Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:10pm
Math education needs a reboot. Kids today are growing up into a world awash in data, and they need new skills to make sense of it all. Let’s get rid of high school calculus and start teaching young students the math skills they really need.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:42am
Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone. That's more support for why a new Illinois law that requires high school students to be trained in CPR and automated external defibrillator use makes sense.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:05pm
Raising state-mandated math and science course graduation requirements may increase high school dropout rates without a meaningful effect on college enrollment or degree attainment, according to new research published in American Educational Research Association's Educational Researcher.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:21pm
The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:09am
As a result of strong policies and increased awareness of its dangers, steroid use among high school students has dropped. But the fight is far from over, and we can — and should — do better.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:05am
Putting more guns in classrooms is not the solution to gun violence in schools. A better solution would be for schools to let the police handle the business of public safety and let teachers handle the business of teaching.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:14am
At every level short of graduate school, there’s a not-insignificant chance that a successful high-school graduate will out-earn you. None of this suggests that motivated students shouldn’t go to college, especially if they’re committed to finishing. A degree is still a good bet and technology rewards education more than ever.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:33am
Education reform has turned into such a bitter battleground, it’s easy to forget it was forged over a search for common ground: the best way to teach children and maximize their learning potential.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:27am
A new study by the Kansas Association of School Boards predicts that within five years as many as 25,000 additional students will be enrolled in Kansas public schools, pushing total enrollment above 500,000 for the first time since 1970.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:47pm
Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.