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.
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.
Deidre Farmbry, acting superintendent and chief academic officer of Philadelphia's schools, yesterday said she plans to resign July 31. Farmbry, a 28-year veteran of the district, said she has grown increasingly frustrated with the new reform plan for the system, which includes installing private companies to manage some schools.
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.
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.