Archive | April, 2015

Law Teaches Children to Disclose Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


* Editor’s Note: This article is part of In Public Safety’s series recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness month .*
By Michael Beshears, professor of criminal justice at American Military University
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), it is important to recognize laws that help prevent sexual abuse. One law that has had a significant impact is Erin’s Law.

Can reading comprehension be taught?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Willingham is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of several books, including “Why Don’t Students Like School? and “When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education.” This appeared on his Science and Education blog. Willingham started teaching at U-Va., in 1992, when his research focused on the brain basis of learning and memory.

Pa. schools are the nation’s most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


PHILADELPHIA — At Martin Luther King High, a hulking half-full school here, there aren’t enough textbooks to go around. If teachers want to make a photocopy, they have to buy paper themselves. Though an overwhelming majority of students are living in poverty, no social worker is available to help. Private donations allow for some dance and music classes, but they serve just 60 of the school’s 1,200 students.

At Success Academy Charter Schools, Polarizing Methods and Superior Results

Monday, April 6, 2015


The New York Times has published and article on the results of the Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. The title of the article speaks for itself.

Virginia, four other states to remain exempt from No Child Left Behind

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Virginia and four other states will remain exempt from the key parts of No Child Left Behind for up to four years, freeing them from the most onerous requirements of the main federal education law that left many schools facing sanctions.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Tuesday that the states — the others are Kentucky, Minnesota, New Mexico and North Carolina — were approved for waivers under a fast-track process.

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