Education World: What Happened to Vocational Education (and Why We Need It Back)?
Are we really preparing our students for the job market or chasing a dream? Education World explores.
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It As urban education landscapes grow more complex, families need help making sense of their public school options, both district and charter. To assist with this process, some cities have launched unified enrollment systems, providing a common timeline for procedures, common application materials, centralized mechanisms to match students to schools, and comprehensive information systems that explain the process and list participating schools. Roughly half a dozen cities have unified their enrollment systems and continue to refine them, with others starting to follow their lead This guide helps city education leaders better understand the benefits and costs of a fully unified enrollment system. It…
Charter school facts vs. myths: What NAACP needs to learn
Two Fridays ago, a national debate in education came to Florida: Are charter schools a good thing, and specifically, are they good for children of color? The second part of the question is particularly interesting to the civil-rights organization that hosted a hearing in Orlando to explore it: the NAACP . It’s also a vital question to me as an African-American educator. So, I made the trip from Polk County to speak.
Our Favorite, Easy Hair Tips
Great hair doesn't require hours of work every day. Leave the hard lifting to us when you come in for your appointment. In between appointments, though, there are really easy, simple hair tips you can do to keep your hair happy and healthy.
What is the Apostolic Pardon?
As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by a…
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
When To Start Swimming Lessons
Watch more videos on parenting preschoolers - goo.gl/xU9W5m Nicole Hill, MA, Behaviorist and Swim Instructor, shares advice for parents on what age is...
Tips for Moving Schools
When faced with a move, one of the main concerns for families is selecting a new school. During the school year, children will spend more hours at school than at home each day, making this decision of utmost importance. The right school can ignite a passion for learning, improve self-confidence, and provide positive social interactions. Your school will be the place you spend time as a family and where friendships will develop. Choosing the Right School Begin by creating a list of the things that you value. Consider any special needs, opportunities for athletic and arts development, academic rigor, and then seek to find the best fit for all children in the family. Preliminary research should be completed online to help narrow your choices to your top two or three schools. A few…
Humboldt Unified School District
Current 7th Graders! Early registration for next year's Washington DC trip is happening right now. Register before May 25th and receive a discount on the trip, and you'll also receive a discount on...
Adams County Scholarship Fund Application
The Adams County Scholarship Fund is a multiyear scholarship worth $5050.00 per year and is renewable for up to four years. The scholarship award will be divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters This multiyear scholarship application is for students who meet the following criteria - Scheduled to graduate from an Adams 12 Five Star High School in May 2017 - A legal US resident - Pell eligible as determined by financial aid criteria (Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $12,995.00 or less) - Participating in a rigor based student success program (Required for those awarded and will be detailed in the fall) - Planning to attend a public Colorado institution of higher education as a…