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Untitled. Untitled. The Opportunity Trust awarded $500,000 to Normandy Schools Collaborative and the School District of University City to support their plans to transform teaching and learning outcome.

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Since 2018, the Opportunity Trust has provided the School District of University City with approximately a half-million dollars in grant funds and connection to resources in support of its Learning Reimagined plan. “Their support is equipping our district with the resources and finances necessary to make dramatic and urgent improvements that will directly benefit the most vulnerable young people in our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley. The Opportunity Trust began its work with the Normandy Schools Collaborative in 2019 after being contacted by the district's Board President Sara Foster.

It funded an analysis of performance data, instructional quality, and stakeholder feedback for Normandy Schools Collaborative to help identify the root causes of the district's low performance. New Jersey teachers share growing list of of complaints about hybrid learning model. In a letter to the Parsippany Board of Education and Superintendent Dr.

New Jersey teachers share growing list of of complaints about hybrid learning model

Barbara Sargent, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association says that the superintendent has "established an uncreative, one-size fits-all instructional mandate that has handcuffed teachers and limited our ability to innovate. " In the 6-page letter, the union, which represents educators from all over the district, outlined anonymous grievances from frustrated teachers at 14 Parsippany schools.

From technology malfunctions to attendance issues and cleaning procedures, teachers say they have been forced into a corner with no solution in sight. According to Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District's return to school plan, students will be broken up into groups for one week of in-person learning followed by a week of online learning. 1619 Project: Trump says Department of Education will investigate use in schools. In a Sunday morning tweet, the President said the US Department of Education would investigate whether California schools are using the New York Times' "1619 Project" in public school curriculum.

1619 Project: Trump says Department of Education will investigate use in schools

The Pulitzer-Prize winning collection reframes American history around the date of August 1619, when the first slave ship arrived on America's shores. "Department of Education is looking at this. Remote Learning Pushes America’s Most Vulnerable Students Further Behind. Robert F. Smith Launches New HBCU Student Debt Initiative. Robert F.

Robert F. Smith Launches New HBCU Student Debt Initiative

Smith—the billionaire who pledged during a commencement speech last year to pay off the student debt of the Morehouse College class of 2019—is launching a new initiative to help ease the burden of student loans at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The Student Freedom Initiative, a nonprofit, is aimed at addressing the disproportionate loan burden on Black students and creating more choices for students whose career options or further educational opportunities might be limited by heavy student debt. Reading, writing and separation: How coronavirus could change Missouri schools when they reopen. • Have different grade levels attend school on alternating days, with students receiving take-home meals and attending classes online the other days. • Split classes into morning and afternoon sessions. • Schedule year-round classes with alternating breaks to limit the number of students in each building at one time.

Reading, writing and separation: How coronavirus could change Missouri schools when they reopen

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Destroying classroom materials. Disrespecting teachers. Blurting out answers during tests. - The Washington Post. Untitled. In the summer of 1991, Middletown high school, roughly 70 miles north of Manhattan in New York’s verdant Orange County, acquired a handful of video cameras.

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The goal was to train the school’s teenage students in film-making and media production, using local subjects as a starting point – perhaps a documentary about the city’s sports teams or an amateur talkshow. Instead, under the tutelage of Middletown high’s popular English teacher, Fred Isseks, a rowdy and diverse group of teenagers organised themselves into an investigative journalism unit. Officially, Isseks’ class was open only to the school’s oldest students, aged 16 to 18 – but, unofficially, it welcomed everyone. Kids not even enrolled in the course joined Isseks’ students in shooting short films. The teenagers alternated between grungy early-90s flannel and choker necklaces and awkward attempts at business attire as they honed their reporting skills.

Untitled. When the kids say they’re bored, “it feels like a success, because they’re experiencing mindfulness of the extent of their autonomy,” Franklin said.

