Monthly archive September, 2010

High school teachers win Wall Street Journal to use in their journalism classes

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee c0-chair The news from the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund is that 11 high school teachers  each won 30 copies of The Classroom Edition, a downloadable Teacher Guide, unlimited use of WSJclassroom.com and full subscription access to The Wall Street Journal Online. To enter, the teacher had to write an essay...

Opening day at Ambassador School of Global Leadership is exciting time for professional media, high school journalism students and journalism adviser

Editor’s note: Alexandria Lau teaches U.S. history, journalism and photography at Ambassador School of Global Leadership and is a mentee in the JEA Mentoring Program. Her mentor is Jolene Combs. The school, part of a six-school complex in urban Los Angeles, has gained national attention due to construction costs. The site of the school is...

School principals and school district administrators make a major difference in teaching performance and morale

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The news from Education Week is that controversial Michelle Rhee will be ending her 3 1/2-year term as chancellor of the Washington, D.C., schools because the mayor who named her was defeated in the recent primary. I was introduced to Rhee in the cover photos and story of...