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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'... Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v.

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'...

Board of Education, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated. What Colleges Can Do Right Now to Help Low-Income Students Succeed - The Chro... Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT And ACT? : NPR Ed. Carol McMullen-Pettit (right), a Premier Tutor at The Princeton Review, goes over SAT test preparation with 11th-grader Suzane Nazir in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT And ACT? : NPR Ed

Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Message to My Freshman Students  For the first time in many years I am teaching a freshman course, Introduction to Philosophy.

Message to My Freshman Students 

The experience has been mostly good. I had been told that my freshman students would be apathetic, incurious, inattentive, unresponsive and frequently absent, and that they would exude an insufferable sense of entitlement. I am happy to say that this characterization was not true of most students. Still, some students are often absent, and others, even when present, are distracted or disengaged. Some have had to be cautioned that class is not their social hour and others reminded not to send text messages in class.

Welcome to higher education! The ugly segregationist history of the charter school movement. As a parent I find it easy to understand the appeal of charter schools, especially for parents and students who feel that traditional public schools have failed them.

The ugly segregationist history of the charter school movement

As a historical sociologist who studies race and politics, however, I am disturbed both by the significant challenges that plague the contemporary charter school movement, and by the ugly history of segregationist tactics that link past educational practices to the troubling present. The now-popular idea of offering public education dollars to private entrepreneurs has historical roots in white resistance to school desegregation after Brown v. Board of Education (1954). The desired outcome was few or, better yet, no black students in white schools. Curious City: Chicago Public Schools laid off truancy officers in 1992 and tr... Over the past few years, Curious City has answered many questions about Chicago streets: why they get cleaned, why some get names but others receive numbers, and why portions of the Kennedy Expressway sometimes switch directions.

Curious City: Chicago Public Schools laid off truancy officers in 1992 and tr...

But what caught Saundra Oglesby’s attention is what’s missing from city streets, or rather who has been missing. We met Saundra just once, but her question needs little clarification: Why aren't truancy officers riding around like they used to? Saundra — a resident of Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood — is referring to the men and women once employed by Chicago Public Schools to track down students who did not turn up for class.

ACT college entrance exam, scoring tweaked Chicago Tribune 6/6/14. Starting next year, students who take the ACT college admission test will face a more complex task if they choose to write an essay and will receive new scores for English language arts and the combined fields of science and mathematics.

ACT college entrance exam, scoring tweaked Chicago Tribune 6/6/14

The ACT, the nation’s most widely used admission test, will retain its total scoring scale of 1 to 36 and its format of assessing achievement in English, math, reading and science, with an optional essay. Jul10TSFeature. The Hidden Culprit Behind Rising Tuition: Wall Street. By Lisa Wade, PhD, 9 hours ago at 09:00 am In the lasts 15 years, student debt has grown by over 1,000% and the debt held by public colleges and universities has tripled.

The Hidden Culprit Behind Rising Tuition: Wall Street

Where is the money going? The scholars behind a new report, Borrowing Against the Future: The Hidden Costs of Financing U.S. Higher Education, argue that profit is the culprit. Professors’ Pet Peeves. I got this email from an Ivy League student when I arrived to give a speech.

Professors’ Pet Peeves

Mrs. Obama's Open Letter On Importance of Education - Michelle Obama On Impor... First Lady Michelle Obama, First Lady Marème Sall and principal Rouguy Ly Sal talk with students at a visit to the Martin Luther King Middle School, an all-girls school in Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013.

Mrs. Obama's Open Letter On Importance of Education - Michelle Obama On Impor...

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) College sexual assault: A campus-by-campus report card. Students at Amherst College no longer have to worry about being judged by classmates or faculty who have traditionally adjudicated sexual assault complaints on campus.

College sexual assault: A campus-by-campus report card

Instead, the liberal arts school will rely on independent, trained professionals from outside the academic community to oversee such charges. After a second full year of the new system, it’s just one of many changes being made on campuses across the country as tens of thousands of students return to schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault incidents. Interactive: Colleges pending sexual assault investigations One in five women will face sexual assault while attending college, according to a government report.

But beyond that rough estimate, there is so little reliable information about the prevalence of sexual assault and gender-based violence. The Economic Impact of School Suspensions. A recent report found that African-American girls were suspended at much higher rates than their white peers, a phenomenon that leads to lower earnings and educational attainment in the long run.