Moriah Theriault

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The failure cycle causing a shortage of black male teachers

<b>CHRISTOPHER EMDIN, Columbia University Teachers College:</b><p>So, when “NewsHour” asked me to write and deliver this essay about why there are so few black …

Education

A Ugandan court has ordered the closure of over 60 schools backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates

Parents and students in Uganda are protesting against a High Court decision to close a chain of low-cost, private schools backed by investors including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. The court ruled that the Bridge International Academies were not properly licensed, hired unqualified teachers and …

A gap year could be the answer to the student mental health crisis

Malia Obama recently announced that she will take a gap year before attending Harvard University. Historically, American high school graduates have been less likely to take a gap year than their European and Australian counterparts.<p>A study of “The American Freshman,” for example, indicates that …

Mental Health

Ontario parents worry about special education support | The Star

Special education — and particularly autism supports — are expected to be front and centre for schools and parents as Ontario students head back to …

Tips for Transitioning from Public School to Homeschooling | Simple in the Country

Is your family <b>transitioning from public school to homeschooling</b>? This is a big jump for anyone, so do not feel like you are making a big deal out of …

Homeschooling: Why families are opting out of public education

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - There are more homeschooled children in North Carolina than those who attend private school.<p>And now, more than just public …

Early Childhood Education, Effective Parenting Not in Conflict

Why are American public schools failing? How can the system be fixed? Responses are unbelievably varied. Debates are always heated and passionate. …

A Child of Books: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Wondrous World of Words and Stories

A jubilant paean to books as participatory engines of self-discovery, self-creation, and self-transformation.<p>Half a millennium before Carl Sagan pointed to books as “proof that humans are capable of working magic,” Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the …

Literature

Kids Going Back To School Won’t Be Greeted By Enough Teachers

Wisconsin has struggled to attract new teachers after killing collective bargaining laws. New York’s Board of Regents chancellor characterized the …

Education

Libraries become teaching spaces at overcrowded schools

Students at Methven Primary School have had to bunker down in a non-insulated hall in sub-zero temperatures. From left, Hyacinth McMichael, Megan …

Parents say students in low-income schools discriminated against with school lunches

DENVER -- A group of parents say their children are being discriminated against with the lunches served at their Southwest Denver schools.<p>Around 50 …

A Georgia School District May Be Sued After Ignoring Requests for an After School Satan Club

August 28, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>Still Elementary School in Marietta, Georgia is home to a (Christian) Good News Club. And since <b>Fred Mephisto</b>, the head …

The Economic Recovery Hasn’t Reached America’s Schools

<i>This is</i> <i>In Real Terms</i><i>, a weekly column (now on Mondays!) analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns?</i> <i>Email me,</i></i> …

Church can't be trusted to run Catholic schools: Catholic principal

Catholic bishops could also compromise the pastoral care of students, he said.<p>Mr Tobias, who is the only mainstream Catholic principal signed up to …

Racism row over South Africa school's alleged hair policy

A South African school has been accused of racism for allegedly telling black girls to straighten their hair and not wear afros.<p>Pupils at Pretoria high school for girls have said they were forced to chemically straighten their hair and not have afros that were deemed untidy. Over the weekend, …

4 Questions Parents Should Ask a Principal or Teacher to Ensure Their Child’s Success

Failing schools that service low-income black kids will continue to get away with egregious levels of educational neglect because they know no one …

How to deal with a principal who just doesn’t “get it”

I get <i>a lot</i> emails and messages from teachers about problems with administrators. Some of these teachers feel like their principals place too much …

Self-help