An international group of physicists led by Prof Vladan Vuletic of MIT has developed a novel technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using one photon. The new technique, described in the journal Nature, provides a realistic method to generate large ensembles of entangled atoms, which are key components for realizing more-precise atomic clocks. Today’s [...]
The Science Leadership Academy is a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia. Photo: Nichole Dobo
This year has been a fantastic year for Science Leadership Academy college acceptances. We’ve seen our kids get into some of the most well respected schools in record numbers - and many of our kids are the first SLA-ers to ever get accepted into these schools.
Whether or not they are able to go to is another question.
Today, I was sitting with one of our SLA seniors.
A person comes down with a terrible disease. The doctors give up all hope. Then, suddenly, the disease is gone. It's a great soap opera plot, but it can actually happen in real life. The question is, how?Read more...
While protests against the Common Core have sprung up in communities as diverse as New York City, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and Portland, Oregon, a new poll suggests that the protestors themselves may be less diverse: White parents tend to dislike the standards, while the majority of black and Hispanic parents approve of Common Core.
K. Butler, right of Benton, Miss., and Lynn Wagner of Hickory, second from right, speak to school children from Meridian as they are guided past their
It’s “March Madness,” and we still don’t compete for black children.
A recent report out of the Education Research Alliance of New Orleans found that principals, compelled to compete in the highly decentralized environment of New Orleans, reacted to market pressures by curating their student bodies. In hopes of academic improvement, these principals recruited per pupil expenditures attached to students and/or “creamed” for children who maximized chances to