Toys “R” Us Uses Kids to Pimp ...

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Julia Steiny – Here’s a painfully-clear portrait of our post-moral culture: A recently-released advertisement uses real...

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Teach Real Algebra Instead of ...

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Julia Steiny – Emmanuel Schanzer majored in Computer-Science at Cornell University. With such a high-value degree, he knew he...

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Computer Science is Critical T...

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Julia Steiny – Kathi Fisler has been teaching Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnical Institute for 13 years, a veritable...

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If Only Congress Could Get A D...

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Julia Steiny – “Americans assume that good relationships are about harmony. They are not. On the contrary, good relations...

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It’s Building Kids’ Vocabulary...

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Julia Steiny –  In the tedium of tests, testing, test scores, and so-called accountability, the point of education is lost....

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Julia Steiny: High-Stakes Test...

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Julia Steiny – In 2003, Massachusetts imposed high-school graduation requirements that included passing the state test, the...

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Bring Back The ‘C’ Grade

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Julia Steiny – When my sons and I visited Columbia University, the presenter first warmly welcomed the freshman wannabees, and...

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Middle-school Puberty–The Elep...

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Julia Steiny – In 1989, a Carnegie Foundation report dared to boldly go where every man has gone before, but had hoped to...

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Bringing Kids In Trouble Back ...

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Julia Steiny – Eight years ago, Elissa Bellinger was a happy freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She’d...

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Why ‘Bad’ Moms Still Should Pa...

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Julia Steiny – In her own opinion, Dr. Brenda Harden has made serious mistakes with other people’s lives. Thirty years...

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What The Numbers Tell Us About...

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Julia Steiny – The mortarboards have been tossed. The “Congratulations Grad” balloons have withered....

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Careful What You Want & H...

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Julia Steiny – I’m personally embroiled in a quandary over assessment and evaluation–not watching from journalistic...

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Great Communities Are Happy, H...

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Julia Steiny – This year’s theme for the recent Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) conference was “Healthy...

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The Importance of Having a Fat...

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Julia Steiny – Cool-headed, rational Rob DeBlois, Director of the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP), once had to...

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Blackstone Academy ‘Kicks Butt...

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Julia Steiny Like many urban teens, Jessica Coello was obviously smart and capable, but totally turned off from school. When she was...

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A “Forest Kindergarten” Grows ...

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Julia Steiny When people say “mental health,” what they usually mean is mental illness. Laudably, mental-health advocates...

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Public Schools Owe Neglected K...

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Julia Steiny –  Dr. James Comer is a rock star in my world, with sterling credentials and a great personal story. He started as...

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Recess Is Good For Mental Heal...

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Julia Steiny – Three years ago, prior to enrolling her son in the middle school, Phyllis Penhallow often had reason to be at...

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There Is No Health Without Men...

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Julia Steiny – May is national Mental Health month. Full disclosure: For years I’ve served on the board of the RI Mental...

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Bloodlust For Boston Bombers W...

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Julia Steiny – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in custody, under heavily-armed guard. His body is in shambles. He and his now-dead brother...

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