Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon

Recent Stories By Stephanie Simon:

  • Boston bombing suspect accused in four deaths, could face executionJune 27, 2013

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on charges of killing four people in the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S....

  • Why Our Teachers Can't TeachJune 18, 2013

    The U.S. teacher training system is badly broken, turning out rookie educators who have little hands-on experience running classrooms and are quickly overwhelmed by the job, according to a report...

  • Bombs kill three people, wound more than 100 at Boston MarathonApril 15, 2013

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people, maiming others and injuring more than 100 in what a White House...

  • More U.S. High School Students Earn DiplomasFebruary 25, 2013

    For the first time in decades, the United States is making steady gains in the number of high school students earning diplomas, putting it on pace to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020,...

  • Are Booming Charter Schools Cherry-Picking Top Students?February 16, 2013

    Getting in can be grueling. Students may be asked to submit a 15-page typed research paper, an original short story, or a handwritten essay on the historical figure they would most like to meet....

  • Yale under fire for new campus in restrictive SingaporeDecember 28, 2012

    NEW HAVEN (Reuters) - For more than 300 years, Yale University has prided itself on training top students to question and analyze, to challenge and critique. Now, Yale is seeking to export those...

  • Some states will soon call the roll on school reformOctober 29, 2012

    (Reuters) - Voters in several states will weigh in next month on some of the most contentious issues in public education, including teacher tenure, charter schools and merit pay for teachers, as a...

  • Wealthy Foreigners Fund Charter Schools for VisasOctober 14, 2012

    It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with financial analysts raising concerns about their stability and regulators in several states shutting down schools for poor...

  • Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steamSeptember 24, 2012

    (Reuters) - With school in full swing across the United States, the littlest students are getting used to the blocks table and the dress-up corner - and that staple of American public education, the...

  • Analysis: Striking Chicago teachers take on national education reformSeptember 10, 2012

    (Reuters) - Chicago teachers walking picket lines on Monday, in a strike that has closed schools across the city, are taking on not just their combative mayor but a powerful education reform...

  • Rhee, Backed by Big Bucks, Vows Schools Overhaul May 20, 2012

    During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rhee set off a lot of fireworks. She's still doing it – on a national stage. Rhee has emerged as the...

  • Should U.S. Classroom Seats Be for Sale?May 3, 2012

    There are just seven pairs of boots lined up outside the kindergarten classroom in Revillo, South Dakota, a fading farm town. Just eight crayon drawings are taped to the wall outside second grade....

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