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Conservatives angry over Pell Grant funding in Boehner debt bill

29 Jul

Conservatives angry over Pell Grant funding in Boehner debt bill

House conservatives who have stalled legislation to raise the national debt limit are angry that it includes $17 billion in supplemental spending for Pell Grants, which some compare to welfare.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2011/07/conservatives-angry-over-pell-grant.html

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The Kelley Williams-Bolar mess: A school board members view

29 Jan

I have sat back and until today have not posted anything about a case in which a poor black woman Kelley Williams-Bolar was jailed for sending her kids to an out of district school. I have read the responses many have given to this story on other blogs and web sites.

Read my take on this situation from my view as a school board member: http://aareports.com/2011/01/kelley-williams-bolar-mess-school-board.html

Black student’s hands duct taped together for not washing them?

16 Dec

Black student’s hands duct taped together for not washing them?

At a school in Chicago a four year old black child had his hands duct taped together because he refused to take a nap, and he didn’t want to wash his hands. The boy went to Piu-Tak Chinese Christian school which is run by the Chinese Christian Union Church and the parents of the child believe racism played a huge part in this.

 Read more:
http://aareports.com/2010/12/4-yr-olds-hands-duct-taped-together.html

New poll: US adults blame parents for nations education problems

12 Dec

New poll: US adults blame parents for nations education problems

Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home.

Read more:  http://aareports.com/2010/12/new-poll-us-adults-blame-parents-for.html

Criticism of how Newark is spending Facebook School reform dollars

13 Nov

Criticism of how Newark is spending Facebook School reform dollars

The Partnership for Education in Newark was set up
to match Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift. It estimates the outreach effort and advertising and public relation costs will total $1 million. A legislator is criticizing how officials are spending money in New Jersey’s largest city in the wake of a $100 million gift from the founder of Facebook.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/11/criticism-of-newarks-use-of-facebook.html

Mayor Fenty reforming Washington DC schools equals no reelection?

13 Sep

Mayor Fenty reforming Washington DC schools equals no reelection?

This is one of those instances that remind you of the old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty fought for and gained control of DC schools after which he inserted Michelle Rhee as schools chancellor. The schools have improved bu…t the very people’s children who are benefiting from this have no love for Rhee or Fenty because they think they are reforming too fast?????

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/09/black-mayor-reforming-dc-school.html