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Bridging The Gap
A New Jersey lawmaker wants to make cursive mandatory in all elementary schools A New Jersey lawmaker wants to make cursive mandatory in all elementary schools
ASBURY PARK, N.J. – Between mandatory lessons being dropped from the Common Core in 2010 and the continued advancement of technology making even a vague scrawl for credit cards rarer and rarer, cursive in our day-to-day lives is dying. But a bill proposed by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, D-Hudson, is hoping to guarantee students still learn how to write and read in cursive by requiring that s...
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Another fraternity death: UC Santa Cruz student fell out of window after hazing, lawsuit says Another fraternity death: UC Santa Cruz student fell out of window after hazing, lawsuit says
The fraternity wasn't allowed to haze him, but 20-year-old Alex Beletsis was dead anyway. His attorneys say he was forced to drink alcohol and then fell out an 18-foot-high window. Not only did the members of Theta Chi cause his death, Beletsis’ attorneys argue, but they also tried to cover it up during a subsequent investigation by the University of California, Santa Cruz. Beletsis’ family...
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Blackface post by Colorado State students sparks outcry as racial issues mount Blackface post by Colorado State students sparks outcry as racial issues mount
Colorado State has called out a social media post showing students pictured in blackface over the weekend. Four Colorado State University students are pictured in an Instagram story wearing blackface, with text on the photo reading “Wakanda forevaa,” a reference to Marvel’s "Black Panther." It's one of several incidents in the past two years that CSU's administration has acknowledged as inci...
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'Can't pay their bills with love': In many teaching jobs, teachers' salaries can't cover rent 'Can't pay their bills with love': In many teaching jobs, teachers' salaries can't cover rent
In sunny Miami, bilingual elementary teacher Mari Corugedo has 26 years of experience, a master's degree and a passion for helping Spanish-speaking students quickly learn English. Her annual compensation for those skills: $64,000, plus benefits. That doesn't go far in this popular coastal city, where median rent has shot up to almost $2,000 per month, and the median mortgage is almost $1,300 pe...
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2020 Dems Go Big on Public Education 2020 Dems Go Big on Public Education
Former vice president and 2020 contender Joe Biden stood alongside American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on Tuesday evening in Houston and outlined the first major policy platform of his campaign – supercharging the federal investment in the country's public schools in order to level the playing for poor students, students of color and those with disabilities and boost teacher...
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3 Time Management Strategies for AP Free Response. 3 Time Management Strategies for AP Free Response.
The free response section is typically worth about 50% of your AP exam score. THE FREE RESPONSE section on an AP exam typically accounts for roughly 50% of a student’s total AP score, though the precise weight varies for different subjects. To do well on this type of question, time management is paramount. Students who are taking AP exams this May can quell their free response timing concern...
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Universities should be punished for giving black students lower grades. Universities should be punished for giving black students lower grades.
The government should judge university teaching on the basis of how it promotes equality and diversity he government has recently announced that it plans to improve how black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students perform at university, putting the spotlight back on an issue that has blighted the higher education sector for far too long. The stark fact is that, according to the latest fi...
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Iraq: Violence and reform in education. Iraq: Violence and reform in education.
Attacks on universities and cultural institutions have made getting a good education in Iraq difficult. Many intellectuals have sought refuge in the northern region of Kurdistan, where educational reform is underway. Books are written in Egypt, printed in Lebanon and read in Iraq, according to an old Middle Eastern proverb. In the region, Iraqis have long been considered well-educated and inter...
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Government league tables ‘punish’ schools by failing to take pupil background into account. Government league tables ‘punish’ schools by failing to take pupil background into account.
Government league tables “punish” schools by ignoring pupils’ backgrounds, a new study says. A fifth of secondary schools saw their league table position change by more than 500 places once pupil ethnicity, deprivation and special needs were taken into account, researchers found. The new study, from the University of Bristol, suggests that 40 per cent of schools currently judged to be unde...
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Top Stories: STAAR Results May Not Count Against Harvey-Affected School Districts. Top Stories: STAAR Results May Not Count Against Harvey-Affected School Districts.
As students across the state continue STAAR exams Thursday, the head of the Texas Education Agency has announced he may not count the test scores against annual ratings for schools affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mike Morath announced that at Wednesday's meeting of the state board of education. He cited student and staff displacement, as well as school facility closures and disruptions, as reason...
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