Posts Tagged by Education

15 overlay maps that will change the way you see the world

Maps are all imperfect because they portray the globe in just two dimensions. Most maps, like the Mercator projection, distort the size or shape of land masses, which skews our perceptions of how big continents and countries are compared to one another. When you consider […]

People Laughed When Bill De Blasio First Proposed Free Pre-K. Now He’s Expanding It.

When Bill de Blasio ran for New York City mayor in 2013, his plan to enact a universal preschool program for 4-year-olds was treated more like a lofty ideal than a workable promise. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten suggested the goal was unrealistic, […]

Why This Man Was More Comfortable In Prison Than Out

Albert Bell celebrated his graduation in cap and gown last month ― but he wasn’t leaving school. He was leaving behind two decades of incarceration. On March 23, Bell and around 150 other men graduated from the Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program, which […]

The best public high school in America is an Arizona charter school with 750 students

Scottsdale, Arizona is home to the best public high school in the nation, according to a new ranking by US News & World report. BASIS Scottsdale is a 5th through 12th grade charter school with 754 students. It’s the first time the school has ranked […]

The 15 best public high schools in America

Arizona public schools claimed four of the top five spots on the US News & World Report’s 2017 ranking of best high schools. BASIS Scottsdale, a charter school that’s part of a larger charter network, was ranked the best public high school in the nation. […]

New Orleans Charter School Problems Exposed At NAACP Hearing

New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a nearly complete transformation of a public school system into a system of charter schools. […]

New Kids’ Book Helps Parents Approach ‘The Talk’ About Police Brutality

In the black community, “the talk” with your children isn’t just that of the birds and the bees ― it’s the one where you explain to them how their skin tone may one day make them a police target. It’s a conversation so difficult that […]

Tad Cummins’ Sister Says He’s In Denial Over Kidnapping

The sister of Tad Cummins, the 50-year-old former teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl in Tennessee, says her brother doesn’t believe he kidnapped the teen. “I asked him why ― why would he do this ― and the answer he gave me is that […]

This New York college has a 100% job placement rate and charges zero tuition — but there’s a catch

Webb Institute is one of only a handful of colleges in the US that offers a tuition-free four-year education. Located in Glen Cove, New York, the school boasts a strong academic program, and is ranked in Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. The […]

Mesmerizing maps show where the most educated Americans live

You may not know your neighbors by name, but you can at least know them by education level. Kyle Walker, an assistant professor of geography at Texas Christian University, has created an interactive dot map visualizing US neighborhoods by educational attainment. Each dot represents between […]

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