Friday, January 23, 2009

Experts debate Ohio's dropout academies

Experts debate Ohio's dropout academies

Two years ago, 16-year-old Jonathan Martinez was a defiant kid from New York City who felt disconnected from his new peers at Columbus' West High School.

No argument: High school debate is popular once again

Literacy and graduation rates are improving for teens in debate programs. Students hope to put to rest the stereotype of debaters as geeks with pocket protectors.

Crowds of Lincoln High School students flooded the sidewalks along Broadway recently as another school day came to an end. But 16-year-old Tania Navarro wasn't in the crowd. She sat inside one of the school's bungalow classrooms, tapping her pencil against the sheet of paper in front of her.

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What makes a great educator?

Educators serve as our source of major knowledge. Being a good educator will ensure quality learning on the part of the students. An educator as defined refers to someone who is trained in teaching. Therefore all educators are teachers but not all teachers are great educators. READ MORE AT Read more ...