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Archive for February, 2008

The Chicago Tribune Reports…

February 29, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

that Oak Park schools are going to now offer all-day kindergarten in the fall.

Seniors To Sophomores Article….

February 29, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on this state crated program that will allow high school seniors who meet certain requirements the right to earn college credit while still going to high school.

The Boston Globe Looks At More…

February 29, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

schools moving over to all day kindergarten.

CIRCLE Releases New Report On Civic Classes….

February 28, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

in high school. It is another report looking at just students from California.

The report says that students with higher social economic status were more likely to have civic orientated classes. White students were more likely to have civic orientated classes than African-Americans.

Common Core Releases Report….

February 28, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on what students do not even know now. Some of the questions asked in the report was when the Civil War started, what was Brown vrs. Board Of Education, and were Plato and Aristotle were Greek philosophers.

The students got the history questions more right than the literature questions.

New California Dropout Research Project Report….

February 28, 2008 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

out showcasing what the state should do to curb dropout rates.

They say over the lifetime of all 20 year old dropouts in California from the year 2005 it will costs the state 46.4 billion bucks in revenue.

They recommend collecting and reporting more useful data which I agree with. I also agree with them on re-examining high school graduation requirements. They include others as well.