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U.S. high school rankings by state — Most challenging schools - Washington Post. America’s Most Challenging High Schools: A 30-year project that keeps growing. Log In - New York Times. Tim Kaine to Betsy DeVos: ‘Do you not want to answer my question?’ Denied: Steal our data. Higher education is awash with hysteria. That might have helped elect Trump. Students at the University of Chicago participate in a rally to protest President-elect Donald Trump.

Higher education is awash with hysteria. That might have helped elect Trump.

Behavioral Health Services for Children and Families - Great Circle. New Jersey School District Eases Pressure on Students, Baring an Ethnic Divide. On the other side are parents like Mike Jia, one of the thousands of Asian-American professionals who have moved to the district in the past decade, who said Dr.

New Jersey School District Eases Pressure on Students, Baring an Ethnic Divide

Aderhold’s reforms would amount to a “dumbing down” of his children’s education. Photo “What is happening here reflects a national anti-intellectual trend that will not prepare our children for the future,” Mr. Jia said. About 10 minutes from Princeton and an hour and a half from New York City, West Windsor and Plainsboro have become popular bedroom communities for technology entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical researchers and engineers, drawn in large part by the public schools. The district has become increasingly popular with immigrant families from China, India and Korea. African-American participation in elite AP classes lags at St. Louis area schools.

In high schools throughout the St.

African-American participation in elite AP classes lags at St. Louis area schools

Louis area, stark racial differences persist in terms of which students are progressing to the most advanced classes — a divide that threatens the ability of African-American students to prepare for college. Tens of thousands of black students aren’t enrolling in calculus or Advanced Placement classes — long considered the gold standard for college readiness. CPA English 9 -  College Prep & English 10​​ This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids.

Tiffany Anderson, the superintendent of the 3,000-student Jennings School District in Jennings, Mo., addresses college-prep students on Dec. 10.

This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids

Anderson has a "hands-on" approach and visits classrooms frequently. She has brought additional funding, initiative and momentum to the district. The Superintendent Who Turned Around A School District By Tackling Poverty. This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids. This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids. ‘Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation’ Photo In the thought-provoking “Beyond Measure,” Vicki Abeles offers a compelling set of arguments for reconsidering how we define success in American education and for radically altering the approach we’ve taken to get there.

‘Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation’

High grades, high test scores and admission to one of the nation’s elite colleges have long been embraced as symbols of excellence and, by extension, successful parenting. Abeles suggests that pursuit of this narrow form of success is actually harming children and families, and distorting our educational institutions. Her book is bound to be controversial, particularly to the education establishment — university presidents, the testing industry and the policy makers who support them.

For many of them, “Beyond Measure” is likely to be regarded as a threat, if not downright subversive. Unlike others who have written on this topic, Abeles is not primarily focused on the politics driving America’s approach to education. Continue reading the main story. Metro East students shipping textbooks to Africa. 104-year-old man loves his high school, John Burroughs. State Takes Control of Troubled Public Schools in St. Louis.

Obama administration announces new testing guidelines - CNNPolitics.com. After years of complaints from teachers, parents and students alike, the Obama administration on Saturday announced new guidelines toward standardized tests, saying kids spend too much time taking "unnecessary" exams in schools.

Obama administration announces new testing guidelines - CNNPolitics.com

In a Facebook video message, President Barack Obama said he hears from parents who worry about "too much testing, and from teachers who feel so much pressure to teach to a test that it takes the joy out of teaching and learning. " ST.

LOUIS • Girls in white shirts and pleated gray skirts streamed into Hawthorn Leadership Academy on Monday, through the arched limestone doorways that overlook North Kingshighway. The lobby filled with jitters as Hawthorn — the first girls-only public school in Missouri — was about to start its inaugural year. Kimmeran Cade, a sixth-grader, said she was excited but nervous. Her classmate Sophia Beckmann smiled and gave her mom a hug goodbye. Application.pdf. Hawthorn Leadership Academy opens as Missouri's only public girls' school. Kids have three times too much homework, study finds. Now a new study may help explain some of that stress.

Kids have three times too much homework, study finds

The study, published Wednesday in The American Journal of Family Therapy, found students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders, in some cases nearly three times as much homework as is recommended. In the study involving questionnaires filled out by more than 1,100 English and Spanish speaking parents of children in kindergarten through grade 12, researchers found children in the first grade had up to three times the homework load recommended by the NEA and the National PTA. Parents reported first-graders were spending 28 minutes on homework each night versus the recommended 10 minutes. For second-graders, the homework time was nearly 29 minutes, as opposed to the 20 minutes recommended. First day of school: Why August is the new September. "Six more weeks of summer," the subject line taunted.

First day of school: Why August is the new September

"Make 'em fun! " Didn't the fine people at the YMCA know that the summer solstice had not yet arrived? Elsesser Editorial on School And Lawyers. An Open Letter to Governor Walker. Dear Governor Walker:

An Open Letter to Governor Walker