Nicholas Allison

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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Leader

I was recently asked by a superintendent if I had some questions to ask his principals to start off the year. The questions I gave him were based on …

In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked

Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of …

‘We didn’t know it was this bad’: New ACT scores show huge achievement gaps

New results from the nation's most widely used college admission test highlight in detailed fashion the persistent achievement gaps between students who face disadvantages and those who don't.<p>Scores from the ACT show that just 9 percent of students in the class of 2017 who came from low-income …

Education

The O positive (and O negative) blood type diet?

Knowing your blood type can often be thought of as useful only if you need a blood transfusion. However, there is another argument that says eating …

New ACT scores show huge achievement gaps

<b>By Nick Anderson</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>New results from the nation’s most widely used college admission test highlight in detailed fashion the …

Is there a Cure for Autoimmune Disease? - Dr. Mark Hyman

ISABEL, A CUTE 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM TEXAS who loved riding horses, walked into my office a year and a half ago with one of the most severe cases of …

Fending Off Math Anxiety

My mother was what we would now call math anxious, if not phobic. My daughter, on the other hand, was a math major, which always left me feeling like the transitional generation, capable of mastering standardized-test math problems and surviving college calculus (it’s one of the pre-med …

How Can Students Better Apply Math Learning? New Studies Hold Answers

—Think3d!<p>Even within STEM, transfer is tough<p>Mathematics is the language of science, the foundation of engineering, the power switch for new …

Free College Will Increase Inequality; Here's A Better Alternative

I watched in curious awe as Democratic leaders, including Hillary Clinton, spent this month celebrating New York’s law for free college tuition. Most of the evidence I’ve seen suggests that when governments attempt to force-feed the economy more academic degrees, <b>inequality increases</b>, as graduates …

Going for a Run Could Extend Your Life

Lace up those sneakers.<p>Because no one wants to spend their life on a treadmill, researchers recently looked into whether the time you spend running amounts to a longer life <i>after</i> accounting for all the time you've spent sweating your ass off.<p>To do so, they re-examined the results of 15 years' worth …

Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

by Frida Alim, Nate Cardozo, Gennie Gebhart, Karen Gullo,<br>and Amul Kalia<p>Download the report as a PDF.<p>EXECUTIVE SUMMARY<p>Students and their families are …

Counseling: A School Improvement Tool

<b>The role of counselors in schools is expanding from just attending to individual students to leading discussions and activities for groups of</b> …

The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students …

Professional Development: What should it look like?

A few weeks ago Michael Fenton asked on his blog this question:<p><b>Suppose a teacher gets to divide 100% between two categories: teaching ability and</b> …

Pedagogy

3 Questions To Guide Teaching Through Learning Stations

<b>3 Questions To Guide Teaching Through Learning Stations</b><p>by <b>Suzy Pepper Rollins</b>, <i>myedexpert.com</i><p><i>This is sponsored content</i><p>Learning stations can be a …

17 cities across the US have discovered a clever way to lower student absence rates

According to behavioral science research, you also need to compare their attendance record to that of a <i>typical</i> child.<p>Across the United States, 17 cities have started embracing that wisdom by sending "nudge letters" to families of kids who are chronically absent (those who have missed an average of …

Behavioral Sciences

14 Easy and Cheap Landscaping Ideas That Look Anything But

Steal these cheap and easy landscaping ideas for a beautiful backyard.<p>A beautiful backyard doesn't have to cost a fortune. With a little effort and a …

Build a Portable Workshop That Can Handle All Kinds of Projects and Then Shrink Down in Size

Having a big, nice woodcutting station is great, but not everyone has the space required for that. DIYer Paoson Woodworking solves this with a …

The 8 life skills all 18-year-olds should have: A checklist for parents

If we want our kids to have a shot at making it in the world, they're going to need a set of basic life skills.<p>If we want our kids to have a shot at making it in the world as 18-year-olds, without the umbilical cord of the cell phone, they’re going to need a set of basic life skills.<p>Based upon my …

Life Skills

This Utah Family Just Won The Holidays With An Epic Dance Routine

For most people, spending the holidays with family members <i>doesn't</i> involve a choreographed dance routine. Maybe delicious meals, and maybe some …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Happiness