Education Reform

4:00pm

Tue August 14, 2012
Education

Education Reform: Schools Can't Do it Alone

Screencap from Jamie Vollmer's video presentation of The Blueberry Story
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  • Education author Jamie Vollmer discusses why America's schools need to change, and why community engagement is essential to the process.

Many people believe that American schools are failing, but there’s very little consensus on why – or how to fix the problem.

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2:56pm

Wed May 23, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Pivots To Education Platform In Seeking Latino Votes

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:39 pm

Mitt Romney speaks at the Latino Coalition annual economic summit Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Evan Vucci AP

Declaring that a "national emergency" exists in public education, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shifted from his usual economic message to outline his education platform during a speech to a Latino business group Wednesday.

Romney pledged to provide federal funding for "every" child from low-income families, or those with special needs, to attend the public, public charter or, in some cases, private school of their parents' choice. The proposals are boilerplate Republican Party planks.

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9:54am

Fri May 11, 2012
Education

EdNews: Legislative Review 2012

Education News Colordao

An improving economy and a willingness to listen may have been the key factors behind passage of significant education bills by the 2012 legislature.

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2:37pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Education

EdNews: TCAP Reading Results Reveal Trends

A student at work in Sheridan's Fort Logan Elementary, where Wednesday's results show third-grade reading scores are on the rise.
Education News Colorado

Nearly three-fourths of Colorado third-graders are reading at grade level, a slight increase that matches the highest proficiency mark achieved in the past ten years, according to results released Wednesday.

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1:38am

Mon April 23, 2012
Education

Chicago Wants Longer School Day; Foes Want Details

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 7:39 am

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sits with South Side first-graders in October. Emanuel's plan to lengthen the school day and the school year has met with resistance.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Most kids in Chicago's public schools spend just five hours and 45 minutes in school a day. It's one of the shortest school days in the country.

That's why more than half of the city's public elementary schools have no recess. At those that do, it's shockingly short.

"We have a 10-minute recess and a 10-minute lunch at our school," says Wendy Katten, mother of a third-grader at Burley Elementary School in Chicago. "It's not sufficient."

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