The fourth annual Give Kids Good Schools Week takes place next week, from October 11-17. Give Kids Good Schools is a national campaign to improve and highlight public education. Activities around the country include writing to local papers to highlight local public school programs and exchanging ideas about public schools with the community, family, and friends. But the Education
In its most recent report, Time to Act: An agenda for advancing adolescent literacy for college and career success, the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy finds that “the [reading] status quo in middle and high schools in America is based on a 20th-century vision of the literacy and skills needed to succeed
The New York Times recently reported that the Obama administration is looking to lengthen the school year. While it is true, as Education Secretary Arne Duncan says, that “Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy and not too many of our kids are working the fields today,” does it stand to reason that
When my kids were little, I didn’t know a lot about how they learned to read. Their teachers sent home notes saying it was important to read to them and for them to read out loud. Trying to be the perfect parent that I wanted to be, I read to them and they read to me.
Now that school is back in session, you can bet that the issue of school funding will arise in school board and PTA meeetings. If you’re one whose eyes glaze over at the thought of dealing with this complex subject, we can help! The Center’s guide called Money Matters is just the ticket for understanding the ins and outs