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Are college campuses responsible for teaching students not to rape? Since their founding, institutions of higher learning have served as places of intellectual and social growth. Modern-day colleges and universities, however, operate in the wake of a looming issue: sexual assault. […]
Nevada now becomes the new frontier for school choice because, unlike similar programs elsewhere, almost all Nevada students will be eligible for ESAs. Unfortunately, the ineligible minority exists and that leaves families, schools and the state with unenviable uncertainties. […]
It was a pleasant surprise today when Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced that his institutions will be launching Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School in 2017. The STEM-focused charter school is designed to provide a bridge for inner-city students to a rigorous education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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In January’s State of the Union address, President Obama announced that graduation rates were at an all-time high. Official data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) show the national graduation rate hit 81% in 2012-13, up two percentage points in as many years. Considering how valuable a high school diploma is, the increases in graduation rate are very good news. But NPR is suspicious.
The hurdles facing even highly successful charter schools can be staggering. Of course, opponents say they like charter schools just fine . . . so long as they look and act like traditional district schools. The thing is, there wouldn’t be an appetite for charters if those district schools were getting the job done. […]
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently released 2013-14 data on school safety and discipline at public schools and the numbers seem to indicate positive changes. Kids are in school for a huge part of their young lives, and making sure their schools have a safe and hospitable climate is both a moral imperative and a first step in delivering a high-quality education.