Posts Tagged ‘ schools ’

Back to Basics?

Chalkboards? Erasers? No computers? No IPads? The Waldorf School of the Peninsula uses little to no technology, the students have the same teacher throughout their K-8 education, and there are no need for tests or grades. To the students, parents …

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Who would you want teaching your child?

While reading an article on the need for teacher diversity, I am brought back to my first couple years of teaching. Fresh out of college, 21 years old, my first position was at a school in the Bronx, outside of …

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100 College Essay Topics

  The College Essay – 100+ Fine Prompts 1. What have you undertaken or done on your own in the last year or two that has nothing to do with academic work? (Northwestern) 2. Imagine that you have the opportunity …

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The Value of Homework

What research says about the value of homework: Whether homework helps students—and how much homework is appropriate—has been debated for many years. Homework has been in the headlines again recently and continues to be a topic of controversy, with claims …

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Learning is a choice – Tutoring as an election process!

With the election today, voting and its affect on the course of our country are on almost everyone’s minds. Of course, the prediction is for record turnouts, and if that is the case, it seems like voting has taken on …

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School Daze: Tutors help Students get an Edge

   

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Good News About Education

CEA Org reflects on: 10 Good News Facts About Connecticut Public Education 2010 February 9 tags: positive ed news by Laurel Killough The media often concentrates on what’s wrong with Connecticut’s public schools – but there is also plenty of positive …

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Practicality University?

January 3, 2010 Career U. Making College ‘Relevant’ By KATE ZERNIKE THOMAS COLLEGE, a liberal arts school in Maine, advertises itself as Home of the Guaranteed Job! Students who can’t find work in their fields within six months of graduation …

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Tough Love for Schools

March 6, 2010 School’s Shake-Up Is Embraced by the President By STEVEN GREENHOUSE and SAM DILLON A Rhode Island school board’s decision to fire the entire faculty of a poorly performing school, and President Obama’s endorsement of the action, has …

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