March 2013 - A Blog for Principals and Teachers - School Matters | A Blog for Principals and Teachers – School Matters

 
 

Archive for March, 2013

 
 
Just What the Doctor Ordered

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Well, if he wanted to make a statement about education standards, he definitely hit the mark. Last month, Dr. Ben Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, was asked to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. In attendance was President Barak Obama, as well as many senior members of the President’s cabinet.

 
Video: The Role of Michelle Obama and Nutrition in Our Schools

Video: The Role of Michelle Obama and Nutrition in Our Schools

Kate discusses the efforts of Michelle Obama in improving nutrition in school in order to fight childhood obesity which is the greatest threat to the country’s health according to the surgeon general, Regina Benjamin.

Do you think that Michelle Obama should be involved in telling the rest of us what to eat? Kate says “Yes.” Watch the video and learn more!

 
Video: Implications of Common Core Standards for Students of Color

Video: Implications of Common Core Standards for Students of Color

School Matters video blogger Kate Cohen discusses the implications of common core state standards for students of color. Are state standards harming or improving the scores of low performing students? Watch the video and learn more!

 
The Shot Heard ‘Round the World’

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World’

The title of the short CBS report caught my eye: ‘Faith in Humanity Restored’. As one who is always looking to restore my faith in humanity, I thought it was well worth the few minutes it took to watch. And, at least at first, I was not disappointed.