Education: Tweens


Adults Blame Parents for Education Problems

More people are blaming parents for low test scores instead of teachers. Credit: Getty Images SEATTLE (AP) - Blaming teachers for low t...Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home.

Some Parents Being Fined if Children Skip School

Parents could pay if kids miss class. Credit: Getty Images
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - School districts in western Alaska have found a new way to cra...
School districts in western Alaska have found a new way to crack down on truancy -- or rather, an old way: They're getting police to enforce a years-old state law that lets them fine parents whose children skip school.

Is the Internet Turning Kids Into Terrible Spellers?

Whu sayz yur kidz can't spell? Credit: Getty Images
This is nothing to :) about or LOL over. Time magazine, citing a paper just released by the...
Study reveals kids are stupid, but puts it more politely.

Teaching Children the Meaning of Thanksgiving

Teach your children about the meaning of Thanksgiving! Credit: Getty Images
Thanksgiving can mean many things: family, turkey, football (not nece...

Is Your Child's Classroom Too Crowded?

Sardines or students? Credit: Getty Images
Are there too many kids in your child's classroom? If so, they've got company. School districts in F...
School districts in Florida and New York and across the country are struggling with a growing problem -- too many kids and too few desks

Should We Stop Giving Teachers Tenure?

Are tenured teachers "untouchable?" Credit: Corbis Education is always a hot topic. Right now, teacher tenure is taking a lot of he...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to eliminate tenure, which he says will make it easier to get rid of teachers that are not doing a good job. What do you think?

Parent (Bleep)ing Mad Over Homework With Bad Words

Connecticut parents are outraged when offensive words appear on their kids' homework. Credit: Getty Images You mi...Homework on controversial literature proves, uh, controversial.

Future Teachers Must Show, Not Just Tell, Skills

Professor Susan Gibbs Goetz video tapes her former student, Jasmine Zeppa who teaches her class. Credit: AP
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Standing ...
A new licensing system is being tested in 19 states that includes filming student teachers in their classroom and evaluating the video, also candidates must show they can prepare a lesson, tailor it to different levels of students and present it effectively.


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