News Update

Common Core Standards are Welcome— with Some Reservations

Education groups respond to the proposed draft of common core standards for K12 in English and math.

Positive Thoughts Improve Academics

A new study supports the philosophy that social and emotional learning improves student achievement and social behavior.

Legislation to Set New Rules for Students on the Playing Field

Over 40 states are currently developing legislation that will set standards for when a student athlete can return to the playing field.

Are Gender Stereotypes Taught in School?

Female elementary school teachers may project a fear of math onto their female students, according to a new study.

Districts Differ on Merits of Enrollment Caps

Districts across the country have implemented enrollment caps to prevent class sizes from becoming too large in schools with swelling enrollments.

People Watch

Common Core Standards Are Welcome, But with Some Questions

Major education groups have praise and reservations.

Who Will Teach? New Opportunity for Teachers

"Once-in-a-generation" opportunity to recreate workforce policies in order to retain the current fleet of teachers.

Despite the Headlines, College Acceptance Is Not More Competitive

The perception that a college applicant faces more challenges each year may be nothing more than mere myth, according to new study.

New Studies Renew Sex Education Debate

Two recent reports detailing rates of teenage pregnancy and sexual activity have renewed debate about abstinence-based sex education.

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