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Naked Tykes By The Fire Pit
2018-02-18 14:45
Sara Zaske moved to Germany with a four-year-old daughter, then gave birth to a son. In Achtung Baby she praises “the German art of raising self-reliant children.” At her da… Read More
Should Teachers Ban Spiral Notebooks?
2018-02-17 14:33
Should schools ban spiral notebooks? After all, writes Thomas Arnett of the Christensen Institute, students often use them “to scribble or doodle, pass messages to their friends, or co… Read More
2018-02-16 18:58
Abdullah Zaki, named District of Columbia Public Schools’ “principal of the year” in 2013, has been placed on leave for changing attendance records and not reporting suspen… Read More
2018-02-16 14:33
“Making graduation too easy” doesn’t just undermine “the motivations of students (and teachers),” writes Robert Slavin, who directs the Center for Researc… Read More
2018-02-15 18:00
In our competitive system, math is used as a “gatekeeper,” writes Ben Orlin on Math With Bad Drawings. Most students “need” Algebra 2 to get into a good college, not… Read More
They Call It ‘Algebra 2,’ But . . .
2018-02-15 14:30
Credit: Adam Hayes/New York Times Student can take “financial Algebra 2” instead of the regular course in Noblesville, Indiana, reports Shaina Cavazos on Chalkbeat. The class, wh… Read More
2018-02-14 17:30
? “Direct Instruction is the Rodney Dangerfield of education,” writes Fordham’s Robert Pondiscio. Despite 50 years of research showing its effectiveness, DI “gets no… Read More
Principal Pays Kids Not To Fight
2018-02-14 14:30
A bulletin board at Mitchell Elementary in Philadelphia shows the number of days without a fight involving eighth graders. Photo: Michael Bryant/Philly.com At a high-poverty, low-performing… Read More
Degree Inflation Doesn’t Pay
2018-02-13 17:45
Now that unemployment is down, employers may think twice about degree inflation, writes Preston Cooper in Forbes. They can’t afford to be too picky. “Employers are seeking a bach… Read More

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