Tag: Education

Student Test Scores Show Steady Improvement

Student Test Scores Show Steady Improvement Do you think our schools are worse than ever? You’re wrong. Pandemic was bad, but last half century shows steady improvement, particularly in math By Jay Mathews Pessimism about American public schools runs deep, particularly with the latest federal sampling tests showing a sharp drop in achievement among 9-year-olds because of the pandemic. That does…

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How Ivonne Arguijo’s Public School Programs Help Hispanic Students

How Ivonne Arguijo’s Public School Programs Help Hispanic Students By Astrid Kayembe Ivonne Arguijo has spent her career working to better the lives of Hispanic children and their families in the Memphis area. She’s a key local leader in a unique program – an ongoing effort in cooperation with the Mexican consulate to provide education to Spanish-speaking teens and adults. …

“Rebuilding Stronger:” District Unveils Plan For IPS Schools

“Rebuilding Stronger:” District Unveils Plan For IPS Schools By Caroline Beck Indianapolis Public School’s Superintendent Alessia Johnson released the final draft of the “Rebuilding Stronger” plan on Tuesday night which proposes major district changes including closing certain schools and rebuilding others. Johnson gave the announcement during her state of the district address marking a year since the beginning of the…

New Funding for Massachusetts School Safety Initiatives

New Funding for Massachusetts School Safety Initiatives BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, joined by Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeff Riley, Acting Commissioner of Early Education and Care Amy Kershaw and public safety officials, announced plans to file legislation proposing significant investments in school safety initiatives to support programming, training and resources for schools and…

UN Recommits to Afghan Women and Girls’ Education

UN Recommits to Afghan Women and Girls’ Education By U.N. Writers “It has been a year of increasing disrespect for their right to live free and equal lives, denying them opportunity to livelihoods, access to health care and education, and escape from situations of violence,” said Sima Bahous, Executive Director at UN Women.  Ms. Bahous outlined how the Taliban’s “meticulously constructed policies of inequality”…

Student Loan Payment Pause: Why?

Student Loan Payment Pause: Why? By: Zack Friedman, Senior Contributor The U.S. Department of Education has now confirmed President Joe Biden will decide “soon” on whether the student loan payment pause will be extended. Here’s what you need to know — and what it means for your student loans. Student Loans Payment It’s crunch time in America for student loans. Biden…