New York Times national K-12 education reporter. Back in the day: covered economics, book publishing, real estate. Still interested in all of it. WSJ, FT alum.

States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

modbee.com — Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White's government class here will have to take a final exam. But these students - and all others in Arizona - will soon face an extra hurdle: To graduate, they will have to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become U.S.

States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

sacbee.com — Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White's government class here will have to take a final exam. But these students - and all others in Arizona - will soon face an extra hurdle: To graduate, they will have to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become U.S.

States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

kansas.com — Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White's government class here will have to take a final exam. But these students - and all others in Arizona - will soon face an extra hurdle: To graduate, they will have to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become U.S.

States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

nytimes.com — PHOENIX - Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White's government class here will have to take a final exam.

Study Finds Widespread Poverty Among U.S. Public School Children

nytimes.com — Just over half of all students attending public schools in the United States are now eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, according to a new analysis of federal data. In a report released Friday by the Southern Education Foundation, researchers found that 51 percent of children in public schools qualified for the lunches, which means that most of them come from low-income families.

Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control

nytimes.com — Ahead of hearings to discuss an overhaul of No Child Left Behind, the signature education law from the George W. Bush administration, Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee and chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, said Tuesday that he wanted to reverse the "trend towards a national school board" in federal education policy.

Education Secretary Says Administration Is Committed to Testing

nytimes.com — With debates about the appropriate role for the federal government in public education increasingly polarized, the secretary of education, Arne Duncan, signaled on Monday that the administration remained committed to annual testing for students and performance evaluations of teachers based in part on the results of the tests.

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

nytimes.com — Cue the hand-wringing about digital distraction: Fewer children are reading books frequently for fun, according to a new report released Thursday by Scholastic, the children's book publisher. In a 2014 survey of just over 1,000 children ages 6 to 17, only 31 percent said they read a book for fun almost daily, down from 37 percent four years ago.

Home Schooling: More Pupils, Less Regulation

nytimes.com — FREEPORT, Pa. - Until recently, Pennsylvania had one of the strictest home-school laws in the nation. Families keeping their children out of traditional classrooms were required to register each year with their local school district, outlining study plans and certifying that adults in the home did not have a criminal record.

Pennsylvania’s deregulation reignites homeschool debate

pics.mcclatchyinteractive.com — Unlike so much of education in this country, teaching at home is broadly unregulated. Along with steady growth in homeschooling has come a spirited debate and lobbying war over how much oversight such education requires.
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Feb 01, 2015

That puppy ad was still not as good as Old Yeller, though. #SuperBowl ad

Feb 01, 2015

Can we have a ban on using noble historical speeches in #SuperBowl ads?

Feb 01, 2015

Living room suggestion: first ad after kickoff should be anti domestic violence PSA. But Go Daddy more likely.

Feb 01, 2015

"Children are raised in all sorts of ways, and they all turn out just fine." Amen. nytimes.com/2015/02/01/opi…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @nytimes: An extra hurdle to graduate high school: passing the test given to immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens nyti.ms/1EUwxL1

Jan 31, 2015

NPR listeners who don't pledge: "You can call them cheapskates, but you can’t question their morals." @cklosterman nytimes.com/2015/02/01/mag…



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