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Monday, 8 AM; Take One

Monday, 8 AM; Take OneI stand on top of my desk, a blunted, fencing sword in my hand, a copy of Hamlet in the other. A student, looking uncannily like Queen Gertrude, sits opposite me, her hands wringing, eyeing the “body” of the recently slain Polonius lying on the floor.

“Leave wringing of your hands!” I yell and poor Gertrude looks on with fear. The scene freezes for an instant before I pass the foils (more…)

Harvard Study Finds That Parents Grade Their Local Schools on Basis of Student Achievement Not Racial Composition of School

Harvard Study Finds That Parents Grade Their Local Schools on Basis of Student Achievement Not Racial Composition of SchoolFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Cambridge, MA — A Harvard University study released today provides the first evidence from a nationally representative sample of Americans that the public, and especially parents, grade their local schools on the basis (more…)

To Catch a Cheat

To Catch a CheatThe Costano School in East Palo Alto, California, achieved national recognition in 2000 for overcoming enormous obstacles to achieve academic success. Its principal, Marthelia Hargrove, was designated Principal of the Year by the National Alliance of Black School Educators, and the school was identified by the nonprofit Education Trust as one of the relatively few high-poverty, high-minority (more…)

Competition Passes the Test

Competition Passes the TestDo public schools respond to competition from private schools by improving the quality of instruction? This is one of the key questions in the voucher debate. Advocates of vouchers believe that public schools facing the threat of losing students and funding to private schools will take the measures necessary to raise student performance. Opponents worry that vouchers will actually (more…)

Credits Crunched

Credits CrunchedArizona reemerged this year as the central front in the legal conflict over private school choice, with three cases challenging four programs decided within six weeks. Plaintiffs included the state’s teachers unions, the Arizona School Boards Association, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, and the People for the American Way. The Institute (more…)

Navigating Youth Sports

Navigating Youth SportsDo you hope your child will make new friends through sports? Does your husband envision a full athletic scholarship? If you answered yes to both questions, you’d better discuss the value of sports in your family.

While playing a sport is surely a positive, conflicts can happen. When the sport interferes with family time, is stressful for the child, or the coach’s values and the family’s (more…)

Get Expert Recommendation Letter Writing Help Online – Education

Get Expert Recommendation Letter Writing Help Online - EducationLooking for a job is not as easy as it seems to be. During your search, you will understand that it takes a lot of effort to do so. In order to ensure that you increase your visibility to the recruiters in the job market, it is important to have a proper format for all your documents. This includes submitting a well written recommendation letter. The resume should include all the relevant information (more…)