Is the Lack of Playtime Preven...

Sep 7, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – Hey, did you hear about the preschool that has its students doing fractions by the time they enter...

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Learning from a Little Princes...

Sep 2, 2015 by

Devin Foley – When it comes to life lessons, classic children’s books have a special way of conveying truths and wisdom. They...

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The Ancient Greeks Didn’...

Aug 31, 2015 by

Is the modern expansion of preschool really a development? Nowadays there powerful lobbying efforts to increase government funding...

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Twin Cities School District Th...

Aug 26, 2015 by

Daniel Lattier – Daniel Lattier – Public school districts today are increasingly identifying screen time with education....

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Why Families are Abandoning Pu...

Aug 21, 2015 by

Education News Annie Holmquist – Unsocialized religious freaks living in the sticks. That’s how many critics view...

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David McCullough on What’...

Aug 18, 2015 by

Daniel Lattier – Some of you have read historian David McCullough’s books, which include 1776, John Adams, and Truman. At the...

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How Play is Changing Across Ge...

Aug 15, 2015 by

by Shannon Roberts – Children’s toys and play in general have changed dramatically over the last few generations. Being...

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The Real Problem with American...

Aug 15, 2015 by

Daniel Lattier – Since its beginnings, America has directed most of its educational energies toward creating average students....

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Should All Children Be Exposed...

Aug 10, 2015 by

Daniel Lattier – There’s a growing consensus that the curriculum of many American high schools has been dumbed down, and...

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Cursive: Easier Than We’ve Bee...

Aug 10, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – You’ve either heard of a situation like the following or been in it yourself: The 29-year-old head of the...

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Is Our Education System Puttin...

Aug 7, 2015 by

Daniel Lattier – Below is the opening statement of “A Nation at Risk,” a 1983 document from Ronald Reagan’s National Commission...

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English 102 According to David...

Aug 7, 2015 by

Daniel Lattier – With the July 31 release of the biopic The End of the Tour, the late author David Foster Wallace is once again...

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Middle School Reading Lists 10...

Aug 6, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – I recently dug up a 1908 curriculum manual in the Minnesota Historical Society archives. It provided...

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The Diploma Mill That Is St. P...

Aug 4, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – We’ve been asking the question for a long time: is the St. Paul Public School district simply a diploma mill...

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Read them and weep

Jul 31, 2015 by

Devin Foley – Surely the numbers Better Ed has been publishing for years couldn’t be true! There’s no way that...

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Mythbusters Star Argues That S...

Jul 30, 2015 by

Daniel Lattier – With the growth of standardized testing in recent decades, America’s education system has increasingly removed...

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Take a White Privilege Survey

Jul 29, 2015 by

Below is a white privilege survey that has been administered to teachers and students across the nation by Pacific Educational...

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High School History Lessons: 1...

Jul 24, 2015 by

  Annie Holmquist – How do today’s American history textbooks differ from those of nearly a century ago? I found...

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U.S. Department of Education: ...

Jul 23, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education released a document detailing ways parents can foster a better...

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Wither Catholic Education?

Jul 18, 2015 by

Michael Lotti – It’s probably time for a long-term renewal of American Catholic schools. On the surface, the Catholic...

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