Talented and Gifted Controvers...

Sep 16, 2019 by

There is needless strife surrounding the proposed abolition of traditional “gifted and talented” programs in our schools....

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Teaching–Job or Professi...

Sep 13, 2019 by

Is teaching a job or a profession?  Six of one, half-dozen . No difference.  Or to the extent there is, it is...

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Excused Mental Health Absence ...

Sep 11, 2019 by

If the theme of proposed legislation sounds compassionate and serves to provide name-recognition to an ambitious politician,...

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Students’ Nazi Video

Sep 4, 2019 by

Around a dozen students at Pacifica High School in Southern California, giving the “Heil Hitler” salute, recently marched...

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A Sacred Right of Teachers

Aug 29, 2019 by

Four months after being removed from his leadership position for tampering with teacher-given student grades without their prior...

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Eye in the Classroom Sky

Aug 28, 2019 by

The Florida Department of Education is playing with fire while walking a tightrope.  They say they just want to be safe. They...

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Bias Training

Aug 28, 2019 by

The Department of Education’s mandated “bias training” could be the “third rail” of education...

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Pograms on the College Quad an...

Aug 27, 2019 by

Betsy DeVos, the improbable and should have been impossible but nonetheless Senate-confirmed ( by the vice-president’s...

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Fraud: Paltry and Non-Actionab...

Aug 23, 2019 by

For undisclosed reasons, the Department of Education recently removed the probationary principal of a high school from his...

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First Amendment as Government&...

Aug 5, 2019 by

“When public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment...

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Be A Responsible Worker: Don&#...

Aug 2, 2019 by

Teachers suffering, for example,  from cancer whose survival depends on treatment extending beyond the ten days ‘sick...

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First Amendment: Weaponized or...

Jul 31, 2019 by

“When public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment...

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Regents Exams: Pull the Plug?

Jul 30, 2019 by

Why do people who know better often consent to being fooled?   Who is kidding whom? By and large, graduating high school...

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School Custodians

Jul 24, 2019 by

School custodians historically have either gotten a bad rap or are underestimated and taken for granted. Sometimes even the...

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Heatstroke and Learning Joys

Jul 22, 2019 by

“Thank you, Nature, for sparing us embarrassment by not putting us to the test!” That could be the Department of...

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STEM OR STEAM?

Jul 17, 2019 by

School systems across our country are scrambling to play “catch up” with the stress on science, technology, engineering...

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The Bronx Global Learning Inst...

Jul 16, 2019 by

“Things are seldom what they seem.  Skim milk masquerades as cream” These lines from a 19th century operetta were...

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Food For Belly and Food For Th...

Jul 9, 2019 by

First the body: The summer meals program that began last week in over a thousand public schools and other sites citywide offers free...

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Statistics and the Yawning Gap

Jul 8, 2019 by

The New York Post, which injects fresh outrage into stale education stories, has revived an old body of evidence from its morgue....

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Possible Cancer Cluster in Upp...

Jul 2, 2019 by

Three public schools sharing a common campus in Upper Manhattan are being checked out for a possibly statistically significant cancer...

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