P-Schools Close To Girls Who Are Open For Business

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Sometimes you just don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone. Well, prepare yourself for the loss of New York City’s high schools for pregnant girls, as all four will soon be closed. Apparently, the institutions are marred by low test scores, poor attendance and inadequate facilities, and a six-month report commissioned by the Education [&hellip
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Kid Learns To Use Her Inside Voice

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Education, Posts

A Brooklyn teacher’s aide has been charged with assaulting a first grader for talking while watching a movie in her school’s auditorium, according to the Daily News. And you thought that popcorn throwers were bad. The girl, 6 year-old Maryah Rodriguez, suffered a nasty, oval-shaped bruise on the side of her stomach after Judith Kleinfeldt [&hellip
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Matthew Fox Racks Up More ‘Lost’ Fans

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Columbia University alum and “Lost” star—you know, that show about the island?—Matthew Fox made fun of the students’ less-than-warm reception of him as their Columbia College Class Day speaker in his follow-your-passion speech yesterday. And apparently, the graduating class ate it up. Class president, David Chait, has said that Fox was chosen to speak because [&hellip
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Columbia Kids Use Facebook To Fight For Their Right To Cheat

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Apparently it’s not enough that Columbia University freshman allegedly caught cheating get off scot-free, they want the school to accept their morally questionable grades, too! After the incident, in which students were told what passages they’d be questioned on during the exam, the school decided that their only punishment would be that they must retake [&hellip
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Columbia University Cheaters Get Off

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Columbia University is in the midst of a cheating scandal after a professor allegedly shared the contents of an exam with her students prior to the test date.  The New York Post reports that the tenure-track associate professor, identified as Wen Jin by students, told the budding Ivy Leaguers in her Literature Humanities section which [&hellip
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Reg Weaver: On Education, 2008, NCLB

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

The plan had been for Reg Weaver, president of the National Education Association(the largest professional union in the United States), to discuss last week's Democratic presidential debate and just what the candidates said on Weaver's number one issue: education.

The candidates did not cooperate.

“Education was not a topic at all,” said Weaver. “There was not even a discussion, not even a debate. There was not one question asked specifically about education.”

Lack of education discussion aside, there was still plenty to talk about in debate's aftermath.

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