I came across Byron Preiss in an old newspaper article. He wanted to use comic books to teach kids how to read. I wanted to learn more about him. so I started an Internet search for a man who built a publishing empire from a comic book and a dream
“In 1971, while Preiss was teaching at a Philadelphia elementary school, he conceived and with Jim Steranko produced an anti-drug comic book, The Block, designed for low-level reading skills. Published by Steranko's company, Supergraphics, it was distributed to schools nationwide.”Jim Steranko , life-long friend and collaborator said:
"For more than three decades, he (Byron) spearheaded a multiplicity of mediaforms, from comics and ebooks to electronic games and CD-ROMs, that fused words and images like few other individuals would achieve in the entertainment arts. As an author, he generated dozens of books, from hard science and history volumes to profusely illustrated children's literature. As a packager, he produced a stream of quality fiction and nonfiction titles for almost every primary publishing house... Preiss was a subtle, yet seminal force in contemporary popular culture and specifically in the evolution of narrative illustration"
Greece to school migrant children from September
Greece will hire hundreds of extra teachers to help thousands of migrant children join its public schools in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday. "The inclusion of all refugee children in the public school system will begin in September," Tsipras said in a televised address. Authorities have not given precise figures on how many refugee and migrant children are expected to enrol.
Clinton's Public College Plan Gives Wealthy Kids a Free Education
Democrats may finally be waking up to the reality that free tuition at all public colleges and universities would be a giveaway to richer Americans who do not need help paying for higher education. Senator Tim Kaine, recently announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, admitted as much in a Quora Q&A several weeks ago. This is different from Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s defeated rival for the Democratic nomination, who called for free tuition at all public institutions regardless of students’ incomes.
Changes Coming to Student Loan Servicing
In March 2015, President Barack Obama made a pledge to students and student loan borrowers in the form of the Student Aid Bill of Rights. In addition to promising easier access to higher education and the means to pay for it, the pledge resolved to allow all borrowers to receive "quality customer service, reliable information, and fair treatment as they repay their loans." Last week, the Department of Education issued a playbook of sorts of how it intends to fulfill this objective. Over the last few years, the Department of Education and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have collected complaints and other feedback from borrowers, members of the student loan industry and consumer advocates.
Do College Students Believe in Religious Freedom?
The overwhelming majority of college students say they want campuses that are welcoming to people of diverse religions, but those students also report not feeling appreciative of some students, especially Mormons and Muslims.
Adjust to College as an Out-of-State Student
Samantha Shay, 21, grew up in a rural town in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, about a 3 1/2 hour drive away from Adelphi University. More than 20 percent of full-time students attend a college more than 500 miles away from home, according to the Higher Education Research Institute's annual college freshman survey. Learning basic skills like how to wash clothes and balanc e a budget can help make the transition easier, but there are a few things that families can do during the application process to help students make a new city feel like home.
Colleges Nudge Students to Graduate Within Four Years
College administrators are sending a message to their students: Hurry up. Low graduation rates hurt a school’s reputation, and staying enrolled for extra years adds to the tab for students. Schools have embraced marketing gimmicks like “Class of ’17” bumper stickers to rally students around their graduation year.
Special Report: Students, teachers detail cheating in program owned by test giant ACT
Prepare for the ACT, America’s most popular college entrance exam. The program, known as the Global Assessment Certificate, also offers some students an advantage that isn’t advertised: At three different GAC centers, school officials and proctors ignored and were sometimes complicit in student cheating on the ACT, according to seven students interviewed by Reuters. The GAC program, which can cost students $10,000 a year or more, has emerged as one of many avenues in Asia used to exploit weaknesses in the U.S. college admissions process.
College Students Share Common App Tips, Tactics
College application season is always a busy time for high school students. Every school has its own specific set of application requirements, and every student has a different set of outside responsibilities. Luckily, The Common Application exists to help ease some of this stress, allowing students to use a standard application for most U.S. colleges and universities.
After Fort Myers nightclub mass shooting, area 'deemed safe' by police
As many as 17 people were shot, and at least two killed, just after 12:30 a.m. ET on Monday, police Capt. Jim Mulligan told the Associated Press. Three people have been taken into custody for questioning, and police were "actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident," authorities said in a statement. Local television station Fort Myers NBC affiliate WBBH reported that three people left the scene in a car following the shooting with two later fleeing the vehicle. The nightclub was reportedly hosting a "swimsuit glow party" for middle and high school students, according to a Facebook post by Club Blu that was later deleted.
Michigan pays legal fees for Detroit Public Schools
DETROIT (AP) — The state Department of Treasury say it will pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two Detroit Public Schools teachers for what the district alleges was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts.