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Hundreds of colleges are using a sexual assault prevention program that doesn't even require people to use the word "rape."
Researchers tend to compare the bystander message to successful public health policies like condom distribution for HIV prevention
Charter schools are publicly funded but privately run, sometimes by for-profit companies. They receive taxpayer dollars to
"I could care less if I don't get elected to office again, but today I stand for all of Adelanto in saying we will not be
* Debate over charter schools, future of public education Rhee says she is well on her way to raising $1 billion, though
Now, courtesy of Gates and others, we're on the front edge of an analogous privatizing wave that will drown public education. Once it's gone, we'll never get it back.
As the school year closes on hundreds of school turnarounds, the must-read book is Alexander Russo's Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors. Russo recounts the turnaround of Locke High School by Steve Barr and Green Dot.
I can't help but wonder if it isn't an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our public schools in: setting them up to fail, making it impossible for them to be creative or independent.
Much of what has been written about Harlem Village Academies, Green Dot and many other charter schools is the product of a massive PR machine, of which Waiting for "Superman" is just the glossiest example.
"Waiting for 'Superman' " may well perform a valuable service by shining light on a long-neglected issue. But I can't help but focus on the fact that it seems flawed in its two principal policy arguments.
But in choosing--and reinforcing--the clichés of school reform, Waiting for "Superman" naively endorses an inflammatory politics that only hardens people and their positions.
Charter schools are not the magic bullet that will transform urban minority public schools. As you peel away layers of the charter onion, the inevitable problems come to the surface.
Think of it as a big chem lab experiment. The Los Angeles Unified School District is testing the hypothesis that allowing a bunch of people to compete for running schools will yield better ones.
Some of the most interesting examples of urban education reform anywhere in the nation are happening here in Los Angeles. One of these reforms is in teacher training.
Getting unions to prioritize compensation and not the strictures that constrain schools would require a tectonic shift in their priorities, but precedent for such reformed advocacy does exist.
For many people who do not have bank accounts, or cannot get a credit card, the appeal is irresistible, making the reloadable
What made the situation on Seinfeld funny is that Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer did what most of us would have done, though
Despite the negative press, LA is a vibrant hub of ethnicities and ideas, a thriving metropolis that spurs continuous innovation for the common good.
California lawmakers this week reached agreement on statewide education reform efforts, which promise to make the state more competitive for up to $700 million in federal support.