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Reflections on the State of the Union: Rebuilding America, One Student At A Time

Reflections on the State of the Union: Rebuilding America, One Student At A Time

Like millions of Americans, I watched President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday. I watched it particularly with hopes that his words and vision would speak directly to me and to the ninth graders I teach every day at Manual Arts High School in South Central Los Angeles. continue reading »

Hispanic Students in Florida Score Higher on Science Tests

Hispanic Students in Florida Score Higher on Science Tests

In Florida, most students received below average scores on the national science test, yet the Hispanic students scored higher than the national average. continue reading »

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Release of the NAEP Science Report Card

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Release of the NAEP Science Report Card

"The results released today show that our nation's students aren't learning at a rate that will maintain America's role as an international leader in the sciences. When only 1 or 2 percent of children score at the advanced levels on NAEP, the next generation will not be ready to be world-class inventors, doctors, and engineers. continue reading »

“Interesting Things” for ESL Students - Quizzes, Word games, Word Puzzles and More

“Interesting Things” for ESL Students - Quizzes, Word games, Word Puzzles and More

Interesting Things for ESL Students. There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, vocabulary study, pronunciation practice, listening practice and many other things. continue reading »

US Dept of Ed - New Resource for Online Education Communities

US Dept of Ed - New Resource for Online Education Communities

Children's literature, rocketry, engineering, artists, government, boomtowns, consumers, and conservation are the focus of new resources at FREE, the website that makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government: continue reading »

When is work play?

When is work play?

When my oldest daughter, now a teacher in Nevada, was young she rode horses. We lived far from the barn and so she didn’t get to go to the barn everyday but only a few times each week. So when she did get to the barn she gave it her all. continue reading »

Cash for Grades?

Cash for Grades?

Privately funded programs try paying students to boost achievement. continue reading »

Return on Educational Investment -A District-by-District Evaluation of U.S. Educational Productivity

Return on Educational Investment -A District-by-District Evaluation of U.S. Educational Productivity

This report is the culmination of a yearlong effort to study the efficiency of the nation’s public education system and includes the first-ever attempt to evaluate the productivity of almost every major school district in the country. continue reading »

Study: After Two yrs College-45% No Significant Gain in Knowledge, after 4 Years Not a Lot Better

Study: After Two yrs College-45% No Significant Gain in Knowledge, after 4 Years Not a Lot Better

45% of the nations college attendees show no gains in knowledge during their first two years in college, while after four years 36% showed little change in knowledge. This is being attributed to the fact that Instructors tend to be more focused on their research than teaching the new students. continue reading »

More Financial Aid Will Yield More College Graduates

More Financial Aid Will Yield More College Graduates

Last year, student loans were the target. Now, US Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller wants to overhaul financial aid in its entirety. The goal: To not only make college and university studies accessible to students, but to encourage students to obtain degrees. continue reading »