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 state study shows one in five students doesn't graduate from high school in Arizona. Girls were more likely to graduate than boys, and more than 30% of Hispanic and American Indian students dropped out.
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.
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.
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.