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Kids Learn Sword Fighting and Greek Mythology at Camp Half-Blood

Camp Half-Blood, a summer day-camp started by Bedford-Stuyvesant resident and former bookstore owner Crystal Bobb-Semple in 2010, returns this year with new interactive courses for kids to immerse themselves in literature and Greek mythology. Based off the popular children’s series “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” by Rick Riordan, kids transform into demigods — the offspring […]

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NY educators to develop school curriculum on organ donation

ALBANY, N.Y. – (AP) — New York education officials say they’re working with lawmakers and organizations that promote organ donation to develop a model curriculum that will be made available for free to school districts statewide in September. The Education Department says it will include exemplar lesson plans and best practice instructional resources on the […]

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Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national grade-level average, according to Stanford Graduate School of Education research based on a massive new data set recently created from more than 200 million test scores. The research also revealed that nearly all U.S. school districts […]

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U.S. 12th graders’ math scores fall, reading stalls: Education Dept

U.S. 12th graders’ average mathematics score in 2015 was lower than two years before, and reading performance had stagnated, the Education Department said in releasing the “nation’s report card” on Wednesday. The data also showed a higher percentage of high school seniors failed to reach basic levels in the two subjects, while the lowest-performing students […]

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education

Part of the Brookings Institution, the Hamilton Project recently released 14 Economic Facts On Education and Economic Opportunity. Over the next several days, we will examine each of the 14 facts. [Black Enterprise]

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Professors hate online education. To save colleges, they have to learn to love it.

Like  many professors, Henry C. Lucas was skeptical of online education. Lucas, now the chair of the decision, operations and information technologies department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, now believes it’s essential. [Washington Post]

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U.S. students given SATs that were online before exam

At least five times in the past three years, U.S. high school students were administered SAT tests that included questions and answers widely available online more than a year before they took the exam. For more on this exclusive report by Reuters, click on this link.

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As homeless population swells, New York City will add more health clinics at schools

New York City will spend nearly $30 million to increase health services and offer other help for the city’s growing number of homeless students, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. For the full story, go to Chalkbeat.org.

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Career Education Making a Comeback in US High Schools

Decades after “shop class” became known as a lesser alternative for children deemed unfit for college, vocational education is making a comeback in many of the nation’s high schools. States such as California, Colorado and Louisiana are looking to rebranded “career pathways” that combine technical training with academics built around an industry theme as a […]

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Thoughts on Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars

I thought of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve and the apple as I read The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein. The fruit, which was given to teachers to show appreciation and is symbolic of the profession, had the power to change my view of teaching once […]

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