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Turning schools into robot factories

Longtime educator Joanne Yatvin writes about how too many public schools are being turned into robot factories.

By Valerie Strauss  | September 24, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Elementary School, Learning  | Tags:  joanne yatvin, school reform  
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Why we can't afford small classes anymore: One view

A veteran teacher says the country can no longer afford to maintain small classes, and would a bigger bang for its buck by concentrating on improving teacher quality.

By Valerie Strauss  | September 10, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Elementary School, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  class sizes, florida and class size, florida and class size and referendum, research on class size, small classes, teacher quality  
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In Arizona, a school mural controversy

In Arizona, an elementary school principal is said to have ordered that the faces of some children depicted in a giant mural be lightened after complaints were made about the ethnicity of the kids.

By Valerie Strauss  | June 4, 2010; 10:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Elementary School  
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College awareness: How much is too much?

How old should children be before they are asked to start worrying about going to college? Eight years old? Ten? Thirteen? Fifteen? How about 5?

By Valerie Strauss  | June 3, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Elementary School, Higher Education  | Tags:  college readiness, college readiness week, kalamazoo and obama, kalamazoo school, kalamazoo school district, newsom and savings account, obama's 2020 goal and college, san francisco and kindergarten savings account  
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Should public schools teach gun safety? Virginia schools may

What with the deep concern in the country that too many kids can’t read or write on grade level, and that most kids don’t know anything about financial literacy or can’t name the first five presidents, guess what subject the Virginia General Assembly wants public elementary schools to teach? Gun safety.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 21, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Elementary School, Health  | Tags:  National Rifle Association, National Rifle Association and gun safety program, Virginia General Assembly and schools, Virginia schools, Virginia schools to teach gun safety, teaching gun safety, the NRA and gun safety  
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A guide to help you advocate for your child

Here's a new guide for parents to help them advocate for their child's education, as well as for education advocates and policymakers.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 9, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Parents  | Tags:  education advocacy  
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