It’s that time of year again. Holiday time! A time when most schools give kids a winter break of at least one week. Although having family together for this festive time of year is great, is it the best thing academically for kids? The findings are mixed. Year-round schools do have a positive relationship to
This week, Deloitte LLP released a report based on its national educational survey asking 401 teachers what they thought was their primary mission. Deloitte then asked 601 lower-income students what they thought was the most important purpose of high school. The report suggests that there is a major disconnect between what students want out of
I recently read something about a school district in Alabama that has developed a program to help high school students who struggle with reading comprehension skills. Surely, I thought, by the time students get to high school they understand what they are reading. But that isn’t the case. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress
I have the sweetest granddaughter in the world! At 20 months, she’s at that stage where she does the funniest things, like walking around the house with her eyes closed because she thinks we can’t see her. Lately she has taken to putting on her father’s shoes and walking in them. But is that really possible?
Last week, Public Agenda and Learning Point Associates released the results of a study they conducted of 890 public school teachers. The study was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Joyce Foundation. Among other things, Public Agenda wanted to find out why teachers enter the field, their thoughts on the pros