School system is trying to demonstrate equality of education across schools to comply with a longstanding federal court order. One way they are trying to achieve this is by taking away programs that are only offered at one school. Looking for other examples where this type of decision has been made, and perhaps, overturned. [more inside]
I remember reading something, possible in the New York Times, arguing that while America's high-school students don't stack up very well against students of countries, our strength has always been in innovation rather than mastery of skills acquired by rote. Any idea where I saw this? [more inside]
Hi all, I am looking for resources for figuring out the best pre-schools and schools on the East Coast (public and private both are fair game). Is there a national database ranking the schools? I am particularly interested in the Boston/Cambridge area, but am curious for my own personal reasons about schools in NYC as well as Chicago, and maybe the East Coast in general. My kid is 7 months old and definitely not ready to go to school just yet. But as I am originally not from this country, I'd like to familiarize myself with the system fully before I have to enroll her in school. In my humble opinion, schooling is very important - if it wasn't for a good school, I won't have the necessary life skills myself (irrespective of the professional and grad training), so I am hoping to be aware of the US school landscape before my little one starts going to preschool. Many thanks for your kind help. Have a nice day!
Moving to a better school zone. Should I do it? Tough decisions concerning moving, staying put, and financial future. [more inside]
To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
How can I come up with 250 sticks of 1GB DDR2 PC2-4200 RAM? (Our local high school has 150 PCs running Window 7 with just 1GB of RAM.) [more inside]
What is it actually like going to a well above average public school system, compared to an average or below average one?
What is it actually like going to a well above average public school system, compared to an average or below average one? [more inside]
Can you recommend an educational consultant in New York? [more inside]
What are some of the best blogs, websites, newsletters, etc. that explore the innovative uses of (and issues related to) technology and social media in K-12 education? [more inside]
What should I do about an aspiring Marine in my class who keeps encouraging others to join the service? [more inside]
Where can I find information comparing the educational quality provided by the *best* public schools in America with your average public schools elsewhere in the industrialized world? [more inside]
Are you a schoolteacher? Or an IT person working for a school? Which version of Flash do you use? (I'm especially looking for answers from the UK, but anything is helpful.)
What alternative routes to teacher certification can I take as a person who already has a Masters in Education?
I have a Masters and certification in Early Childhood. Now I'd like to work as a special educator. Seems the only way to get there is another Masters in Special Ed. I'd like to find a way to do this cheaply and quickly. I have looked into Teaching Fellows and similar programs, and all specifically require that applicants have no background in teaching. What can I do?
Why are children so unwilling to tell their parents about their days in school? Is there a reason for this phenomenon, and does this phenomenon actually exist? [more inside]
I'm planning a training for elementary and middle school educators on sexuality and gender in education. What do YOU wish your teachers/educators would have known/talked about/done/etc? [more inside]
Need advice: what is the best way to educate a child who is a follower in large groups but an independent leader in small groups? [more inside]
Is there anything in real life like Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters minus the mutants? [more inside]
Design Filter: Does anyone have any good best-of-field examples of corporate/institutional websites that are well-integrated with blogs? [more inside]
Best Distance Learning Universities with Computer Science degree programs? Any recommendations appreciated! [more inside]
Someone told me that in the US most public schools don't have religious studies or comparative religion type classes. Is this true? [more inside]
Looking for SF Bay Area equitation schools (wanna make with the horse-riding). [more inside]
Can you turn a bad school into a good school? [more inside]
Two Part Question: 1) Do some educational institutions flag ALL .com e-mails as spam? 2) Is it unseemly for a for-profit company to use the non-restricted .org TLD for its e-mail addresses? [more inside]
Church/State, creationists, private education in the US; why don't all the "intelligent design" folk just send their kids to private religious schools? [more inside]
What questions did you ask when you were choosing your kid's school? [more inside]
Mathematically, can a speed of zero be considered a "constant speed"? [more inside]
Has anyone ever become a notary? I'm interested in making some extra money and am wondering which notary schools you recommend, what tips there are to drumming up business, etc. (This is in California). [more inside]
Montessori schools? We're looking into sending our toddler to a Montessori pre-school next year. Anybody have any experience with them? Most of what we've read is pro-Montessori but I'm looking for personal experiences from people who have sent their own kids or who have gone themselves. I realize our pre-school choices probably won't affect him when he's thirty but I would like to start him off on the right foot. [There is nothing more inside but your many helpful comments.]
I've finished my teacher education program and now I want a job. I sent out resumes to every school system I was interested in and followed up with the basic "Just want to confirm you received it" blah blah blah. I've been told that, now that some systems are posting openings, I should be calling them regularly to keep them aware of my name. But... what do I say? [more inside]