- D.C. schools get relief from No Child Left Behind
- D.C. Mayor Gray disappointed in public’s view of his administration
- Can a diverse and high-quality public school last?
- The rat race of childhood: Why we need to balance students’ lives
- Should Schools Embrace “Bring Your Own Device”?
D.C. schools won relief from the federal No Child Left Behind law, giving local campuses more time to boost math and reading performance and high-school graduation rates, officials from the U.S. Department of Education announced.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said he is disappointed in the public’s view that he is failing to create more jobs or improve city services and public schools, as shown in a Washington Post poll.
Many younger parents who do hope to send their kids to public schools have cited the greater diversity in public schools as a major motivating factor. But current trends suggest that having a public school that’s both high-performing and diverse at the same time doesn’t last for long.
In Aspen, Colorado each year, intellectual leaders from around the world meet for the Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. This year’s most Googled names attended the Festival’s most recent installment, held June 27-July 3, to present on the “big ideas” currently shaking up American society, from science and technology to the arts, education and culture.
By Emma Chadband Ushering classrooms into the 21st century is an expensive undertaking, but painful budget cuts have made purchasing tablet computers, iPod Touches, Kindles and other devices unfeasible, say district officials. So schools are asking students to “BYOD,” or Bring Your Own Device.