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School officials were left scratching their heads after 11,000 out of 19,000 students failed finals in algebra, geometry and other math topics.
"Many stores are already running great back-to-school sales and offering high-value coupons, so when you combine the sales, coupons and tax-free savings, that can really help you make the most of your back-to-school budget."
"They're just so misunderstood," she said of pigs. "They're really compassionate animals. My initial thought was, 'Wow, that is just so awful. That is so inhumane.' I still want to support the fundraiser, just offer a better alternative is... 08/12/2014 - 11:30am ago
"Every step of the way, I have to initiate the dialogue," said the father of a bullied student. Now with only two weeks remaining before the first day of school, the incident still hasn't been addressed, even after meetings with the... 08/12/2014 - 11:47am ago
"I loved school, maybe too much really. I was summa cum laude in high school. I was driven that way. I wasn't...exuberant," said the beloved actor and comedian.
“I think a lot of parents expect perfection from teachers, but in reality, we’re humans, too, and we do the best we can,” said one teacher.
A recent study showed that using alcohol-based hand sanitizing stations does not reduce school absences.
Football coaches at the school have reportedly "regularly led or participated in prayer with students" and included Bible verse references on official team documents and workout sheets.
"If we fail to build trusting relationships [between principals and teachers], what good are balanced budgets, 'SMART' classrooms, one-for-one programs and squeaky-clean amenities?"
The shift creates new academic realities, such as the need for more English language instruction, and cultural ones, such as changing items in the school lunch menu to reflect diverse students' tastes.
Because testing is going to be computer-based, schools are scrambling to come up with mobile resources to meet those needs. Here are some great resources.
"I don't understand why you think just because I live in a Title I district, I can't dress my child. It should be left for me as a parent," said one mom. Weigh in on the debate with our poll!
Debate and discussion "are almost entirely absent in the educational world...the need for teachers to engage in this kind of deep conversation has been forgotten, because they think that being critical is a skill."
Teachers can make announcements, create separate Drive folders for each student, and view who has and has not tackled an assignment.
"How about leaving instructional policies to us, the instructional experts? Good teachers are good because we know what we’re doing, not because we blindly follow instructional policies."
"As teachers go, [Williams' character] Keating was a maverick. He leapt on desks. He laughed and joked and encouraged his class to rip a page out of a textbook -- a section attempting to apply a strict formula to judging what makes poetry... 08/14/2014 - 10:59am ago
"Always try to discuss your concerns with your child's teacher before going to administration. Often you'll have a different understanding of what happened, or the teacher will have a better understanding of the problem, so she can fix it."
“The shame and the embarrassment for the children, it hurts,” said one mother, who complained to the Jurupa Unified School District. “I felt victimized for my child and his classmates,” she added.
"Teaching is not some mystical talent but a set of best practices that can be codified and learned through extensive hands-on coaching, self-scrutiny and collaboration."
What kids want is "not, as people commonly believe, [for teachers] to entertain them in class and hand out easy As. That’s what they retreat to, once they see that nothing better is on offer. They don’t want fun and games; they want the... 08/15/2014 - 10:37am ago