Young Hispanics’ College Enrollment Rose 24% in Year, Study Says (New York Times - August 25)
College enrollment among young Hispanics has risen 24 percent from 2009 to 2010, showing the largest increase among all major ethnic and racial groups.
When Schools Depend on Handouts (New York Times - August 26)
Business group and residents who support school foundations, parent-teacher organizations and local education funds have contributed at least four billion dollars per year to assist public schools nationwide.
When Will I Use This? Why Math Education Needs to Adapt to the Real World (GOOD - August 25)
"When am I ever going to use this?" is a question many math teachers have heard. Now, recent arguments are being made to include practical, skills-based math classes in finance, data and basic engineering to the curriculum.
CHICAGO: Free Music School's Cost: A Week on the Sidewalk (New York Times - August 26)
With space limited, parents stakeout for days to enroll their children at the People's Music School, an Uptown school that offers free after-school music education to children from low-income families.
GEORGIA: Cheating Teachers, Principals Found in 5 More Georgia Schools (Huffington Post - August 25)
Richard Hyde, the investigator behind the cheating scandal in Atlanta's schools, and his team investigated five schools and found evidence of cheating in every one. Hyde expects the next installment of investigations ready by Thanksgiving.
INDIANA: On the brink of New Era in Education (Indianapolis Star - August 25)
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett recommended that the Department of Education take control of four Indianapolis Public Schools - these schools have not only been among the worst in Indiana but each also has been on state probation for the past six years.
LOS ANGELES: LAUSD's John Deasy Stresses Administrator Responsibility, Promises Aid (Los Angeles Times - August 25)
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy said in his first formal address to administrators that he would push principals and managers "out of comfort zones" and that they must take more responsibilities.
NEW YORK: N.Y. Appeals Court Rules that Teacher Ratings Can Be Public (Los Angeles - August 26)
A New York state appeals court ruled unanimously that performance ratings for thousands of teachers can be released publicly, claiming that the scores could be valuable and do not invade teachers' privacy.
TEXAS: Texas-Size Compromise (Inside Higher Ed - August 26)
Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa presented a framework to the University of Taxes System's Board of Regents, which the board unanimously adopted. Cigarroa’s plan includes more reporting of faculty performance and focuses on utilizing technology in order to reduce college costs.
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