Powered by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 
Get Schooled

Get Schooled 

743 items
Results 21 - 40 of 743< previousnext >

GOP candidate for state school chief Mike Buck: Time, talent, and resources will improve achievement

The AJC asked each of the four candidates for state school superintendent – Republicans Mike Buck and Richard Woods and Democrats Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie Wilson -- to write a piece for the Sunday AJC Atlanta Forward section.  Here is Buck's essay. Here are links to the other candidates' ...

Democratic school chief candidate Valarie Wilson: Every child deserves a first-class education.

The AJC asked each of the four candidates for state school superintendent – Republicans Mike Buck and Richard Woods and Democrats Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie Wilson -- to write a piece for the Sunday AJC Atlanta Forward section.  Here is Wilson's essay. Here are links to the other AJC ...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks about education, Monday, July 7, 2014, during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. The nation's largest teachers' union wants Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long standing tension between the Obama administration and teachers' unions _ historically a steadfast Democratic ally. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Valarie Wilson responds to opponent's call to stand by Obama, Duncan

Democratic state school superintendent candidate Alisha Thomas Morgan asked opponent Valarie Wilson for a response  to the National Education Association's denouncement of U.S. Education Secretory Arne Duncan, which Morgan condemned as an attack on President Obama and his education efforts. Delegates to the national convention passed a resolution calling for ...

David Jernigan

Atlanta school chief turns to KIPP charter school network to hire her deputy

In her first week in the job, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen has turned to one of the most successful charter school networks, KIPP, to hire her deputy superintendent. David Jernigan will leave his job as executive director of KIPP Metro Atlanta to join APS pending school board approval ...

Jason Carter says the state has to both fund schools and create a long-term vision for education. (Carter campaign photo)

Jason Carter: We need a plan and a vision for education

Here is a piece by Jason Carter, Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, on his education vision. I am posting a piece by his Republican opponent, Gov. Nathan Deal, later today. These pieces ran in the Sunday AJC.  We are running pieces this Sunday by the four candidates for state ...

Study: Teacher associations in Georgia among nation's weakest

A few posters routinely cite the role of teacher "unions" in Georgia in influencing education policy. So, I thought the  findings of a new study on the state-by-state power of teacher unions  were worth sharing. The Fordham Institute and Education Reform Now examined 37 different variables  --  resources and membership, ...

University of Pennsylvania student Clare Lombardo is a guest writer for the AJC Get Schooled blog this summer.

Get ready: Goodbye CRCT and EOCT. Hello Georgia Milestones.

Today, University of Pennsylvania student Clare Lombardo discusses the new Georgia Milestones tests, which replace the CRCT and the End of Course Test. She put some of the reader questions on the new tests to the state Department of Education.  A Decatur resident, Lombardo is a rising sophomore with aspirations ...

Which districts get best return on education spending? Gwinnett at top. Atlanta near bottom.

I received this email from Ulrich Boser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, about the release today of the center’s new report on educational productivity. He wrote: "The results for the districts in Georgia are fascinating. Atlanta receives relatively low productivity results; Gwinnett County gets higher than average ...

Money matters: More than one in six US teens confused about even simple spending

The low performance of U.S. teens and their peers worldwide on a financial literacy study doesn't surprise me. Most of us learn about money from making mistakes with it in our 20s and 30s.   Teaching kids financial planning earlier would help. Friends and colleagues who were money savvy in ...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks about education, Monday, July 7, 2014, during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. The nation's largest teachers' union wants Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long standing tension between the Obama administration and teachers' unions _ historically a steadfast Democratic ally. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

State school chief race: Morgan challenges Wilson on Duncan, Obama. Political ploy?

The four candidates for state school chief have been crisscrossing the state reminding voters about the July 22 runoff. I am not sure how many parents will be paying attention as late July is a big vacation time, especially for districts that start back in early August. The AJC has ...

A student does a practice test for the CRCT

How did your local schools score on CRCT? Any surprises?

School-level CRCT scores were released by the state today. This will be our last chance to mull over the scores as students will sit down next year to the Georgia Milestones, a new test that is supposed to be more nuanced and thus more telling. No surprises that I can ...

A researcher at the University of North Georgia says there is no evidence that children have individual learning styles. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Georgia professor: 'Time to relegate learning styles to the dust bin'

Josh Cuevas is an educational psychologist and assistant professor at the University of North Georgia. He sent me a note after I posted a piece on the mythology of learning styles, explaining he was a former teacher turned cognitive psychologist who now studies the efficacy of learning styles instruction. He offered to write ...

July 7, 2014 - Atlanta - Meria Carstarphen (right) and principal Shelly Powell (left) met briefly with the summer planning team  at Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School.  The first day mood was jovial.   Monday was new Atlanta Public Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s first official day on the job, which started with a staff meeting at APS offices and included a visit to  Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School.   BOB ANDRES  / BANDRES@AJC.COM

New Atlanta school chief: Stop slapping hands of employees and start joining hands with them

Etienne R. LeGrand is an education strategist and writer in Atlanta. She offers some perspective and some advice for new Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, who officially began her job today. By Etienne R. LeGrand Errol Davis, interim superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools, has left the district building ...

Za’Riyah Jones (left) and Laryssa Brogdon use pennies to test the load-bearing capacity of a bridge they built with spaghetti and marshmallows. Teacher Rudoph Liggins dreams up hands-on learning activities for his gifted students at Chapel Hill Elementary School near Decatur. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

"My child is not gifted." Crying at first but accepting it later.

