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What I Learned From Studying Math
2018-05-19 13:45
On Medium, Alex Korchinski writes about what he learned by majoring in applied math — other than math. He learned to tolerate frustration and pain, build his toolbox of problem-solvin… Read More
Where Do You Really Live?
2018-05-18 16:32
Duke Ellington School of the Arts orchestra students Kicked Out shows how districts in the Philadelphia suburbs keep out non-district students. In one segment of the series, WHYY reporter Av… Read More
Learning About Work Starts Early
2018-05-18 13:27
When my daughter was in preschool, she wanted to grow up to be a ballet dancer. I remember a boy who wanted to be a tap dancer and a chef and a girl who aspired to be an alligator. In the C… Read More
Core Confusion
2018-05-17 13:31
The switch to Common Core instruction was annoying, intriguing, inconsistent and sometimes unnoticeable, concludes a survey of 54 high-achieving students — most were Latino — at… Read More
Are Test Scores Irrelevant?
2018-05-16 16:30
Students defended their Providence, Rhode Island middle school in a panel discussion sponsored by Generation Citizen, reports the Providence Journal. Roger Williams Middle Sc… Read More
How To Motivate Students
2018-05-16 13:30
Motivation matters, write Adam Tyner and Michael Petrilli in Education Next. They believe that external motivators, including cash incentives, “can encourage middle-school and high-sch… Read More
Educating Citizens
2018-05-15 13:36
Public schools are supposed to developed engaged, informed citizens — not just prep kids for college and careers, notes Fordham fellow Robert Pondiscio on The 74. Democracy Prep studen… Read More
2018-05-14 17:45
A ninth-grade girl was kicked out of school in Mississippi for inadvertently bringing a “weapon” — a Mace sprayer on her mother’s keychain — to school. An Ed Na… Read More
Glitter Jars, Bean Bags And Progress
2018-05-14 16:31
Second-graders urge each other to walk peacefully and quietly in the halls. Photo: Maddie McGarvey/Atlantic At a Columbus, Ohio school in a high-poverty neighborhood, teachers use different… Read More
AFT, NEA Play Politics With Teacher Safety
2018-05-14 13:33
Michelle Pfeiffer played an ex-Marine turned teacher of low-achieving students in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds. Teachers across the country are complaining that new, softer discipline… Read More

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