| Aug 29, 2008
| 4:24 AM
Jill and Joe Biden Thursday in Denver. (Ted S. Warren/AP) by James Oliphant There's a website named RateMyProfessors that must be the bane of all collegiate instructors everywhere. Students are asked to rate their teachers on a scale of......
| Jan 10, 2009
| 4:24 AM
by Mark Silva Bill Ayers, that "washed up terrorist,'' the way the McCain-Palin campaign wanted to portray an early supporter of Barack Obama in Chicago, or distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the way academics.....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Private schools throughout Florida are terrified.
The reason: Some lawmakers want to force many of them — the ones that get taxpayer subsidies anyway — to test their students the same way public schools test theirs.
The prospect, they say,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 11:44 AM
In at least one respect, Phil Armstrong is exactly what Whitehall Township needs. That is to say, he is not much of a politician.
For a township board of commissioners sometimes contaminated by political scheming, posturing and cronyism, that's just...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:51 PM
So many things can determine whether your young adult will do well in college. Good grades in high school are usually a major factor, for sure, but also a commitment to a few interesting activities means a lot.
What experts are looking at now is whether...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:35 PM
I was delighted by the recent discovery of a mysterious rock on Mars that looks like a jelly doughnut and caused a brief scientific sensation. To see that much excitement brought to bear on any rock made the geo-educator in me feel pleased.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:34 PM
On Tuesday night, Andrea Rediske looked down at the bed where her 11-year-old son, Ethan, lay motionless.
An oxygen machine hummed. Ethan occasionally moaned.
They were the sounds of death.
Andrea knew it was imminent. Yet there was a sense of peace...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Two years ago Rick Roach revealed that he bombed the FCAT and walked onto the national stage as a crusader against high-stakes standardized tests.
Today the Orange County School Board member will relive that story in a new anti-testing film called...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Miss Harding. Two words that could undermine the confidence of a couple of generations of students.
On Saturday, the formidable retired English teacher was inducted into the South Windsor High School Hall of Fame.
Alexander the Great famously...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:39 AM
There are a lot of things I love about you. The winter weather. The splendor of your marshes and coastlines. The diversity of culture.
But I'll be honest. When it comes to education, you pretty much blow chunks.
In our schools, the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system —and it has — brace yourself for something worse.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case that...