Every weekday, I am sharing the day’s most interesting education headlines. Read about and discuss the nation’s new common core curriculum standards, Hawaii’s second application for Race to the Top funds and the new performance-based pay contract D.C. teachers ratified this week.
Hawaii submitted a second and stronger application for $75 million in federal Race to the Top funds, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported today.
D.C. teachers ratified a new contract that includes additional pay for high-performance teachers, The Washington Post reported today.
This bears repeating (I posted it in my Twitter stream yesterday) since it casts an interesting angle on the above story, The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss reported yesterday that Chicago’s teacher performance-based pay system didn’t actually work.
The Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi reported in May on a new high school graduate who would have dropped out of high school after 10th grade if it hadn’t been for a school administrator intervening.
On the other hand, Lisa Belkin at The New York Times’ parenting blog talks about how one mother encouraged her daughter to drop out of high school. The story puts the spotlight on the traditional educational “arc” in the United States.
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Uber Driver Denies Sexual Assault
Former Uber driver Luke Wadahara, 24, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of sexual assaulting a passenger, 16.
Alleged Seal Attacker Arrested
A 19-year-old Kauai man has been arrested in connection with the recent beating of a 17-year old pregnant monk seal.
Parents Of ‘Peter Boy’ Indicted
The murder charges are in connection with the disappearance of their son, Peter Kema Jr., 19 years ago on the Big Island.
State officials reluctantly reveal the bid for a three-year contract to house up to 1,800 Hawaii prisoners on the mainland.