What would happen if an elementary school abolished homework? This.
Citing the lack of evidence that homework does much if anything to improve academic performance in elementary grades, a principal in Manhattan notified parents that there would be no more after-school assignments for the public school’s students.
Why School Choice Fails
A long history shows that families often choose segregation over mixed-race learning.
17 shocking facts that could change the way you think about water forever
Water, water everywhere but less than 0.5% to drink.
KCKPS Is Proud to Announce the 2018 Reasons to Believe Honorees
Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Marketing and Communication, (913) 279-2225 Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2018 Reasons to Believe recognition. These are individuals whose accomplishments showcase their incredible skills and life stories, highlighting their perseverance, hard work and dedication. Their qualities exemplify to all of us why they are Reasons to Believe and inspirations to many The following honorees will be celebrated at the Central Office and Training Center on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m Jeainnie Brown: certified public accountant, Hallmark Cards Inc. (1989 graduate, Wyandotte High School) Janie Gaunce: president and chief executive officer of Grapevine Designs, LLC (1976 graduate, Washington High School) Lyle Gibson: division…
1000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide
This resource guide was created in direct response to the multiple requests made by educators, parents and students. Like Marley Dias, so many of you have asked for books with black girls as the main characters. And because of you, we have received thousands of books. Here we are sharing with you the first 700 book titles. We have not yet catalogued all the books. As a small organization with only two full-time staff, our resources are limited. Beginning in April, each month we will provide you with updates of new book titles This resource includes words of welcome from Marley Dias, Creator of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. It also includes comments from Dr. Lauren Wells, Chief Education Officer, City of Newark who offers us tips on how we can foster and promote reading…
Microsoft is giving Minecraft to schools for free
Minecraft is letting teachers download Minecraft: Education Edition for free before the full version goes on sale in September.
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
Why More Students are Choosing Community Colleges over Traditional Four-Year Schools
Community colleges are quickly becoming a key competitor against four year universities – and for many good reasons! Learn about why more students are opting to enroll in their local community college, rather than going straight to four year institutions.
2018 Reunion Weekend
Photos by John Gilooly, Gil Talbot, John Hurley, Tory Westnofske
Top 10 Amusement and Water Parks 2015
Our panel of experts help choose the best family-friendly parks with amazing thrills and new attractions.