The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Topics include the University of Washington and other colleges; the Common Core and standardized testing; teacher pay and strikes; charter schools; school discipline; classroom teaching methods; and funding under the McCleary decision. Coverage also includes the Education Lab project. SAI was designed to replace two well established and traditional special education programs – Resource Special Program (RSP) and Special Day Classroom (SDC). These programs served students that fell within the mild/moderate disability range. Citizens, legislators, and regulators should separate the concept of public education from the monopolistic delivery system and embrace 21st-century methods of connecting students with learning experiences.
An excellent education has long been recognized as key to the American Dream. Unfortunately, the current monopolistic and expensive K-12 education system is failing our students, leaving them unprepared for college, careers, or life. Similarly, our higher education system is leaving students with higher debt burdens and fewer career guarantees than ever before.
Update on the Leap Frog Letter Factory: My 3 year old son loves it! He asked to watch it three times the first day we brought it home from the library and now he sings the song, sounding out letters as he goes. It’s great! Thanks for the recommendation, Shawn.
A good family activity and one that will help develop the imagination and vocabulary is storytelling. Turn the TV off and have every member of the family tell a short story from their imagination. To grasp the comparative benefits of smaller family sizes and its effect on quality of life both for the individuals involved, the extended family, and the nation as a whole.
Right now, in states such as Florida, young people can stay home and learn lessons on their computers that are taught to them by state certified teachers who make sure that the guidelines are met and students are properly tested and vetted each school year.
In this area there are programs to help get them on their feet, AND EVEN PROVIDE A HOME FOR THEM, but the literal only reason they dont want to do it is because they dont want to quit drinking. I have to disagree. I have met self educated men who were intelligent enough for myself and other professional women to be compatible.