What do Dell, Microsoft, and Apple have in common? . . . Besides computers

All three companies were founded and led by college dropouts. That’s right; Michael Dell, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs all dropped out of college to become three of the most successful businessmen of all time. These are definitely three great American success stories. However, their successes are being used by some to argue that the

Are reading lessons really necessary in high school?

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

A leak in the core

Several months ago, a collaboration of major education organizations began work on a high-profile effort to develop common core standards in English language arts and mathematics based on exemplary state standards and benchmarked to top-performing countries. The effort is led by the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Governors Association (NGA) in partnership