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5/19/2015

5/19/2015

In many schools, formal education now starts at age 4 or 5. But a growing group of scientists, education researchers and educators say there is little evidence that this approach improves long-term achievement; in fact, it may have the opposite effect, potentially slowing emotional and cognitive development, causing unnecessary stress and perhaps even souring kids’ desire to learn.

5/19/2015

The prevailing scientific theory on attention disorders holds that they are caused by chronic underarousal of the brain. That’s why stimulants are prescribed as treatment for ADHD and similar diagnoses. Slight physical movements “wake up” the nervous system in much the same way that Ritalin does, thus improving cognitive performance.

5/19/2015

After its debut year, Maine appears to be on the path to dumping its new statewide test meant to measure what students have learned. The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted to end the state’s membership in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

5/19/2015

Cadillac High School Assistant Principal Jennifer Brown will lead the Cadillac school district as its next superintendent. She will replace current Superintendent Jo Spry, who is resigning from the position at the end of the school year.

5/19/2015

Michael McDowell, the associate superintendent of instructional and personnel services at Tamalpais Union High School District, will start in the position of superintendent for Ross School District in July.

5/18/2015

5/18/2015

Several charter schools in Detroit are battling to keep teachers unions out.

5/18/2015

Grand Forks Public Schools sent a letter to parents via email Thursday warning them of the risks of fentanyl as part of a communitywide effort to combat a recent spurt in deadly overdoses on the drug.

5/18/2015

GPALoveMath is a web-based math program for K5 students to bolster summer learning. The learning platform's adaptive practice algorithm responds to the child’s previous answer to determine the ease or difficulty level of the next problem.

5/18/2015

School campuses across Texas would be rated annually with letter grades of A through F – using student test scores and other measures – under a bill tentatively approved late Thursday by the House.

5/18/2015

A decade after state legislators eliminated what was regarded as one of the worst taxes in Ohio, the move continues to haunt state officials and local school districts.

5/18/2015

The Invent To Learn Guide to Fun is a new book from Constructing Modern Knowledge Press featuring an assortment of classroom-tested "maker" projects for learners of all ages.

5/18/2015

There would be more people to fill growing numbers of IT jobs if there were more computer-science graduates, and there’d be more graduates if more people could start the subject in high school. And yet it’s difficult to find a high-quality computer science class in American high schools, let alone a programming one.

5/18/2015

Only employees chosen by the school district will be approved to carry a gun. They will also be required to have a license to carry and proper training.

5/18/2015

Minneapolis Public Schools officials are switching to a new way of budgeting to ensure that the most education money follows students with the greatest need.

5/18/2015

Harvard Graduate School of Education and Expeditionary Learning unveiled the Center for Student Work, a large online resource of exemplary student projects. Teachers can use the free resource – which includes videos, writing samples and other tools – as a foundation to create their own projects.

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