Among the responses to the AJC Sunday package on gifted education in Georgia was a candid and compelling essay by former AJC education writer Patti Ghezzi. To learn more about gifted education: Here is the AJC gifted report. Here is a blog discussion of it. Here is a blog Q&A ...

Stanley Udekigbo (center), 11, shares a laugh with Ryan Mai (left), 10, as they rehearse for “Shakespeare’s Hamlet for kids” in 5th grade gifted class at Lilburn Elementary School on May 7, 2014. In 2006, Georgia education officials touted the growing numbers of minority and disadvantaged students flowing into gifted classes.But an analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows black students still lag significantly behind their white counterparts in gifted programs. And the gap is wide when it comes to poor students. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Gifted education in Georgia. Let's talk about it. Noon discussion here.

One of the reporters on the AJC Sunday package on gifted education will be here at noon to take your comments and share his reporting on the issue. Simply comment as you normally do and AJC reporter Ty Tagami will respond. Please note that comments can take a minute to ...

Khemet Warren answers a question about the stock market in Rudoph Liggins’ gifted classroom at Chapel Hill Elementary School near Decatur. The gifted program lets students explore topics to a greater depth and breadth than is possible in general classes. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Determining which students in Georgia are gifted: Is the process fair? Should we rethink gifted ed?

The Sunday AJC has an excellent package on how children in Georgia are chosen for gifted programs, one of the most contentious issues in education. If you are interested in this topic, make sure to read the package and join me and AJC education writer Ty Tagami at noon Monday ...

CHANGE AT THE TOP--APRIL 14, 2014 ATLANTA Dr. Meria Carstarphen and the APS school board hold a press conference after the vote. Outgoing superintendent Errol Davis can be seen behind her. The Atlanta Public School board voted unanimously to appoint Meria Carstarphen as the incoming superintendent of schools. Carstarphen, current superintendent of the Austin, TX school district, will start this summer. KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

The legacy of Erroll Davis: A strong start but weak finish

I am sharing the second part of Robert Stockwell's assessment of Errol B. Davis' tenure as superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. As I noted yesterday, Stockwell writes Financial Deconstruction, a must-read blog for APS parents. As a chronicler of APS with special attention to budget and management, Stockwell offers an ...

Much of Errol Davis’ time as school superintendent was taken by issues that frustrated him. “I can’t help children when I’m working on adult issues, when I’m trying to keep a board from being removed by the governor, while I’m trying to keep a board not be hauled into court by the Attorney General, while I’m trying to ferret out unethical teachers and principals,” he said. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Atlanta's Erroll Davis: An able administrator, a novice educator. Did he change APS for the better?

Robert Stockwell is a careful observer and chronicler of Atlanta Public Schools in his blog Financial Deconstruction, which every parent in APS ought to read.  He sent me a good perspective piece on the tenure of outgoing APS Superintendent Errol B. Davis.  At my request, Stockwell broke his assessment into ...

Students at Grady High School were shown this anti evolution cartoon in a biology class PowerPoint, leading to complaints to the principal. The school's newspaper did a good story on the controversy.

Evolution vs. creationism: Does this cartoon belong in Grady High School biology class?

A reader sent me a note about this anti-evolution cartoon, which was shown to a freshman biology class at Atlanta's Grady High School as part of a PowerPoint presentation. "I just can't believe that this didn't hit the media in a bigger way. I'm pretty horrified by the idea that ...

State releases test results: Math still daunts Georgia high school students

The state Department of Education released the results of this year’s End of Course Tests today. Math performance again was disappointing. In a repeat of last year’s dismal scores in Coordinate Algebra, 60 percent of students failed to meet the standard. That was a slight improvement over last year, which ...

743 items
Results 21 - 40 of 743< previousnext >
Archives: 2013    2014   
 
 

Today on MyAJC.com

The Civil War destroyed — and recreated — Atlanta

The Civil War destroyed — and re-created — Atlanta

Image 1: the Five Points MARTA station, where thousands of people exit and enter daily. Image 2: wooden buildings, side by side like boxes on a shelf, with a sign “AUCTION & NEGRO SALES.

Comments  (1)  

Toddler’s death, dad’s role, much debated

Toddler dad’s fate rests on digital sleuthing

On July 3, Cobb police and prosecutors successfully used tidbits culled from Justin Ross Harris’ electronic devices to shock an international audience.

Baseball Hall of Fame weekend

The scene at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown prepares to induct former Braves greats Cox, Glavine and Maddux Sunday.

Subscribe to the AJC on your device

24-hour Digital Pass: Flashback

See Flashback Fotos on myajc.com for only 99 cents. Visit the MyAJC archives for a historic look at Atlanta from Midtown in the 70s to Auburn Avenue and even life here before traffic jams on the interstates.

In your community

Annual Woofstock event in Suwanee

Volunteering in Atlanta

Learn how to volunteer in Atlanta and north Georgia, browse volunteer events and search local groups who need volunteers in the arts, community, food programs, housing, animal rescue and more.

Video

Mark Arum Weekend Construction Outlook

Updated every Friday, Mark Arum tells us where we can find construction, events and anything else to slow us down on the roads this weekend.

Today's top news on ajc.com

Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

 Nunn federal building to reopen Monday

After a week of repairs to the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center’s electrical system and a thorough safety check, nearly 5,000 federal employees who work in the downtown building will be able to return to their offices Monday.