Today's first education issue in the news comes from The New York Times, courtesy of Avram Barlowe. Avram is a co-founder of The Urban Academy, a New York City public high school nationally recognized for its commitment to pedagogical innovation, academic rigor and its diverse, engaged student body. He has taught history and social studies courses for more than thirty [...]
This week National Public Radio is featuring a series called "School"s Out: America's Dropout Crisis" in which it looks at the dropout crisis through the stories of five people, three of whom have already dropped out and two who are at risk. The series overview can be found here. Today's broadcast features the story of Patrick Lundvick, a Black [...]
Ben Jealous responds to the growing opposition to the NAACP's role in the lawsuit against the NYC Department of Education in an op-ed piece in today's NY Daily News, found here. Readers, what are your thoughts on this issue? It is your turn to weigh in!
Here's an update to our latest post: In today's NY Daily News, Stanley Crouch weighs in on the NAACP involvement in the NYC DOE suit with "The NAACP Enters an Unholy Alliance: It's Fighting Charter Schools Rather Than Supporting Them", found here. Let's hear what you think about this issue...
Education issues abound in the news these days, and we'd like to hear what you think about them: The battle over the best course for school reform went into high gear in the black community on May 18th, when the NAACP joined with the United Federation of Teachers to file a lawsuit against the New York City Department of [...]
Marc Aronson, an author and editor who writes a blog called "Nonfiction Matters" for the website schoolibraryjournal.com, reviews our blog in his latest post which can be found here. Take a look at this and browse through his other posts while you are there.