2938 Packer Collegiate Institute
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In all the months of Republican primaries and early campaigning, the topic of education rarely emerged. That changed on Wednesday when the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, announced his new education agenda.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Note to public school parents: Adjust your calendars. Though the rains keep coming this spring, the winter was a mild one, and in many schools, two snow days that were never used are being given back to students at the end of June. But there's a catch: after having those two days off, students must come back to school for a half-day of classes, for one final counting of attendance.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
By Beth Fertig
A study finds that as many as 15 percent of students miss at least one school day in 10, doing harm to their academic progress, but they go largely undetected because of the way schools measure attendance.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
With building blocks making a comeback, an educator provides some tips for using blocks in the classroom to deepen the understanding of concepts and topics, and provide a time for children to explore, make choices and work with their hands. It all starts with a school trip and ends with "pick up."
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
By Jenny Anderson : author of Spousonomics
Behind every top girls' school is ... a man? In a move sure to prompt discussion, Nightingale-Bamford, one of the city’s top all-girls’ private schools, named Paul Burke, the current head of the upper school, to be its seventh leader.