Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades

Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades

Monet Spencer remembers traveling to affluent suburban high schools when she was a member of the marching band at Brashear High School in this city’s low-income, high-crime Beechview neighborhood. The suburban band members’ uniforms were brand new, Spencer noticed—not passed down and worn-out like hers. So were their instruments, unlike the scratched and tarnished castoffs her school loaned her and her bandmates, including the secondhand flute she played. The experience sticks in her mind as a symbol of the gulf between the opportunities she had compared to those enjoyed by…

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Single-sex schools are on the rise for kids of color

Single-sex schools are on the rise for kids of color

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Gender-segregated education is making a comeback. Single-sex classrooms, long discouraged under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, have been gaining prominence in recent years, especially in urban charter schools. This fall, Los Angeles saw the launch of two all-girls’ schools – the Girls’ Academic Leadership Academy and the Girls’ Athletic Leadership School (known by the perky acronyms, “GALA” and “GALS”) – and Washington, D.C. district opened the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School for boys (or “Young…

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Richa Chadha to support solar power project for school kids in Bulandshahar

Richa Chadha to support solar power project for school kids in Bulandshahar

Actor Richa Chadha has time and again expressed her desire to help people in need. Taking a step in this direction, the actor has recently joined hands with her aunt, who runs a charitable school in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, to set up a solar power project. The problem of power cuts persist in the city due to which education of children is suffering. “Solar energy is an under-utilised clean source of energy in our country. I am glad I’m able to do something, even at this small level in order…

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How Rajasthan’s trying to maintain Its kids In school

How Rajasthan’s trying to maintain Its kids In school

UNGARPUR, INDIA: at the mud floor of a hut in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district, seven girls and a person take a seat in a circle round 3 network people. one of the community employees, marker in hand, asks why their kids or grandchildren don’t move to high school frequently. at first, they’re silent. Then one woman pipes up: “The kids maintain asking for something or the alternative – pencils, notebooks, and if we don’t get it for them, they don’t move.” The others murmur their assent. any other female says: “there’s…

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Ecuador Earthquake Leaves a hundred and twenty,000 kids Out Of faculty

Ecuador Earthquake Leaves a hundred and twenty,000 kids Out Of faculty

UNITED nations: more than 280 schools have been broken via the earthquake that hit Ecuador on April sixteen, leaving at least 120,000 youngsters temporarily without training, the UN kid’s Fund (UNICEF) said. “education is a lifeline for kids going via the trauma of chaos and destruction,” said supply Leaity, the UNICEF representative in Ecuador, on Tuesday, Xinhua information organisation suggested. “It allows supply them a daily recurring and a feel of cause and places them on target for psychological healing,” the UN reputable said. The earthquake, which measured 7.8 at…

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Kids ‘hack’ space tech to save Earth

Kids ‘hack’ space tech to save Earth

Kolkata: Imagine tackling day-to-day environmental challenges in Kolkata by putting to use technologies that are already in place at the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting the Earth. That’s exactly what schoolkids from Bengal and California have done to tackle environmental issues and sustainability challenges in Kolkata and Oakland.   From cleaning up the air by replacing fuels in cars with hydrogen produced from air to filtering the highly toxic chromium ions in the tannery waste, Indian and American students have collaborated to churn out six demonstrable projects that will be…

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Get Your Kids Learning and Building This Summer with Maker Camp 2015

Get Your Kids Learning and Building This Summer with Maker Camp 2015

If you’re looking for a great way to squash any summer boredom, Maker Camp teaches kids how to build all kinds of cool projects right at home, for free. Maker Camp is an online summer camp for kids over the age of eight who are interested in hacking, technology, DIY projects, crafting, and learning. Here’s how it works: you and your kids sign up at Makercamp.com, then every day new project videos for them to work on will be posted on the site. The videos, hosted by Maker Camp’s “counselors,”…

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