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‘Every Weld Is A Challenge’
2022-06-17 15:00
Photo: Pixabay Philadelphia schools are focusing career-tech training on preparing students to move from high school to apprenticeships and skilled jobs, reports Chalkbeat’s Dale Mezza… Read More
2022-06-15 15:45
Families want and need new charter schools, write a bipartisan group of mayors in an open letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. Proposed changes in federal funding would “privi… Read More
Indy Charters: 116-day Boost In Math
2022-06-15 14:00
Indianapolis charter students are dramatically outperforming similar students in district-run schools, concludes a new study by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education O… Read More
‘Proud Boys’ Interrupt Pride Event
2022-06-14 15:44
Drag Queen Story Hour was starting at a Bay Area library when a group of men entered shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs, reports Iran Dahir on BuzzFeed News. Panda Dulce, a social wor… Read More
No Learning Loss In Sweden
2022-06-13 18:21
Photo: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels In Sweden, which kept schools open throughout the pandemic, first- through third-graders made normal progress in reading, concludes a newly published study. T… Read More
The Metaverse Is Here — But What Is It?
2022-06-12 14:30
Photo: Julia M. Cameron/Pexels Educators will be teaching in the metaverse very soon, ready or not, write Brookings researchers in a policy brief. The metaverse is “a 3D model of the i… Read More
Kids, You’re Not ‘stamped’
2022-06-11 14:30
Moshe K. Levy considers himself “pro-human” rather than “anti-racist,” he writes on FAIR’s site. So he’s not a fan of Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped (For… Read More
2022-06-10 20:25
“Active shooter drills” terrify students, but do they make them any safer? Photo: Education Week When schools do fire drills, they don’t set off smoke bombs. The fad for &l&hell…Read More
2022-06-10 13:45
In response to the shooting of 19 children and two adults, Uvalde, Texas school officials want to hire more police officers, writs Robby Soave in Reason. Nineteen police officers were at the… Read More
2022-06-09 16:15
Working as a lifeguard was a dangerous job in “Stranger Things.” A red-hot summer job market awaits teenagers, reports Paul Wiseman and Mae Anderson for AP. Employers are raising… Read More
Working Teens Do Better In School
2022-06-09 14:00
Working part-time during the school year is good for teenagers, as long as they limit their work hours, concludes a newly published study. Photo: Amina Filkins/Pexels Students with part-time… Read More
2022-06-08 17:44
Matt Drange’s high school journalism teacher was a cut-up who always had time to hang out with students. Especially teenage girls from troubled families. His beloved teacher repeatedly… Read More
Teens Back Free Speech For Unpopular Views
2022-06-07 15:30
U.S. high school students and their teachers agree that people should be allowed to express unpopular opinions, according to the Knight Foundation’s Future of the First Amendment surve… Read More
2022-06-07 14:00
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is renaming itself the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (still FIRE) as it moves beyond college campuses to defend free spee… Read More
Born Which Way?
2022-06-05 14:30
LGBT is becoming a social and political identity rather than a sexual identity for many young people, writes Eric Kaufmann in a Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology analysis. &l&hell…Read More
Gender Lessons: Boy Parts, Girl Parts
2022-06-04 17:17
While some states restrict sex education in the early grades, elsewhere teachers are “embracing” new resources and lessons about gender identity, reports Laura Meckler in the Was… Read More
When Does Adulthood Start?
2022-06-01 14:00
Here's any idea that will infuriate everyone but might do some good: Let's make 21 the official age of adulthood in America. No buying guns 'til 21. No voting 'til 21. No being charged as… Read More
Want To Be Antiracist? Teach Kids To Read
2022-05-31 14:00
Education Week reports that a growing number of school districts are asking would-be teachers: “What have you done personally or professionally to be more antiracist?” &ldqu&hell…Read More
2022-05-30 18:15
Photo: Liam Ortiz/Pixabay They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will reme… Read More
‘Refugee High’ Copes With Afghans
2022-05-30 14:00
Omar, who had little schooling in rural Afghanistan, is learning English at Chicago’s Sullivan High School. Photo: Taylor Glascock/WBEZ My mother’s old high school in Chicago (cl… Read More
(Non-mass) Murders Are Way Up
2022-05-29 16:31
The U.S. murder rate spiked in 2020 and 2021, reports German Lopez in the New York Times. Cleaning up vacant lots and creating gardens lowered the crime rate in Philadelphia neighborhoods. T… Read More
Excellent Lambs
2022-05-28 14:50
Photo: Jonathan Borba/Pexels In the 1960s, campus protesters rejected adult authority, writes William Deresiewicz. Now the “young progressive elite” want the grownups to protect… Read More
2022-05-27 20:37
School shooters don’t just “snap,” journalist Mark Follman, author of Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America, tells Greg Toppo on The 74. Scho… Read More
Young Males In Trouble
2022-05-26 15:45
We are failing our young men, argues podcaster Allie Beth Stuckey. That’s the one commonality in the vast majority of mass shootings. It’s not race or ideology. They’re yo… Read More
The Making Of A Mass Murderer
2022-05-26 14:00
The shooter in the Uvalde, Texas school massacre was “a lonely 18-year-old who was bullied over a childhood speech impediment, suffered from a fraught home life and lashed out violentl… Read More
22 Weeks Of Lost Learning
2022-05-25 14:00
Remote students’ learning losses are worse than educators are willing to acknowledge, writes Thomas Kane, faculty director of Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research, in T… Read More
Don’t Know Much About Teaching Math
2022-05-24 16:14
Are elementary teachers well prepared to teach math? Many elementary teachers aren’t confident about their math skills, and  transmit their anxiety to their students, writes… Read More
Multiple Math Paths To Where?
