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The retirement of thousands of baby boomer teachers coupled with the departure of younger teachers frustrated by the stress of working in low-performing schools is fueling a crisis in teacher turnover that is costing school districts substantial amounts of money as they scramble to fill their ranks for the fall term. Click.
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For most high school students who want to attend an elite college, the SAT is more than a test. It is one of life’s landmarks. Waiting for the scores -- one for verbal, one for math, and now one for writing, with a possible 800 on each -- is painfully suspenseful. The exact scores are commonly remembered forever after. So it has been for half a century. But events of recent years have challenged the SAT’s position....
More than 800 students applied to attend the new Ben Gamla Charter (Public) School in Hollywood, Fla., within weeks of its announced opening, but critics are watching carefully to see that the school stays focused on Hebrew language and culture, not religion.
Rather than bolstering the likelihood of students marrying other Jews, attending once-a-week Sunday school programs actually slightly increases the chance of intermarriage, according to a newly published study.
Two researchers who found that art classes don't improve overall academic performance nonetheless advocate strongly on behalf of arts education in a new book, Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education.
New research shows that Head Teachers (what the Brits call school principals) have little impact on public school performance, but make a big difference in private schools where a new head can have a dramatic influence, instilling a better sense of purpose and vigour.