We need to improve our education system. Every politician, from dog catcher to president, from socialist Bernie Sanders to Ted Cruz, would support this statement. What they really mean though is that we need to improve our nation's inner-city schools; the children of the wealthy are doing just fine. ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningApollo 20 in action at Ryan Middle SchoolDuring Saturday's tutoring session for 6th to 8th graders at Ryan Middle School, students were first asked to fill out a multiplication grid table going from 1 times 1 on up. Claudia J. "Coach" Sylvester told them it was "not c ... More >>
Honors are nothing unusual for the Houston school district's DeBakey High School. And frankly, after you've been named Best High School after an extensive study by the Houston Press, everything else is a bit of an anti-climax.But we guess the folks there will still accept the latest good news, fr ... More >>
This is the tale of two teachers. Each of them inherit fifth-graders who test out at the start of the school year, on average, at third grade, fifth month. The kids are from the same neighborhood. They have identical demographics: roughly the same number come from single-parent homes, live in ... More >>
For U.S. kids who are tested more than any previous generation, it just doesn't seem like we're getting the hang of it. SAT scores for the class of 2009 were released today and like the ACT scores released earlier this month they didn't bring particularly happy news for Texas as for the most ... More >>
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