Media Commons Archive
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Much of the talk during this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament centered on whether the University of Kentucky’s march toward their seemingly inevitable championship victory was another nail in the coffin of “college” sports. With a squad full of freshmen expected to enter the NBA draft this summer, Kentucky’s team often looked less like a squad of student athletes transforming their physical talents into a college education and more like a finishing school for phenoms who didn’t meet the minimum age requirement to play in the pros.
Five Questions For … John Jackson, Schott Foundation President, on Equity, Quality and the Opportunity to Learn
John Jackson is president and chief executive officer of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, which focuses on issues of preK-12 equity and opportunity. He spoke with EWA about voter concerns, the Opportunity to Learn Campaign, and a new report suggesting low-quality schools are threatening America’s national security.
DAWAN (Development & Welfare Network) a Local Based Organization working for Education for poor & orphan children in pakistan
Here in Pakistan we make a Local Based Origination for Development education for poor and orphan children in earthquake effective areas.
If any one who want to support us, and want to work for poor and needy children in the filed of education, please contact us, join us.
Paul Farhi, media critic for the Washington Post, wrote a provocative article for the American Journalism Review decrying coverage of education reform. He contends American education has never been better, yet headlines trumpet the “failure” of public schools.
At School Administrator magazine, we publish a back-page humor column called “Leadership Lite,” and we’d love for K-12 education beat reporters to share amusing tales that might be fitting for this purpose. Some of our better contributions over the years have come from the news reporting ranks.
UVa English professor Mark Edmundson goes head to head with the Boss in the pages of the April 1 NYT.
“‘Everybody’s got a hungry heart,’ Bruce Springsteen sings. Really? Is that so?
I’m willing to testify; Not all students have hungry hearts. Some do, some don’t, and having a hungry heart (or not) is what makes all the difference for a young person seeking an education.”
Over the past few months there’s been no shortage of school districts — big and small, urban and rural — looking for new leadership. At the same time, many of the superintendent searches are being conducted at a covert level that seems more fitting for private industry than a public office.
Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy, spoke with EWA about why the United States fares so poorly on international comparisons, how fundamental changes are needed in how society views – and treats – teachers, and his belief that there doesn’t have to be a choice between equity and quality when it comes to public schools.
The continuing saga of Bully’s MPAA rating reached a sort of non-resolution Monday, when Harvey Weinstein announced that the Weinstein Co. will release the film, which follows the lives of a group of students coping with bullying at school, without its R rating.
If you didn’t get a chance to pick up the Sunday paper, a fascinating new suspicious-test-results story broke over the weekend.
If you weren’t able to make it to our webinar this afternoon, you can view it in full below. You’ll also find links to the Powerpoints and a list of helpful resources.
Thanks to Scott Jaschik and Mark Walsh for the excellent job breaking down a complex issue.
Though we haven’t posted our agenda for the 65th National Seminar, I can tell you that one of the sessions we have planned will be on the subject of improving access to schools. You may recall the incident from December in Connecticut in which New Haven Independent reporter Melissa Bailey clashed — on video — with a PIO who ultimately apologized and resigned (Emily Richmond previously
Only 80% of Pakistani children finish primary school education. Furthermore, 85% of Pakistani boys and 100% of Pakistani girls reach grade 5. The standard national system of education is mainly inspired from the British system. Pre-school education is designed for 3–5 years old and usually consists of three stages: Play Group, Nursery and Kindergarten (also called ‘KG’ or ‘Prep’). After pre-school education, students go through junior school from grades 1 to 5. This is proceeded by middle school from grades 6 to 8.
Five Questions for PENCIL’s Michael Haberman on Public-Private Partnerships, School Leadership, and Building Community
Since 1995, the PENCIL Partnership Program has helped facilitate public-private partnerships between New York City schools in need and businesses interested in supporting education at the grassroots level. The nonprofit organization has branched out in recent years to other urban districts. EWA spoke with PENCIL president Michael Haberman about the challenges that come with the business of schooling, and the critical role community support plays in student achievement.
A community college president has strong words aimed at those who rely on college graduation rates to gauge the success of community colleges. Writing a no-holds-barred column in The Community College Times, John Sbrega, president of Bristol Community College in Massachusetts, explains college graduation rates rarely apply to community colleges, since the index applies to new students and those with full-time course loads.
Coleen Bondy, a 6th-year English teacher in the L.A. Unified School District, weighs in on her employer’s controversial evaluation model and how it relates to the trials of being a teacher in her city.