The rising cost of education and health care is less troubling than believed

The rising cost of education and health care is less troubling than believed

12 ViewsAMONG THE compensations of ageing is the right to bore youngsters with stories of the prices of yesteryear. Once upon a time a ticket to the cinema cost just five quid, and a hogshead of mead but a farthing. Of course, savvier youths know how to debunk such tales. Adjust for inflation and many …

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Building the Future of the Classroom with Google for Education

Building the Future of the Classroom with Google for Education

25 ViewsExploring with Google Expeditions Wes French Professional Development Program Manager Published Jun 24, 2019 Editor’s Note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at ISTE in Philadelphia. Visit us at booth 2200, where you can demo the latest Chromebook devices and classroom technology from Google and our partners.  Follow along on Twitter …

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Amid Racial Divisions, Mayor’s Plan to Scrap Elite School Exam Fails

Amid Racial Divisions, Mayor’s Plan to Scrap Elite School Exam Fails

17 ViewsOpposition from Asian lawmakers and a billionaire’s lobbying push helped block Bill de Blasio’s plan to desegregate New York’s specialized schools.ImagePublic meetings about the specialized high school exam, including an April forum at Queens Borough Hall, brought out hundreds of parents and activists.CreditCreditChristopher Lee for The New York TimesJune 24, 2019[What you need to …

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A New York middle school principal has been demoted after being accused of racist behavior

A New York middle school principal has been demoted after being accused of racist behavior

39 ViewsIS 224 screenshot A white New York middle school principal who was accused of racist conduct has been demoted and will be starting a new position as an assistant principal at a nearby high school. Patricia Catania allegedly told an English teacher in February 2018 that she couldn’t teach black history lessons, confiscated a …

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The Perception Gap

The Perception Gap

46 ViewsAccording to the Democratic caricature, most Republicans stridently oppose immigration, hold deeply prejudiced views about religious minorities, and are blind to the existence of racism or sexism. Asked to guess what share of Republicans believe that immigration can strengthen America so long as it is “properly controlled,” for example, Democrats estimated about half; actually, …

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Education sentences to ponder

Education sentences to ponder

21 Views67 Comments Facebook Twitter RSS Feed print Comments Everyone’s special…….wait, not that kind of special: “Students should request extended time only if their disability causes them to work more slowly than other students.” https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/typical-accommodations/time Why not give everyone 50% or 100% more time and forget about disabilities? But when everyone gets extra time, nobody …

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