Education News 12.18.13

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December 18, 2013


Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Democrat: Investigate every homeschool parent
“If it is not recommended, parents would have to submit to an ‘intervention’ before further consideration of their request to homeschool.”

Districts been hoarding millions
…state’s approximately 500 public school districts are sitting on a combined $3.5 billion in unreserved fund balances (or saving accounts).

Black Student ‘Lynches’ Two White Guys, Calls It Art
while students were on campus watched the “lynching” two white guys from a tree on the northern California campus.

Fifth grader’s blue-ribbon speech on how religions should coexist deemed too religious
…school’s assistant principal pulled the kid aside and revoked his prize because he mentioned religion in his speech.

HISD wins $30 million Race to the Top grant
We have too many kids that are dropping out of school because they’re not engaged


CALLING FOR NOMINEES UPTON SINCLAIR AWARDS

Commentaries and Reports

Boy Trouble
Kay S. Hymowitz – the chances of climbing out of the low-end labor market—and of becoming reliable husbands and fathers—are looking worse and worse.

ETHICS CHARGE AGAINST LINAHAN & SEN. DAN PATRICK’S INVESTIGATION OF HARMONY CHARTERS
…legal troubles at a Louisiana charter school have reached Texas school’s business ties with Houston-based Harmony Public Schools

 

 


Blogs

Common Core and the Food Pyramid
Rick Hess – “Common Core” not really about the committee-generated verbiage–it’s really about all the test-based accountability.

 


Higher Education

School administrator apologizes for ‘non-urban’
…emotionally sensitivity students felt students felt it was offensive and hurt their feeling.

College police expand reach
Campus police around the country are increasingly expanding their jurisdiction beyond the school

Court favors of guns on public university campuses
A Florida court ruled on Tuesday that the state may not prevent students from storing firearms in their vehicles on campuses.


Global

Professional parents ‘move for good schools’
About one in three (32%) professional parents in England has moved to an area they consider to have good schools


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