A Philadelphia first grader collapsed in his classroom at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in South Philadelphia Wednesday and died two hours later, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
The 7-year-old boy was the second student to die in the Philadelphia’s public schools this school year. A sixth grader died in October 2013 from an asthma attack that started at school. In both instances, the schools’ part-time nurses were not on campus. Continue reading
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The National Dance Institute of New Mexico aims to instill in young people the lessons of success through lessons in dance: hard work, perseverance and health. This year, NDI taught nearly 8,000 students — a majority from low-income families — across the state, and academic performance has improved across the board. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports. Continue reading
- [caption id="attachment_103650" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Twenty percent of students leave high school without graduating according to a report released today from GradNation, a campaign of America’s Promise Alliance. But why? Photo by Flickr user Milken Community Schools[/caption]
While a report released earlier this year shows the U.S. has reached a record milestone achievement of an 80 percent graduation rate, GradNation and The Center for Promise at Tufts University set out to understand why young people leave high school before graduation, investigating experiences that lead them astray in a new report released today. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision, we asked our network of Student Reporting Labs across the nation if integration should be a national goal. Here’s a sampling of what they had to say. Continue reading
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the question of how far we’ve come in eliminating segregated education is not a simple one. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion with Cheryl Brown Henderson of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University, Catherine Lhamon of the Department of Education and Ron Brownstein of Atlantic Media. Continue reading
When 17-year-old Jessica Black walks to school, the neighbors she sees mirror her city’s diversity. There are white, Asian, black and interracial families living on her block in Washington, D.C. But at Calvin Coolidge High School, where she is a senior this year, the tableau is different. Jessica has no Asian or white classmates, and the school struggles to attract families with other academic options. Just four miles away, Woodrow Wilson High School is the kind of multiracial campus the Brown decision made possible. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Want your child to go to a state-funded pre-K program? Choose your home state wisely. A new report to be released Tuesday finds wide disparities in the number of spots available for publicly funded preschool programs. A whopping … Continue reading
After nearly a thousand years, it might be time for universities to rethink how professors convey wisdom and information to their students, Science magazine reports. A meta-analysis of 225 studies published in PNAS found that the age-old practice of students snoozing while a professor speaks from a lecturn is far less effective than other, more active forms of learning for university students. Continue reading