Juana Summers

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Juana Summers appears in the following:

Move Over Books: Libraries Let Patrons Check Out The Internet

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Imagine being able to walk into a public library and check out a Wi-Fi hot spot as if it were just another book. Soon, patrons in two major U.S. cities won't have to imagine it.

The public library systems in New York and Chicago won funding from the Knight Foundation ...

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The Politics Of The Common Core

Friday, June 20, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that he wants to cut ties with the Common Core State Standards, the benchmarks in reading and math that he helped bring to the state four years ago, and replace them with new, Louisiana-specific standards.

"We won't let the federal government take over ...

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Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The NCTQ study is the second in two years that argues that schools of education are in disarray.

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Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's been only a couple of weeks since Google released the diversity numbers on its workforce, and there's been a lot of talk since then about why the tech giant and others in the industry don't really reflect the American population as a whole.

A well-written piece today in ...

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The Anatomy Of A Dress Code

Saturday, June 14, 2014

For principals and administrators, spring means a welcome end to snow days and delayed start times. But as the flowers and trees emerge from their winter slumber, so too do short pants, T-shirts, flip-flops and the inevitable battles over what kids can and can't wear to school.

It might as ...

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The Voc-Ed Makeover

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vocational education has long had a bad rap in the U.S. For years, voc-ed was written off as Plan B for underachieving kids. But the idea of using high school to better prepare students for a changing workforce has undergone a slow and subtle transformation.

For one, it's not called ...

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Is The Deck Stacked Against Black Boys In America?

Friday, May 30, 2014

The numbers are grim. Black boys are more likely than white boys to live in poverty, and with a single parent. They're also more likely to be suspended from school and land in prison, and less likely to be able to read.

But what to do about it? That's the ...

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A Dress Code Double Standard? #YesAllWomen Answers 'Yes'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Santa Barbara shootings this weekend and the online rants of the 22-year-old identified as the gunman brought an outpouring of reaction online over the weekend.

The hashtag #YesAllWomen generated thousands of posts discussing violence against women and the way women are viewed sexually. Many shared personal ...

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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The clash between academic freedom and state oversight in Kansas last week continues, as the state Board of Regents revised its policy on what faculty and staff at the state's colleges and universities can post on social media.

Following harsh criticism of a policy adopted last year that severely restricted ...

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Should College Rankings Include Rape And Assault Statistics?

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Princeton Review's college rankings can tell you which schools offer good value, where to find the swankiest dorms and whether a campus looks like something out of Reefer Madness. What those rankings don't tell you is whether your college pick has a rape and sexual assault problem.

The feminist ...

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No 'Silver Bullet' For Ending America's Dropout Crisis

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Students at high schools across the country are wrapping up the school year, finishing special projects and studying for finals. A new study asks why many of them will never graduate. And the report, released today by America's Promise Alliance and the Center for Promise at Tufts University, found no ...

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How News Organizations Covered Brown's 60th Anniversary

Monday, May 19, 2014

More than 700 miles separate Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Topeka, Kansas. But about one in three black students in the Alabama city today attend a school that could just as easily be in the Jim Crow days of the 1950s, ProPublica reported on Saturday.

Reporters visited two Tuscaloosa high schools ...

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Abramson To Wake Forest Grads: 'Show What You're Made Of'

Monday, May 19, 2014

When Wake Forest University officials invited Jill Abramson to deliver this year's commencement speech, they probably didn't realize they'd be in the midst of one of the biggest media controversies of the year.

Abramson's comments to the university's graduating class Monday morning were her first since being ousted as ...

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As More Speakers Get The Boot, Who's Left To Send Off Graduates?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In a string of commencement-speaker dropouts, would-be honorary guests are being pushed out by campus protests. Meanwhile, schools are trying to boost their reputations and promote diverse ideas.

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Ras Baraka Rises To Mantle Of Newark's New Mayor

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Newark, the New Jersey city held its first mayoral election since Cory Booker left for the U.S. Senate. Ras Baraka won, and Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC explains how the mayor-elect plans to run Newark.

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Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The government released the latest national test scores on Wednesday, and the news isn't good: 12th-graders are headed toward graduation, but many don't have the skills they need to succeed in college or work.

The test is the National Assessment of Educational Progress, often referred to as "the nation's ...

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Kerry Nominated for Secretary of State

Monday, December 24, 2012

Following Friday's nomination by President Obama, it is expected that Senator John Kerry will find an easy confirmation of his role as the next secretary of state. Juana Summers, nati...

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What a Candidate's Wife Must Do at a Political Convention

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The role of the candidate's wife has evolved over time, but at political conventions, she is often called upon to "soften" her husband. This was certainly Ann Romney's approach at las...

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Romney's Endorsements, SCOTUS Fallout, and Other Politics

Monday, April 02, 2012

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, and Juana Summers, national political reporter for POLITICO discuss the news of the week -- from tomorrow's primaries to the effect of the Supreme Court arguments on the 2012 race.

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