January 2010 Archives

A Missouri school district is giving 500 high school freshmen a three-day crash course in "real life skills" to demonstrate the correlation between good grades and future success.


While the world watches horrific images of earthquake victims roll in from Haiti, a number of American students have taken relief matters into their own hands.


With only one percent of the D.C. teaching corps certified by the NBPTS, Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee believes that despite the prestige of the award, the money used for certification could be better spent.


An opinion piece from the United Teachers Los Angeles teachers' union's leadership lays out specifics on how to improve the teaching profession.


A recent study of college graduates involved with Teach for America in some capacity revealed a surprising lack of interest in civic involvement, according to a recent article from The New York Times. The study, called "Assessing the Long-Term Effects of Youth Service: The Puzzling Case of Teach for America," was conducted by sociologist Doug McAdam and his colleague Cynthia Brandt of Stanford University, at the request of Teach for America founder and president, Wendy Kopp. McAdam and Brandt surveyed every TFA candidate between 1993 and 1998, comparing graduates of the program to "dropouts" (those who entered the program, but ...


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