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Studying Beowulf | Electronic Beowulf - Fourth Edition

Electronic Beowulf - Fourth Edition

Monsters and heroes in Beowulf

• Article by: Victoria Symons<br>• Themes: Myths, monsters and the imagination, Heroes and heroines<br>• Published: 31 Jan 2018<p>Victoria Symons puzzles out the …

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Judge: Mostly white Southern city may secede from school district despite racial motive

A federal judge’s ruling this week that allows a predominantly white Alabama city to separate from its more diverse school district is stoking new debate about the fate of desegregation initiatives after decades of efforts to promote racial balance in public education.<p>Judge Madeline Haikala of the …

Educational Path of Our Nation

Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early years

<b>Boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to have fallen behind by the time they start school, a report says.</b><p>Save the Children says a quarter of boys in England - 80,000 - started reception class struggling to speak a full sentence or follow instructions.<p>The report, based on a University of Bristol …

Save the Children

Disadvantaged children need a break – not a system stacked against them | Frances Ryan

Education should be the way out of poverty to a better life, but ministers are making it the preserve of the wealthy<p>“It’s like giving some people a head start in a race and it’s your job to catch up,” says 13-year-old Kian in Generation Gifted. This month’s BBC’s series tracking social mobility …

New report on STEM deserts shows troubling trend for high-poverty schools

If you were to ask someone on the street today what they think the future job market will look like, it is likely you will hear the word “STEM.” The …

The Correlation Between Income and SAT Scores - Sociological Images

<i>Today is the first day of school at the college where I teach, so I thought it would be a nice time to re-post this oldie-but-goodie on the</i> …

Segregated neighborhoods mean segregated schools

I recently wrote a blog post with county-level maps showing how racially segregated our public schools are. The post received a lot of attention, …

Achievement Gaps and Racial Segregation: Research Finds an Insidious Cycle

A massive new database that allows researchers to compare school districts across state lines has led to the unwelcome finding that racial …

School Choice Policies Drive Gentrification

Francis A. Pearman, II and Walker A. Swain, “School Choice, Gentrification, and the Variable Significance of Racial Stratification in Urban …

Educational Inequality: From Grade School to Graduation

In 1957 and in accordance with a 1954 Supreme Court ruling to integrate schools (Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483), nine African-American …

Study: Stark Racial Gaps Evident In Minn. Student Discipline

<b>ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)</b> — A new study highlighting wide gaps in school discipline between Minnesota’s white and minority students is raising concerns …

High Schools Are Adding More STEM Classes. It May Not Be Enough

A study of more than 140,000 college students' records found that student access to more high school STEM classes didn't predict whether they would …

Education

Ranked: Top 20 Business Schools Whose Graduates Earn Over $139,000

It's based on the self-reported income of more than 60,000 people.<p>Business school is a serious investment of time and money.<p>It makes sense to choose a business school based on what will help lead you to the highest salary once you graduate with an MBA.<p>With that in mind, online lender SoFi looked at …

College & University

Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

TED-Ed<p>There are plenty of lists of TED talks for teachers who might need a dose of inspiration when times feel tough. One of my favorite resources …

You've Heard About the Achievement Gap. Here's 10 Ways Communities Can Help Close It.

During the new millennium, the United States faces a vital challenge—the challenge of closing the academic achievement gap between Caucasian and …

It’s OK to Say No

Being busy is seen as a good thing, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, as we transition to a new school year, we have an opportunity to push back on …

High Expectations: Changing Kids' Self-Image

By tenth grade, something has changed for these students. They're seeing themselves as college bound rather than predetermined to follow the path of …

A Classroom Full of Risk Takers

I asked my other son the same question and got an equally troubling answer. He never had to take a risk because his classes were too easy. That …

Pedagogy

Building Resilience, Preventing Burnout

Taking Action<p>Whether you’re in your first or 15th year of teaching, here are 10 tips for staying energized, at any point in the school year:<p><b>1. Care</b> …

Building a Community of Learners—and Citizens

There’s plenty of evidence to show that Highlander’s strategies are working.<p>Students typically outperform the state average in key disciplines, …

Why Public Education isn't Working

<b>Maya Angelo, if you teach, you have to live your teaching</b><p><b>The system is not broken because of a lack of great teachers. It is broken in spite of great teachers showing up everyday.</b><p>The current school system was developed by Horace Mann, which he called, " The Common School," later being called the, " …

Do elite colleges really lead to higher salaries?

For all the thought that families put into choosing a college, very often the decision is dominated by a simple line of reasoning: The more …

College & University

Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national …

State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class — and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent …

High School

Born to fail? No. But working class children do need help to succeed

To address the attainment gap, we must increase access to learning for all children and help them identify opportunities<p>Getting education right for working class children remains a challenge in many schools. As a working class professor, it’s something I think about a lot.<p>Theresa May has already …

Quit bubble-wrapping privileged students, professor tells teachers

Adults are failing healthy, middle class kids by preventing them from taking risks, a social work researcher and author told Edmonton teachers …