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Broad Prize Awarded to Gwinnett County, GA
posted by: Alix | October 22, 2010, 08:43 am   

This week the Broad Prize for Urban Education was awarded to Gwinnett County School District in Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The annual award honors an urban school district that exemplifies not only student achievement but narrowing the gaps in achievement among diverse income and ethnic groups. Considered the most prestigious education accolade, the $1 million Broad Prize is awarded in the form of college scholarships to district graduates. Continue Reading...
Speculation over Rhee’s Future
posted by: Alix | October 21, 2010, 11:00 am   

Since jumping on the education reform scene in 2007, Michelle Rhee has been described as everything from abrasive to a true hero. She had never been a school superintendent of any school system before, but by the end of the year, she was on the cover of Time magazine, solidifying her place in education reform history. After her boss' loss of the D.C. mayoral primary, Rhee resigned from her post and now rumors are swirling about where her next position will be. Continue Reading...
Paying Attention to Bullying
posted by: Jill | October 20, 2010, 09:21 am   

Question: What do People magazine and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have in common? Continue Reading...

Teachers Shouldn’t Be Threatened by Reform
posted by: Alix | October 19, 2010, 10:58 am   

Both sides of the education dialogue can agree about one thing when it comes to improving education – having an effective teacher is essential in student learning. This idea is neither liberal nor conservative, rather a simple truth that divides stake holders in its implementation, and shouldn't make American teachers defensive. Continue Reading...
Addressing the Bullying Epidemic in Schools
posted by: Alix | October 18, 2010, 01:05 pm   

In the wake of two recent suicides in connection to bullying, school systems across the country are reevaluating their policies relating to school discipline and harassment. Students can be overloaded with academic studies and family pressures; no adolescent needs incessant taunting and harassment by the school bully. Continue Reading...
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