A new study links poverty with slower early brain development. According to the study, children of low-income families have slower rates of growth in a number of areas, including two key parts of the brain.
Everyone knows Grapes of Wrath is harder to read than predicted. But for every book with a hinky readability score many others are placed just right. These formulas certainly are not perfect, but they are easy to use and they make more accurate guesses than we can without them.
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With $36 billion, the Gates Foundation has too much money, too much power, and not enough common sense nor willingness to listen to those who warn that they are doing harm to basic social institutions (Diane Ravitch Now the Gates Foundation Is Destroying...
The Common Core States Standards (CCSS) are a positive step. They place a major emphasis on real world applications in education. These connections must be constantly reinforced in the classroom. That cannot, however, always be accomplished with games or videos. Instead, it requires teachers that understand that the ultimate goal of the classroom is the link between improved thinking skills and problem solving regardless of the particular curriculum.
Let’s begin the new year with a nuts and bolts educational issue. (My New Year’s Resolution is to say less about hot-button political issues and make fewer needless enemies…). In this post I consider the place of final exams.
I awoke this morning to find that I have 10,005 followers on Twitter. In the grand scheme of things that fact isn’t worth a wet paper towel but I confess it gave me a little thrill. Ten thousand – a big number.
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