There are no do-overs or reboots, and our primary job as parents is to lay a solid foundation for our children's future. I want more for my son. I expect more of my son -- and so should his school. My kids are not an experiment for a foundering system.
Quietly working to close the achievement gap in America, magnet schools offer competitive education without regard to real estate. Magnet schools originated in the 1970s in hope of promoting voluntary desegregation.
"Not having to participate in this complicated system is really a privilege."
This embrace of multiplicity carries through virtually every aspect of the school. Walk into the cafeteria and you will find students fluidly socializing across tables, rather than choosing to segregate by race, as happens in so many American high schools.
Here we all are, waiting on pins and needles for the CPS computer to spit out a letter informing us if our kids made it into one of Chicago's selective enrollment high schools -- about as likely as the Cubs winning the World Series.
iTech Academy, Miami Video Game-Themed Magnet, Aims To Prepare Students For Technological Job Market
Experts say, however, that more immersive, participatory and fun learning methods like video games in education can make
We need to make sure that students from all parts of the city have the right to participate in this important alternative, which is one of the only real paths to college, particularly for disadvantaged students, that's left in the City of Los Angeles.
Gene Banks's widely derided "If I Was A Poor Black Kid" column oversimplifies a lot -- including how hard it is to get into Philly's best schools.
The beginning of the end came, in New York, as in most other urban school systems, as a result of the unintended consequences of busing to achieve integration.
They are being replaced by younger, less well-paid greenhorns who cost school districts less, but also do not bring as much
The school has found enormous success through the use of its arts program and was awarded the title of "Blue Ribbon School
If Dr. J. ran Stanford, in the name of fairness, kids with 3.1s would get in and kids who had worked hard and applied themselves