The Parents Arm Race Toned Down

Brigid Schulte: It’s a simple white oval with three big, black letters: JMU. But to Wilma Bowers, who sports it proudly on her black Audi sedan, it’s an act of subversion. In just about any other community, driving around with a bumper sticker for James Madison University, rated one of the best schools in the [Read More...]

Bilinguality and the Brain

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Associates, Bachelors, Masters — Which Degree?

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Women Have Surpassed Men

Source: Pew It used to be more common for a husband to have more education than his wife in America. But now, for the first time since Pew Research has tracked this trend over the past 50 years, the share of couples in which the wife is the one “marrying down” educationally is higher than [Read More...]

Teaching that Makes a Difference

Source Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored. She also asks the students to nominate one student whom [Read More...]

Teachers Falling Behind on Technology?

Here’s a list of twenty signs you are falling behind — o teacher — when it comes to technology. What would you add? What’s the #1 sign you are falling behind? You think that ‘mobile learning’ is taking a field trip You don’t make homework assignments or other important information available to students on a [Read More...]

Religion in Economics Courses? (RJS)

Back in November I put up two posts on a book by Warren Nord, Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities (you can find the earlier posts: The Scandal of Secular Indoctrination and Religion in Science Courses? if interested).  Nord’s hypothesis is that a liberal education – as in liberal [Read More...]

How Best to Train Teachers?

I agree: the generous use of “master teachers” is the best way, not classroom instructions. You learn to teach by watching good teachers and by teaching. Our experiences—Will’s as a member of Teach for America in Philadelphia and an education master’s degree candidate at University of Pennsylvania, and Michael’s as a researcher and writer—confirm what [Read More...]

How to Give Your Child an Academic Advantage

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Common Core Concerns?

Source: Millions of parents across the country are starting to become concerned, as they see test scores in states on the leading edge of Common Core implementation plummet. Officials have greeted this failure with strange satisfaction, clearlyhaving known that this would be the result of the new system they put in place.  Parents start out puzzled [Read More...]