democratic Divide on Charter Schools Emerges, as Support Plummets Among...

The divide may factor into the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination and into debates about education reform.


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