Most Teachers Purchase Their Own School Supplies

The average teacher spent nearly $500 on school supplies during the 2014 to 2015 school year. Seven percent of teachers spend more than $1,000 on school supplies. Teachers spend more money when they work in a high-poverty school than in a wealthier school. Fifty percent of public schools are eligible for the free lunch program. […]... Read More

3 Books for Young Students Celebrating Black History Month

Schools across the United States are embracing Black History Month. While fewer than 25 percent of all children’s books have a main character that is black, Hispanic or Native American, there are some wonderful books that parents and teachers may want to consider reading to their students this month. Tiny Stitches Tiny Stitches is a […]... Read More

Government Only Pays Attention To Tuition At For-Profits, But Not Nonprofits

In January of 2017, the United States Department of Education came out with a list of hundreds of colleges that are considered to be failing. These colleges were put on the list because of the fact that the graduates from those schools are charging unreasonable tuitions that an alarming amount of their graduates cannot pay […]... Read More

Gates Foundation Invests Billions to Improve American Education

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is well-known for his philanthropy in the education sector. He recently earmarked an additional $1.7 billion in funding through the Gates Foundation in order to increase the availability of quality education. The primary focus of the investment centers on people of color and low income families. The Gates Foundation […]... Read More

Universal College Admission Test Are Becoming More Universal

The, ACT, which score indicates what a student knows and the SAT, which score indicates what the student is capable of learning is recognized as universal college admission tests. Although some of the most talented students are not taking either of these tests and as pointed out by the New York Times less than a […]... Read More

Success Academy is Leading the Charge

If the proof is in the pudding, then perhaps the educational system as a whole should have a look at the recipe devised and executed by Success Academy. Leading the charge is Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools. The first school opened in 2006 and has since grown to 32 locations. […]... Read More

California’s Cheap Community Colleges

California has many colleges and universities. However, not every student can attend them because they cannot afford to pay for their high tuition fees. Numerous community colleges are affordable. It is not advisable for students to take loans to pay for their tertiary education when they can easily attend community colleges. You should also remember […]... Read More

What Does The Every Child Succeeds Act Mean For Public Schools?

The discussions began the minute President Obama signed the Every Child Succeeds Act back in 2015.   The act is a stark opposite to Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act. The new act will go into effect the start of the new school year beginning in 2017 and will give educators a unique opportunity to […]... Read More