Read The Onion, get ahead

Nov 5, 2019 by

Photo: Pixabay Worried about declining reading scores? Reading The Onion for one hour a day will improve children’s literacy, reports...

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Teach your child to read

Jun 24, 2019 by

by Joanne Jacobs – Teach your child to read this summer, writes linguist John McWhorter in The Atlantic. Using Siegfried...

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One track for math: Is equity ...

Jun 20, 2018 by

Nobody takes algebra in eighth grade in San Francisco’s district schools any more, reports Ed Week‘s Stephen Sawchuk. In the name of...

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History is taught as texts wit...

Mar 22, 2018 by

Studying texts, without context, is no way to learn history, writes Will Fitzhugh on Diane Ravitch’s blog. But it’s the Common Core...

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Should teachers ban spiral not...

Feb 18, 2018 by

Joanne Jacobs – Should schools ban spiral notebooks? After all, writes Thomas Arnett of the Christensen Institute, students...

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Teacher prep trains for medioc...

Dec 27, 2017 by

A traditional teacher-preparation program qualified Ryan Williams-Virden to be a mediocre teacher, he writes. He “half-assed” his...

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Educators aren’t all liberals ...

Dec 19, 2017 by

Joanne Jacobs – Educators aren’t all liberals, according to Education Week’s new survey. But most oppose all forms of school...

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Speech codes discriminate agai...

Aug 31, 2017 by

College students with autism and other “neurodiverse” conditions could use the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to...

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Learning English: Accountabili...

Dec 21, 2015 by

  By Joanne Jacobs – Ocean animals was the theme in pre-kindergarten classes at a California school in early May. Some...

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Texas, Florida do well with di...

Oct 29, 2015 by

Texas and Florida “turn out to be educational powerhouses once you adjust for student demographics,” according to Breaking the Curve,...

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How student aid could ruin cod...

Oct 22, 2015 by

Coding “boot camps” and “academies” have sprung up to get smart people into high-paying programming jobs quickly. Offering federal...

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51% of Pell recipients earn de...

Oct 1, 2015 by

by Joanne Jacobs – Fifty-one percent of Pell Grant recipients earn a college degree, compared to 65 percent for non-Pell...

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