2022-05-24 15:15
California’s proposed new math framework offers a “choose-your-own-adventure approach” that is “fundamentally flawed,” argue Jennifer Chayes and Tsu-Jae King Li… Read More
Magical Thinking On Teaching Math
2022-05-24 14:00
We know a lot about how to teach students who have trouble learning math, writes researcher Tom Loveless. Why not use that? Photo: Karolina Grabowska/Pexels California’s new math frame… Read More
Public Schools Lost 1.3 Million Students
2022-05-18 14:00
Nearly 1.3 million students left district-run public schools in the last two years, estimates the Return to Learn tracker. Districts’ pandemic policies were a major factor, says Nat Ma… Read More
Grad Rates Rose As Standards Fell
2022-05-17 16:15
Although students “learned considerably less” during the pandemic, high school graduation rates rose in 2020 and returned to the previous level in 2021, write Douglas N. Har… Read More
ACT: Pandemic Fueled Grade Inflation
2022-05-17 14:00
High school grade inflation accelerated during the pandemic, according to ACT. “The findings echo a recent federal study that also showed signs of grade inflation,” writes Sarah… Read More
Zoom U Was Very Bad For Students
2022-05-16 15:30
College students are not OK, writes Jonathan Malesic, who teaches first-year writing at Southern Methodist University, in a New York Times commentary. Photo: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels Remote… Read More
The Young Puritans
2022-05-15 14:45
Overprotected by their parents, Gen Snowflake demands that college “make them comfortable,” argued Greg Lukianoff, a First Amendment specialist, and Jonathan Haidt, a social psyc… Read More
2022-05-11 14:00
Shanthi Gonzales “Schools aren’t meeting students’ needs” in Oakland, California, writes Shanthi Gonzales, who’s resigning from the school board after more than… Read More
Causing Discomfort Remains Legal
2022-05-10 16:49
Lessons that cause students discomfort remain legal everywhere, even in Florida, writes Peter Minowitz, a Santa Clara University profesor, in Inside Higher Ed. What the new Republican-backed… Read More
‘Russian’ School Gets A New Name
2022-05-07 16:15
A “Support Ukraine” rally in Indianapolis on April 9. Children still come for after-school classes in math, science and chess, but the “Russian School of Indiana” has… Read More
The Ukrainians Are Coming 
2022-05-07 14:45
California schools have begun to welcome Ukrainian refugee children, reports Carolyn Jones on EdSource. So far, it’s only a few students, but there are large Ukrainian communities in S… Read More
 Remote Learning Was A Disaster
2022-05-06 13:45
Photo: Marta Wave/Pexels Remote learning was an academic disaster, writes David Leonhardt. And it may have been unnecessary. In March 2020, all states closed schools and switched to remote i… Read More
Career Readiness Starts In Kindergarten
2022-05-04 14:00
Credit: The World of Work American and British children dream of careers as vloggers or YouTubers, concludes a 2019 LEGO survey of children between eight and 12. Teacher came second, then pr… Read More
2022-05-03 15:30
Teaching special-needs students is challenging and stressful. Special education teachers are in short supply across the country, and have been for as long as I can remember. Hawaii has a rad… Read More
What To Do With Angry, Unstable Students
2022-05-02 15:30
Photo: Pixabay In A day in the life of school social workers, Hechinger’s Peggy Barmore looks at how Schenectady (New York) schools diverts troubled students from the classroom and tri… Read More
2022-05-02 14:00
Classroom violence is driving teachers to quit in Oregon’s Salem-Keizer school district, reports Christine Pitawanich for KGW-TV. Despite experience as a special-education aide… Read More
UC Rethinks Grades: No More A, B, C?
2022-04-28 14:00
Photo: Jerry Kimbrell/Pixabay Letter grades may be on the way out for some University of California departments and colleges, reports Michael Burke on EdSource. UC Berkeley’s College o… Read More
Teaching Standard English Isn’t Racist
2022-04-26 15:30
Teaching first-year college students to write standard English is not racist, argues Erec Smith, an associate professor of rhetoric at York College and founder of Free Black Thought. It&rsqu&hell…Read More
How Do You Feel About Math?
2022-04-25 14:00
“Math is about getting the right answer,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, after his state education department rejected dozens of math textbooks “It’s not about how y… Read More
Tech Vs. Teaching
2022-04-24 14:45
Photo: Ginny Lyons/Knight Errant Technology has undermined teaching and destroyed students’ attention spans, writes Shane Trotter on Quillette. His high school handed out iPads and req… Read More
Students Lose Interest In Sports
2022-04-23 14:43
Photo: Aspen Institute Project Play Sofia Velasquez, 15, enjoys playing soccer for her Chicago high school, but games keep getting canceled because rival teams can’t field enough playe… Read More
Homeschooling Surge Continues
2022-04-22 13:45
Schools have reopened, but most homeschooled students haven’t returned to class, reports Carolyn Thompson for Associated Press. “Homeschooling numbers this year dipped from last… Read More
2022-04-21 15:45
? Technology could make free college a reality, says Sal Khan, founder of the online (and free) Khan Academy, in an Education Week interview with Benjamin Herold. He’s piloting an onli… Read More
3-year Degrees Lower Cost Of College
2022-04-21 14:00
Completing a four-year degree takes more than four years for most graduates, but there’s a new push to design three-year bachelor’s degrees, writes Hechinger’s Jon Marcus… Read More
2022-04-20 23:24
Grading students based on effort rather than achievement is spreading from P.E. class to academic classes in high schools, but in colleges, writes Adam Ellwanger on the Martin Center bl… Read More
‘Rigor’ Is A Potemkin Village
2022-04-20 15:45
High school rigor is often a facade, writes Natalie Wexler on Forbes. It’s a “Potemkin village.” High school graduates in the class of 2019 took more “advanced”… Read More

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