The deep divides in American education, from pre-kindergarten to post-graduate, threaten to create a class-based society as advantage and disadvantage are inherited to a degree that undermines our claims to be open and fair. Beyond education, though, Richard Reeves, Isabel Sawhill and Kimberly Howard discuss how the parenting gap is a major and overlooked factor in the opportunity gap.
Created by teachers, parents, education experts and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
Two way communication is essential to a child's success.
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It’s that time of year. Kids have been in school for a while, and now you get about 15 minutes with their teacher to talk about ... what, exactly? Parent-teacher conferences can be confusing. They’re rushed, with parents lingering to ask questions and more hovering at the door. But education researchers...
Adult-child conversations have a more significant impact on language development than exposing children to language through one-on-one reading alone, according to a new study in the July issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Many studies show that engaging in reciprocal back-and-forth conversations gives children a chance to try out language for themselves, and also gives them the sense that their thoughts and opinions matter.
Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.
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