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Register Now For Lawrence Tech Academic Summer Camps

SOUTHFIELD — The Marburger STEM Center at Lawrence Technological University offers more than 20 engineering, science, design and technology summer camps for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in improving their academic preparation while previewing career fields and college experiences. 232 more words


Success Academy is not for everyone

After a New York Times critical piece on the “Polarizing Tactics” of Success Academy charter schools, its founder and supporters come to its defense.

SA teachers “who do well can expect quick promotions” while those who struggle may be demoted if coaching is ineffective.   323 more words

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Help Out Some Kids to go to Prom and To Dress For Success

My good friend Jose Manuel Diaz has been busy raising funds to helps some young men go to prom in some nice duds. These same duds will also help them to dress for success, providing them some nice clothes for interviews, college events, etc.   297 more words

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When to Take the SAT

During morning announcements, loudspeakers blare out SAT words and definitions at all elementary and middle schools in the Malverne, N.Y., school district. Kindergartners keep a “word of the week” journal — recently, “incentive” and “consequence” — in which they draw the word’s meaning or, if able, write a sentence using it. 604 more words


Traditional public schools are a "strange value system for the left to embrace'

Is Neighborhood-Based Education Liberal?

Jonathan Chait tarnished his liberal credentials by arguing that traditional public schools are actually less progressive than charter schools.

… Traditional, neighborhood-based schools are limited to local residents and pay their teachers based on length of service.

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Alief Bond: I Just Moved And Already I Have an Election Coming Up!

I’m an avid voter, so, as soon as I moved into my new place, I registered and found who was representing me. To my surprise, I found out I have a few more Democratic representatives, but I also found out I now reside in the Alief ISD (barely, as mine is on the northeastern corner of the ISD). 219 more words

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State Governance and Boards of Education Debated at Education Policy Event

Panelists and audience members discussed the pros and cons of different models of statewide education governance at the Education Policy Networking event on April 9, 2015. 313 more words