The Answer Sheet: AWARDS

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Missing from 2013 MacArthur genius list

What profession missed making the list again?

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:33 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Genius Awards, Same As In 2012

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 03/12/2013

School custodian wins national award for helping kids

Sometimes a nice little story is just the ticket, and here's one: A custodian at a Texas high school won the national LifeChanger of the Year award for his efforts to help and mentor students.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:17 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AWARDS, The LifeChanger

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Nobel Prizes: Which schools have won the most?

Are the winningest institutions in the United States or Europe? Here's the list.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AWARDS, Nobel Prizes;

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/27/2011

James Franco’s unusual education

James Franco, actor and co-host of The Academy Awards tonight, likes going to school. In fact, he still is, studying for his doctorate in English at Yale University, while fitting in movie and television appearances when he isn’t studying.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education | Tags:  anne hathaway, columbia university, james franco, the academy awards, the oscars, yale university

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011

Why Oscar snubbed ‘Superman’ -- deservedly so

The documentarians get it: “Waiting for Superman” was not a good/accurate enough documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  School turnarounds/reform, School turnarounds/reform, School turnarounds/reform | Tags:  academy award nominations, academy awards, davis guggenheim, diane ravitch, documentaries, feature documentaries, films that were snubbed, inside job, michelle rhee, movies snubbed, oscar nominations, oscar snubs, oscars, randi weingarten, superman, waiting for superman

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2011

Why 'Inside Job' bests 'Waiting for Superman' on school reform

Now that "Waiting for Superman" has made the short list of documentaries up for an Academy Award, an educator explains why another film on the list, "Inside Job," does a better job of explaining the school crisis even though its not about education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  School turnarounds/reform, School turnarounds/reform, School turnarounds/reform | Tags:  academy awards, critics choice awards, davis guggenheim, golden globe awards, inside job, oscars, public schools, school reform, schools, waiting for superman

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 05/07/2010

Naval Academy prof wins Maryland parent involvement award

A U.S. Naval Academic history professor who helped lead an effort to reform two Anne Arundel County middle schools--even though his five children are too young to be middle schoolers--won Maryland’s statewide award for parent involvement. And a Montgomery County parent is one of the finalists.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:05 AM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parents | Tags:  Comcast Parent Involvement Matters Awards, Comcast parent involvement, Maryland and contest and parents, Maryland contest for parents, Naval professor wins award, parent involvement, parent involvement award

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2010

Should high schools eliminate honors at graduation?

A high school student writes that high school graduations should honor all students equally, and that icons on programs and honor cords should be eliminated.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  High School | Tags:  Catonsville High School, awards ceremony, graduation ceremonies, graduation honors, high school graduation, honors awards ceremony