As public school students settle into the school year, they can’t seem to shake off a bit of inaccurate national attention: The belief that New Orleans has the country’s first all-charter school system.
Proficiency standards used by states to measure student progress vary widely – with the gap between states with the highest and lowest standards amounting to as much as three to four grade levels, finds a new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
This lengthy essay, entitled "The Future of the Book: From Papyrus to Pixels, was published in The Economist's October 11th issue. Online, you can choose your mode of consumption: audio, digital, or print facsimile.
Not every student will benefit from music, theater, or sports, and very few of them will go on to careers in music, acting, or sports, but those of us who support a broad education recognize that all of these activities have important benefits for many students and should be part of schools.
Young adult literature has become a booming business and one of the fastest growing book categories for publishers in recent years, with more than 715 million books sold in 2013 -- mostly to adults. NewsHour Weekend's Tracy Wholf reports. Continue reading →
Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don't always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.
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I'm sharing this article about card catalogs and the script that all librarians learned and used to write the cards because we have been discussing handwriting and cursive at our school after administering the PSAT, which requires that students handwrite, in cursive, a statement on their answer sheet. See the cursive script known as Library Hand here: http://www.yuoiea.com/uoiea/index.php?id=255