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Change for the Better

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we love sharing school success stories! Being a catalyst of change is an overwhelming task, and taking on a failing school system is no exception. 65 more words

Dropout Rates

Despite Nationwide Backlash California Education Officials Stave Off Dissent Over Common Core

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other — California — was conspicuously absent from the debate. 834 more words

News

Good Morning, Loy Norrix: Schools Can Do Themselves a Favor by Changing Start Times to Suit Teens’ Needs

About what time do you wake up in the morning for school? For me, it depends on whether I can get a ride from one of my parents, or if I have to take the bus. 740 more words

Opinion

The three REAL reasons for Finland’s high PISA scores.

I bet all of you are tired of my rose-colored posts on the seemingly perfect Finnish Education system.   I just imagine you saying at home “Ok, we get it. 1,919 more words

Travel

Universities that work hard to subvert student rights with FERPA waivers

Imagine this scene: A professor at work gets a phone call.

Phone Voice: Hi, I’m the parent of Bill Smith, a student in your intro class. 1,273 more words