Where did the summer go?

Although it’s just the beginning of August, some schools are back in full swing, with more opening up next week. Doesn’t it seem like kids are going back to school earlier and earlier? Which raises the question, “Are schools moving away from the traditional September-June calendar?” Not really, according to the Center’s report called Making

Playing with fire

Maybe I’m just drawn to a controversy, but I’m inevitably fascinated by discussions on gender and education. This time it was a blog post called “Looking Past the Cheetos,” where a sixth-grade teacher and former Teacher of the Year argues that schools are set up to view most boys as “walking disruptions to be dismissed

Helping ALL students graduate

In 2001, California’s San Jose Unified School District found that only 23 percent of its Hispanic students graduated with the requirements needed to enroll in one of California’s four-year public colleges. This is monumental, considering that the district’s Hispanic student population is a little more than 50 percent of the overall student population. On top