Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Hechinger Report is running a series of letters between Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY, and Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, FL, about how the Common Core standards are impacting kids, for better or worse. Here is letter two: Common Core works – when teachers and parents get a say in rewriting it.

Yesterday, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report entitled, “Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States.”


  • Rising Graduation Rates: Trend or Blip?

    Education Week | 02/24/2015

  • Low-Income Children, High-Performing Schools

    The Carolina Journal | 02/26/2015

  • The War on the War on Poverty: North Carolina conservatives are ousting the state's anti-poverty advocates

    New Republic | 02/15/2015

  • Darrell Allison: Scholarships fulfill state's obligation

    The Fayetteville Observer | 02/25/2015

  • Report: NC Child Poverty Rate Would Double Without Intervention Programs

    Public News Service | 02/25/2015

  • Concern over school budget, classroom results

    Outer Banks Sentinel | 02/25/2015

  • Cash for high-poverty schools in peril

    The Greensboro News & Record | 02/26/2015

  • Weather leaves many hungry

    The Greenville Reflector | 02/26/2015

  • FAST bus passes allow students to stay after school for activities

    The Fayetteville Observer | 02/25/2015

  • Immigration status creating barriers for some students

    Ashville Citizen-Times | 02/25/2015

  • Educator Leads Campaign to Transform Lives of Black Boys

    Education Week | 02/24/2015

  • How Can Schools Address America’s Marriage Crisis?

    EducationNext |

  • Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

    NPR Ed | 02/25/2015

  • Computing in the Classroom

    Harvard Magazine |

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