Education

  • December 28, 2011    

    Chances are you’ve heard Kevin Clash many, many times and don’t even realize it. He is everywhere. You’ve heard his voice on TV, and if you have children you’ve heard it coming from one of their toys, one of the most popular ever, over and over and over again. You’ve tickled him. Clash is Elmo.
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  • December 26, 2011  

    A Colorado law that went into effect this fall requires schools to teach public school students about financial responsibility — from drawing coins and bills to deducting purchases from their classroom bank accounts. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports. Continue reading

  • December 23, 2011    

    We look at what’s happening in the world of education as seen on Twitter, video and other digital destinations. View the story “The Education Conversation” on Storify]

  • December 16, 2011    

    Supermodel Tyra Banks poses with students at Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in Los Angeles after surprising them with a pep rally as part of the Get Schooled Foundation’s attendance challenge. Photo by Brian To/Getty Images. A teenager punches the … Continue reading

  • December 16, 2011    

    Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images. A new dropout crisis study reveals staggering statistics on economic gaps between those in Chicago and around state of Illinois with and without high school diplomas. Earlier this week, our friends over at WTTW Chicago … Continue reading

  • December 13, 2011    

    According to the Children’s Defense Fund, more than 400,000 children are registered in the foster care system in the United States, and less than one in four are adopted each year. 26,000 of these young people age out of the … Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011    

    We look at what’s happening in the world of education as seen on Twitter, video and other digital destinations. View the story “The Education Conversation” on Storify]

  • December 7, 2011    

    Photo courtesy of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. More and more students are attending charter schools in the United States, but performance results from these independent schools are still a mixed bag. Two million of the nation’s schoolchildren … Continue reading

  • December 6, 2011  

    Louisiana’s French heritage is being embraced in many immersion classrooms in the state. It goes beyond language — some students are learning math, science and social studies in French. Sue Lincoln of Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Southern Education Desk reports. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011    

    The facts that paint a bleak, dark, down-and-out Motor City are not scarce. Whether it is the unemployment, or foreclosures, or crime, Detroit finds itself on lists like Forbes’ 20 most miserable cities. But in my travels, it ranks only … Continue reading