Is this a great nation, or what? Who cares if they aren’t eagles? The Lakeside City Alliance sees the opportunity to raise funds off DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis’s indictment, and what’s more American than that? Maybe when School Superintendent Crawford Lewis goes on trial, they can raise money for vouchers! Just sayin’. Anyway, m
Old senator thinks students should go back to coffee and NoDoz for their all-nighters. Question of the day: Is he being useless?
From Talking Points Memo:
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday that colleges need to crack down on “academic doping,” or the use of stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin as a study [...]Continue Reading →
Today I’m posting an excerpt from my novel, Chain Gang Elementary, that deals with issues of race and testing.
Chain Gang Elementary storyline: After a murder at Bonaire Elementary, Richard and Anna Lee Gray seek a good school for their son Nick in a safe neighborhood. Their search leads them to Malliford, a [...]Continue Reading →
When people know an author, they often try to guess who his characters “really are.” Chain Gang Elementary is no exception. I hear it all the time from people around DeKalb County and Atlanta, who figured I plucked the characters for my troubled school from my troubled community. Well, not so much, really. (Although [...]Continue Reading →
In her most recent post, Maureen Downey poses the question in her Get Schooled blog: Tracking students by abilities–good or bad?
There are politics–and market forces–to tracking. How do you keep high-achieving students (and their volunteer parents) in a public system without tracking?
“A recognition of the negative effects of tracking [...]Continue Reading →
From Associated Press:
For the first time, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, the government said Thursday. It’s a historic shift that shows how young people are at the forefront of sweeping changes by race and class.
The new census estimates, a snapshot [...]Continue Reading →
This one’s local, from Atlanta. We’ve been following it for a while. Here’s the latest update, from Neighbor Newspapers:
Last year, she was arrested and charged with a felony [...]Continue Reading →
From Newsroom America:
(Newsroom America) — Nouel Alba, 37, of Bronx, New York, has pleaded guilty to engaging in a fraudulent fundraising scheme related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy and lying to FBI agents investigating her conduct.
According to court documents, shortly after the shooting that claimed 26 lives at Sandy [...]Continue Reading →