Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Weekly Address: Replacing "No Child Left Behind" This Year
Having just given the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, which has made inspiring progress in recent years, the President says Congress must replace No Child Left Behind to help all our schools thrive.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The University of San Francisco will award an honorary doctorate to an illegal immigrant, Isabel Castillo, 26, who has been a leading advocate for passage of the Dream Act.
Monday, May 23, 2011
SeeProgress: Reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
A video lays out CAP's proposals for strengthening the law for maximum effectiveness.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
VOAVideo: International Student Scientists Show Cutting-Edge Inventions
More than 1500 budding scientists from around the world gathered in Los Angeles, California, last week (May 8-13) to compete for $4 million in prizes and scholarships at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports, the high school-age innovators showed off some cutting-edge inventions.
Friday, May 20, 2011
A small but growing cadre of educators is trying to exploit Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
PBS American Experience: 2011 Student Freedom Rider Zilong Wang!
Hampshire College student Zilong Wang is getting on the bus! Read more about Zilong and the other 39 amazing students chosen to retrace the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/2011/meet-the-riders/
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
wh.gov: President Obama Give Commencement Address at Booker T. Washington High School
The President speaks about education, dedication and overcoming adversity in a commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN. The school was the winner of the 2011 Commencement Challenge contest. May 16, 2011.
Monday, May 16, 2011
VOAVideo: 100,000 Strong Initiative Gets Boost from Chicago Ties to China
The Advisory Committee of President Barack Obama's 100,000 Strong Initiative, which encourages Americans to study in China, is led by former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel and departing Chicago Mayor Richard Daly. Daly, who's been mayor for 22 years, led Chicago in engaging China and promoting cross-cultural programs. His efforts earned the Windy City the distinction of being the "the most China-friendly city" when President Hu Jintao visited in January. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, that distinction is helping Chicago support President Obama's goal.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Traditional test preparation services have refined their mobile software to compete with start-ups, resulting in improved apps for students.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
"Freedom Riders" Trailer
"Freedom Riders" comes to PBS AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in May of 2011
In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. That is, until an integrated band of college students—many of whom were the first in their families to attend a university—decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders, and they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation.
Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson's inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil-rights activists. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds. (Shari Frilot/Sundance Film Festival)
Friday, May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
wh.gov: Poetry Student Workshop at the White House
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the importance of poetry and self-expression as she hosts a White House Poetry Student Workshop with students and poets like Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Kenny Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, and Aimee Mann. May 11, 2011.
Friday, May 6, 2011
VOAVideo: Universities Prepare Students for Socially-Conscious Careers
The American economy has traditionally been divided into three sectors: government, for-profit businesses and non-profit charities. In more recent years, students of American business have begun talking about a fourth category, often called the "for-benefit" sector. Fitting in between traditional businesses and charitable groups, for-benefit organizations are moneymaking enterprises with a social agenda. As Mike Osborne reports, American universities are beginning to recognize this fourth sector of the economy, and to prepare students to enter it.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Students in Singapore are being asked to build their own wiki pages as a way to learn to deal with the public, and other editors, online.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Shilling, a junior, ran into a registration traffic jam. Seniors who hadn't gotten courses they needed were now crowding out the economics, business and computers classes Shilling wanted. (Read more)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
wh.gov 2011 National Teacher of the Year Award
President Obama honors 2011 National Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer, a AP chemistry teacher at Urbana High School in Maryland along with state teacher of the year winners in a ceremony in the Rose Garden. May 3, 2011.
Monday, May 2, 2011
It is a tool that helps one recognize right from wrong.
Where progress is happening in the world,
education underlies that progress,
allowing people to improve their lives."
Afghan teen makes harrowing trek to study in U.S. by Nanette Asimov, SF Chronicle Staff Writer
Through a State Department program, Anwar had attended a year of high school in Berkeley. Now he was on a journey to try to return. Going to college in the United States was his greatest daydream. His worst was that he would die trying, so he preferred not to dwell on it.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Michael Jedlicka, a board member of the Cal Parents committee, answered more financial questions than usual from his booth at Saturday...