Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Right for America or Wrong for Illegals? The DREAM Act Takes Center Stage

PoliticsDaily: Right for America or Wrong for Illegals? The DREAM Act Takes Center Stage by Jill Lawrence

DREAM, expected to come up for a vote in the year-end lame-duck session of Congress, is catchy shorthand for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. Translation: The act would offer a path to citizenship – and economic prosperity -- for undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children age 15 or younger. . .

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Celebrating 35 Years of IDEA



usedgov: Celebrating 35 Years of IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is the legislative foundation for all services that students with disabilities receive in schools today. At the 35th anniversary of its passage, this video takes a look back to what the conditions were like before IDEA, and how its passage has changed the educational landscape for students with disabilities today

Sunday, November 28, 2010

More High School Students Acquire Online Credits

More High School Students Acquire Online Credits By BRIAN THEVENOT and SARAH BUTRYMOWICZ

More and more students are flocking to online programs to make up failed classes.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

N.Y./Region: Neediest | A Teacher in Training - nytimes.com/video



N.Y./Region: Neediest | A Teacher in Training - nytimes.com/video

After losing her eyesight, Libin Zhang, alone in a new country, rediscovers an old dream.

Friday, November 26, 2010

In Efforts to End Bullying, Some See Agenda

In Efforts to End Bullying, Some See Agenda By ERIK ECKHOLM, NYTimes

Lessons to teach acceptance of homosexuality, which have gained urgency after suicides, are causing culture wars. (Also checkout the audio clip from NYTimes Radio)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Going Clubbing

Going Clubbing By JAMES R. PETERSEN, NYTimes

Student groups for the 21st century.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Accommodations Angst

Accommodations Angst By ABIGAIL SULLIVAN MOORE, NYTimes

Advocates for the learning disabled say it has become harder to get extra testing time. What’s a student to do?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The China Boom

The China Boom By DAN LEVIN

A wave of Chinese undergraduates is choosing American colleges. Culture shock? Beer pong, anyone?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mensa Workout

Mensa Workout NYTimes

Are you Mensa material? Test your gray matter with these brain teasers.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Modern Minstrelsy: Exploring Racist Stereotypes in Literature and Life

Modern Minstrelsy: Exploring Racist Stereotypes in Literature and Life NYTimes Learning Network

What are the roots and legacy of minstrelsy and the Scottsboro Trials? How can stereotypes be used not only to reinforce a bias, but also to satirize that very bias? In this lesson, students learn about the minstrel tradition, consider how it echoes through stereotypes of African-Americans today and explore the legacy of black stereotypes and the Scottsboro Trials in popular culture, history and literature.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Learning in Dorm, Because Class Is on the Web

Learning in Dorm, Because Class Is on the Web By TRIP GABRIEL, NYTimes

Online education is finding its way into more colleges, many of them public institutions facing tight budgets.

Friday, November 19, 2010

China Surges Past India as Top Home of Foreign Students

China Surges Past India as Top Home of Foreign Students By TAMAR LEWIN

The numbers for China went up 30 percent in 2009-2010 academic year, a sign of the country’s booming economy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Questionable Science Behind Academic Rankings

Questionable Science Behind Academic Rankings By D.D. GUTTENPLAN

A recent revelation that the works of one scholar put a little-known university into a top league table is embarrassing for the business of academic ratings.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More Professors Give Out Hand-Held Devices to Monitor Students and Engage Them

More Professors Give Out Hand-Held Devices to Monitor Students and Engage Them By JACQUES STEINBERG, NYTimes

More than half a million college students now use wireless devices to register class attendance and take quizzes.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

California Court Backs Illegal Immigrants

California Court Backs Illegal Immigrants By IAN LOVETT, NYTimes

The California Supreme Court ruled that illegal immigrants can be eligible for the same reduced tuition at public colleges and universities as legal residents of the state.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Looking for Students Like Me!

Looking for Students Like Me! By TESS LANGAN, NYTimes

As the search for the right college continued, the more muddled my mind became.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What Do You Mean I Can’t Take This Course?

What Do You Mean I Can’t Take This Course? By PAMELA PAUL, NYTimes

Students find hurdles, even rejection, when trying to sign up for coveted electives.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

There’s More Than One Way to Apply to College

There’s More Than One Way to Apply to College By AMY ZIPKIN, NYTimes

The Common Application isn’t the only game in town. Here’s a guide to the new apps. Hit ‘submit’ once.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fill in the Blanks--Too Much Room to List Extracurricular Activities?

Fill in the Blanks By JACQUES STEINBERG, NYTimes

College applications can include as many as a dozen spaces for work and extracurriculars. Get busy?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Teaching and Learning Resources

Veterans Day Teaching and Learning Resources from www.free.ed.gov/

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Application Inflation: When Is Enough Enough?

Application Inflation: When Is Enough Enough? By ERIC HOOVER, NYTimes

Do colleges really need 30,000 applications to find 1,500 great students?

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Italian Studies Regains Spot on the List of AP Courses

Italian Studies Regains Spot on the List of AP Courses By TAMAR LEWIN, NYTimes

The program, which was suspended last year, will be reinstated at the start of the next school year, and its AP exam will again be offered in May 2012.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

At English-Mandarin Public School, High Test Scores, but Also Strife

At English-Mandarin Public School, High Test Scores, but Also Strife By SHARON OTTERMAN, NYTimes

The Lower East Side public academy is being investigated after accusations of financial mismanagement and admissions irregularities.