Education Updates from Black and Education.com
By the time a child enters second grade he or she has already been introduced to short and long vowel sounds. So many three-letter words and sight words are already a part of their repertoire.
However, it is important to make sure they get a sound footing in reading certain words that contain digraphs and blends.
The main part of any computer is the central processing unit or CPU.
The CPU does all of the operations and calculations that make a computer run. It is made up of a control unit and an arithmetic and logic unit (ALU). The control unit does just that, it controls which instruction is carried out next.
Computer science, software development and computer programming are some of the fastest growing areas in our economy.
Traditional jobs that were once mainstays in the workforce are now being replaced or supplemented with computer related skills and hardware. What will the job market be like 30 years from now or even 20 years from now?
As a person who has shifted careers, I am now turning to something I love, computer programming. It occurred to me that some of our children might not be getting the development they
Many children do not develop good writing skills throughout their time in school. In particular, writing and analyzing works of literature can be difficult for a child if he or she doesn't have any practice.
You can begin early by encouraging your child to do one book report per month, as early as the second grade.
Last year a lawsuit was filed on behalf of children in five of the lowest performing schools in Detroit.
The lawsuit alleges that children in Detroit have been denied the chance to even achieve literacy through the purposeful divestment and indifference displayed by the state of Michigan in various ways. The suit asserts that education is a fundamental right, such that the denial of a basic education is presumably unconstitutional and it falls under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
Florida recently passed a law that enacts several changes within its education system. The most controversial aspect of this law centers around the operation of charter schools and “Schools of Hope.”
Recently we discussed the changes to the graduation requirements in Chicago’s public school system, but there is a far more important topic that is having an impact throughout the entire state—the state’s funding for education. Although all of the politicians involved vow that schools will open on time, current disagreements really put into question whether schools will actually open on time and without disruptions in just a few weeks.
Chicago's Board of Education recently approved three requirements for graduation that have sparked some discussion:
- science requirements,
- financial education requirements and
- post-graduation plans
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