Immigrant girls consistently outperform immigrant boys, according to a recent Harvard study. The study found girls are better at straddling cultures while school-age boys feel more pressure to adapt the American lifestyle.
The Florida Education Association yesterday issued a "report card" on the state's educational system, and gave the state's schools an "F" in four of the eight categories. A spokesman for Gov. Jeb Bush, whose educational initiatives the union has often opposed, dismissed the report card as too political.
Last year, the number of 16- to-19-year olds working during July dropped to its lowest point since 1964, and a report says this summer's numbers are expected to be worse. Instead of work, teens are focusing on internships and academic programs.
A judge yesterday ended a 30-year-old desegregation lawsuit in Prince George's County, Md., a report says. A monitor would continue to check the district's progress on an accord it struck with the NAACP four years ago.
The Supreme Court tomorrow morning is expected to issue a decision on whether school voucher programs are constitutional. A decision either for or against vouchers would have a major impact on the direction of education policy nationwide, a report says.