Are Charter Schools the Answer?

Are Charter Schools the Answer?

Everyone in the education community is talking about charter schools.  For the last several years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other organizations have been touting the topic.  In fact, they have spent over $25 million in seven cities across the country...
Year-Round School: Yes, or No?

Year-Round School: Yes, or No?

If you ask most kids whether they would like to go to school all year long, they will answer with a resounding, “No!” Yet, in some countries, such as Finland, that is what they do.  Many argue that the United States will not be able to compete in the global...
Alliance For Education: Helping Students Succeed

Alliance For Education: Helping Students Succeed

Not every child is born into the world under equal circumstances. Some are faced with socioeconomic challenges, others with learning disabilities. But groups like Alliance for Education are working to provide every student with the same opportunity for success, no...
Diane Ravitch: Forever Intertwined With Education

Diane Ravitch: Forever Intertwined With Education

There are millions of students, teachers, parents, principals, and education advocates in the United States. Such a large group of people breeds a diverse set of beliefs regarding what is best for the American school system. Diane Ravitch is one person who has been...
Kerry Washington on being “sooo Hollywood”

Kerry Washington on being “sooo Hollywood”

Who spoke at your college graduation?  Do you even remember?  Maybe it was the class valedictorian, or maybe it was somebody more famous.  On a cold drizzly morning, actress Kerry Washington spoke at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.   The lucky...
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