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“It’s not humane to be micromanaged.” Most of the students attracted to Sudbury have experienced “educational trauma” in traditional school settings, Franklin said. They have been bullied by other students or felt pressured by grades and standardized tests. Untitled. My Great-Tio Yia’s house is an anchor for my family in Puerto Rico.

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Perched on a parcel of my Great-Grandfathers once expansive sugar cane farm, or “la finca,” it is a simple, but elegant house, with a balcony that overlooks the expanse of the land. Inside, large gubernatorial portraits of Luis Muñoz Marín, the first democratically elected Puerto Rican governor, are prominently displayed next to family photos and Catholic saints. Every time I would visit, Tio Yia would host us around his kitchen table and speak to the history of our hometown, our family (he was one of twelve) and la finca. The stories would inevitably circle back to Governor Muñoz Marín’s legacy, and how he brought industrialization to the mountains.

Muñoz Marín is often revered for his work leading Operation Bootstrap—an initiative to upgrade the infrastructure and economy of Puerto Rico in the 1950s and ‘60s. ’s Use of Your Data. Lessons from Brown's district — Ferguson Special Report. - The Washington Post. Concerned parent describes 'pressure-cooker' environment at site of Colorado school shooting.

When she finally picked up the phone to talk to a county school board member in December, she said she was worried that a "perfect storm" was brewing "for something like a Columbine" shooting.

Concerned parent describes 'pressure-cooker' environment at site of Colorado school shooting

The woman's concerns were detailed in a CNN story this week following a shooting at the suburban Denver school that left one student dead and eight others injured. The mother, who showed CNN evidence of her affiliation with the school but asked not to be identified out of fear of retaliation against her or her child, gave an interview Thursday expanding on her worries about the "pressure-cooker" environment on campus. Following the parent's call to the school board in December, a district official urged the school's executive director to investigate the allegations to determine whether the parent's fears were founded and whether any action needed to be taken.

High School Doesn’t Have to Be Boring. When you ask American teenagers to pick a single word to describe how they feel in school, the most common choice is “bored.” The institutions where they spend many of their waking hours, they’ll tell you, are lacking in rigor, relevance, or both. They aren’t wrong. Studies of American public schools from 1890 to the present suggest that most classrooms lack intellectual challenge. A 2015 Gallup Poll of nearly a million United States students revealed that while 75 percent of fifth-grade students feel engaged by school, only 32 percent of 11th graders feel similarly. Teachers Quit Jobs at Highest Rate on Record. Down With Homework, Say U.S. School Districts.

Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality. How Corporations Actually Use Their Tax Cuts Attn ACCORDING TO ELIZABETH WARREN the Corporate Tax Cut Was a Total Bait-And-Switch - US Senator Elizabeth Warren. - The Washington Post. Untitled. The 25 states with the largest teacher pay gap. Collection_40670d26-a912-5751-baba-245c747f1581. Thousands of students of color attend public schools where no teacher looks like them. When Sha’Diya Tomlin began attending Kirkwood High School three years ago, a white teacher asked her: “How many kids do you have?” The teacher had not only assumed she was a teenage mother, but she had mistaken Sha’Diya for another black student. In Trump country, a university confronts its skeptics. Free-range education: Why the unschooling movement is growing - CSMonitor.com.

Madison, N.H. — On a late Monday morning in this rural New Hampshire town, Dayna and Joe Martin’s four children are all home. Devin, age 16, is hammering a piece of steel in the blacksmith forge he and his parents built out of a storage shed in the backyard. Tiffany, 14, is twirling on a hoverboard, deftly avoiding the kaleidoscope-painted cabinets in the old farmhouse’s living room. Ivy, 10, and Orion, 7, are sitting next to each other using the family’s two computers, clicking through an intense session of Minecraft.

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. 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. 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. 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.

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’ 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. 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.

" Application.pdf. Hawthorn Leadership Academy opens as Missouri's only public girls' school. Kids have three times too much homework, study finds. First day of school: Why August is the new September. Elsesser Editorial on School And Lawyers. An Open Letter to Governor Walker.