Education News 01.08.14

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University of Maryland course encourages clean-eating, locally grown, sustainable food movement.

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January 8, 2014


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This Is What Could Close The Achievement Gap Among Young Kids
…high-quality early childhood education could close the academic achievement gap between low-income and affluent students, a new study suggests.

Baltimore teachers kepticism over Common Core
Worst of all, the teachers questioned whether the new standards are even having a beneficial impact on students.

Michigan’s proposed third grade reading mandate
Part of the Education Establishment’s opposition to the reading requirement stems from how much it would cost.

Why is the government being so secretive about free schools?
If taxpayer money is being handed out to members of the public, we need the government to be savvy about which groups they back and why.

Teacher seizes candy canes, says ‘Jesus is not allowed’
“Jesus is not allowed in school” and then — right in front of his little six-year-old eyes — ripped the religious messages from each candy cane

 


UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD WINNERS FOR 2013

Commentaries and Reports

15 Months in Virtual Charter Hell: A Teacher’s Tale
Kenneth J. Bernstein – We have an opportunity to push back at the profiteers who are destroying the public commons, starting with the public schools.

States Struggle To Overhaul Schools After No Child Left Behind
Joy Resmovits – According to the reports, a few states are not using schools’ shortcomings when determining their turnaround plans.


Blogs

Let Local School Leaders Do Their Job
by James Shuls – So what does this say about traditional teacher training programs? Some might argue that they are of no use


Higher Education

Students Earn Credit For Changing Their Diet
University of Maryland course encourages clean-eating, locally grown, sustainable food movement.


Global
Schools urged to teach about consent in sex education
Schools are failing to prepare young people for “pleasurable, equal and safe relationships”,

Cyberbullying ‘on rise’
The charity also handled 10,961 cases where a young person raised concerns about another child.

 


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