Dayo Ojerinde Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has singled out qualified teachers as vital tools for a much-needed social transformation in the country. Ambode, who was represented by the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, said this during the 36th, 37th and 38th joint convocation of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos, last Tuesday. The governor added, “No nation rises above the quality of its teachers. Although the influence of these graduates on society is, indeed, in the womb of time, it is my hope that they will be of such top quality that Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole will be proud of. “Despite the plethora of laudable
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together — Vincent Van Gogh. The month of May brings celebrations of accomplishments and achievements. From kindergarten to high school and college, graduation ceremonies are scheduled almost daily somewhere across our country. There are many similarities among these celebrations. But what is especially outstanding to me is that before there could be an ending of their journey, a decision had to be made to begin the journey. The journey could have started with picking up a golf club for the first time, watching the Corps of Cadets or listening to Miss Barbara's instructions on bathroom protocol (take care of business, flush, wash hands,
Both Columbia and Barnard offer Opportunity Programs to help students access and transition into higher education by preparing them for the rigor of college curriculum and helping them become familiar with the resources available to them on campus. The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program includes a five-week academic program that takes place between July and August of the summer right before freshman year begins. Students have the option to take a STEM or a humanities track with four or five courses, as well as an introductory course to Barnard and Columbia. If you're taking part in the program this summer, we thought it might be helpful for you to hear the perspective of students who have already completed it.
Would the promise of a four-day work week entice more teachers to take a job? A South Carolina school district is weighing that option as a means to attract and keep teachers. Nationwide, about 560 school districts in 25 states have adopted four-day weeks. Half of those districts are in Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma and Oregon, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. However, as a saga occurring now in a north Georgia district illustrates, four-day school weeks can be controversial. The Chattooga County School District, which adopted a four-day week in 2010, is supposed to return to a five-day-a-week class schedule in August. The school board voted 4-1 in January to abandon
NextGen Growth Partners LLC (NGP), a Chicago-based private equity firm that acquires and builds businesses alongside entrepreneurial operators, recently visited a group of young entrepreneurs at Northside College Preparatory High School (Northside) in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood. Brian O’Connor, NGP Founder and Managing Partner, spoke with the Future Business Leaders of Northside Student Club about the meaning of entrepreneurship, business leadership and proactivity in the working world. O’Connor says, “The students were so engaged and asked smart and thoughtful questions.
Children's author and illustrator Jan Brett had never visited a school in her home state of Massachusetts – but she turned that page on Monday. MEDWAY - Children's author and illustrator Jan Brett has traveled to schools nationwide for her “Free School or Library Visit” contest, but had never visited a school in her home state of Massachusetts – a page she turned on Monday. “(This school), being in the state of Massachusetts, makes me very proud, because I live not too far away – about 45 minutes,” Brett told an audience at McGovern Elementary School on Monday that included more than 30 wide-eyed first-graders, Superintendent Armand Pires, Principal Amy McDonald and School Committee Chairwoman Diane Borgatti.
Findings show that it is possible to accelerate literacy growth beyond what's expected for every learner Achieve3000®, the leader in differentiated instruction, announces the release of its annual National Lexile Study. The study demonstrates accelerated Lexile® growth for all students in the sample, across all grade levels, 2-12. The national study examines the Lexile growth of students using Achieve3000's PRO solutions with a minimum level of quantity and quality of practice. On average, all students exceeded their expected literacy growth by more than two times when completing at least one lesson each week, and more than three times when completing two or more lessons each week. Achieve3000
Oxford University will offer places with lower grades to students from disadvantaged backgrounds for the first time in its 900 year history.
Amid the hullabaloo over purported immigrant hordes, alleged Chinese perfidy on trade and a Green New Deal, Americans — crossing lines of age, party and gender — are united in what they really care about, according to a new poll: health care. Eighteen months before the presidential election, the finding suggests potential peril for President Trump should he be seen as insensitive on the issue, says John Della Volpe, polling director for RealClear Opinion Research, which conducted the survey. Health care was the most important issue across all three groups: 45% of Democrats, 30% of Republicans and 31% of independents ranked it their No. 1 issue from a list of six that were shown. For Republicans,
How 'lunch shaming' is facing scrutiny around the US Denying children a hot meal apparently isn't a popular way for schools to deal with unpaid lunch money. After a flood of angry Facebook comments and phone calls, a Rhode Island district last week abandoned its plan to serve cold sandwiches to students whose families owe money. "The outcry was global," said Catherine Bonang of Warwick Public Schools. Such practices aren't new, but they are facing more scrutiny. As the push against "lunch shaming" gains traction, here's what you should know: WHAT HAPPENED IN RHODE ISLAND? Previously, students in Warwick with unpaid charges were served cheese sandwiches that are not on the regular menu, which
QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Classes looked a little different on Monday for students at Shanks Middle School in Quincy as the school held an all-day mentoring summit. Jac'quese Pruitt is only in the eighth grade, but well on his way to becoming a man. Shanks Middle School is teaching him how to be a good one. "Being a good man shows that you have character," Pruitt said. "It shows that you have respect for yourself; that you love yourself." Principal Maurice Stokes says it's important to speak to kids about responsibility, good character traits, entrepreneurship and more. "Making sure that they're encouraged and they feel a sense of pride, and know that they can overcome obstacles," Stokes said. "The
APTOS — The Pajaro Valley Unified School District on May 17, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz's Educational Partnership Center, celebrated more than 200 college bound seniors with a special event at the Seascape Golf Club. The district provided a breakfast reception, event T-shirts, a photo booth, raffle prizes and an opportunity to gather with other PVUSD students who have signed with the same university. Students from Aptos, Pajaro Valley, Watsonville, Pacific Coast Charter and Diamond Technology Institute high schools who gained acceptance to a four-year college or university received an invitation to attend the event. “It has been a pleasure to have you at Pajaro Valley Unified School
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The UNC System has filed a motion seeking to halt changes to who appoints members to a North Carolina medical center board. System spokesman Josh Ellis says in a statement that attorneys for the system filed documents in Orange County Superior Court on Monday seeking to temporarily halt Vidant Medical Center and return the selection process to its former status. Originally, Pitt County appointed 11 members to the county-owned hospital and the UNC Board of Governors appointed the other nine, following creation of the Brody School of Medicine in 1975. In April, a change eliminated the UNC appointments and gave them to Vidant. Ellis said Vidant was asked to refrain from the
BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) - Some local schools have enlisted their own students to help others cope with the pressures of growing up. On Saturday morning, 400 seniors will graduate from Bellevue West. Part of the principal's message will be to "be kind" and to challenge everyone to do something nice because small gestures can lead to big impacts. It's an appropriate message since Bellevue West was one of the first Nebraska schools to incorporate the Hope Squad. Two years ago, students voted for their peers to determine who would be a part of the team. The Hope Squad vows to help those who may have dark days or just need a friend to talk to about the challenges of life. "The biggest thing is trusting