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Education
As teachers, we have what we have. Of course I wish that things were different, but I have to do my best with what I'm given. Parents don't wake up and try to send you the toughest kid at their house just to aggravate you.
Weird News
USDA guidelines recommend that frozen roasts be thrown out after four to 12 months. Some of the pork roast was dated 2009
Politics
Israel's Haredi Schools Get Standardized Testing? As YNet reports, Israel's ultra-Orthodox religious schools, which receive public money, will have to take standardized tests -- as ordered by the Supreme Court. A judge said that such schools "should start taking things seriously, or face the consequences." Why, you ask, do I bring you news from across the planet? It's an interesting parallel to an ongoing debate on our own soil. In the U.S., there has been much talk over whether private schools that receive public-school vouchers or tax credits should be held to the same standards as their public school peers. Obviously the structure is different, and in Israel there's no public-private distinction between the schools. But it's still fascinating to watch.
College
I'm a believer in performance funding for state institutions of higher learning, at least where some measure of sense is displayed in devising the appropriate formula.
Education
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In 2012, new teacher-evaluation systems and merit pay spread across
Education
One Utah boy may face charges for taking the matter into his own hands and bringing a gun to school for protection. Schools
Education
The TEA PAC is funded from teacher dues, although teachers may indicate they do not want to support the PAC. "Fortunately
Education
5:30 to 7 p.m., Hamilton Community Center, 1363 Person Ave Distributed by MCT Information Services Locally, the schools under
Education
Teachers are down these days, and budgets are depleted. To keep current teachers and attract new ones, school districts across the country must get creative to show their teachers that they are valued and supported.
Education
"She needs to be up out of here. Because how can you do your job and that's what you think about students?" parent Monica
Education
Parents are still worried that children may have been exposed before the items were found on the playground, but officials
Education
The concept began to take off about five years ago, as the charter school movement gained steam. Charter schools are publicly
Education
The Tennessean reports Metro Nashville school officials are hopeful the penalty can be avoided through a conversation with
Education
WSMV reports some parents have expressed concerns about accountability, though the district maintains that if anything, the
Education
HuffPost Live will be taking a comprehensive look at the corrupting influence of money on our politics Sept. 6 from 12-4
Education
Alumni, many still in their mid-20s, serve as principals at scores of charter schools. They run nearly 100 public school
Education
"I'm sorry to hear that "Robopocalypse" has upset any parents. The novel is a thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world in
Education
Pushing states to hurry up or to follow plans that experimentation shows may be faulty might attract criticism, but the Obama
Education
What speech has a Tennessee school decided must be banned?
  1. Wearing black armbands to protest the war.
  2. Displaying a confederate flag.
  3. Discussing the Wiccan neo-pagan religion.
  4. Wearing insignia that depicted firearms.
  5. Something else.
And the answer is . . .