magnet schools

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."
In a town like Chicago, "choice" isn't a right, but a privilege based on income, class, and skin color.
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.
We know how to make a positive difference in the lives of so many poor Black males. But we have to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We don't have to keep doing the things we're getting wrong.
“Part of this is to cut down the number of students who have to take remedial education going into college,” explained Superintendent
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.
Must teachers at cyberschools or charter schools be fully trained and certified? Should any constraints be placed on the choice decisions of parents and schools in order to avoid segregation and stratification by wealth, race, special needs, or other attributes?
Experts say, however, that more immersive, participatory and fun learning methods like video games in education can make
The minds we waste each day in substandard public education could be the next Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. Our children can't wait.
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.
"What the charter schools are doing is addressing a need. Just as a matter of fact, right now those needs are reflected with
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
Dear Attorney General Holder, Here's what I know from having taught in big city public high schools for the past 15 years: We want your children to fail. That's the truth.