EDUCATION TODAY AND TOMORROW

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Why teachers selling lesson plans have sparked debate

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>Flash cards, puzzles, projects, worksheets, many thousands of teachers go online to find lesson plans and classroom resources.<p>For the …

Education

How This CEO Is Disrupting The Education Industry

Education is changing. From the setting of traditional classrooms to the way that things are documented, the entire process has become redefined as a …

Learning

Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?

One snowy February morning at the Arbors Kids preschool branch in downtown Springfield, Mass., 38-year-old Kejo Kelly crouched low over a large, faded carpet and locked eyes with a blond-haired boy of 3. It was circle time, and Kelly was trying to get each of her 13 tiny students to articulate a …

Held back, but not helped

NEW ORLEANS — If Domonique Crosby has her way, she will graduate from high school this spring at age 20. To her, earning her diploma, even two years …

New Orleans

Can putting the least-experienced teachers in the highest-risk schools ever result in success?

<i>This story is part of a reporting project looking at the six-year anniversary of a public-private initiative to revive the schools and economy in</i> …

Nonprofits

How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader

You're reading CNN.com, so maybe this isn't a stress-inducing worry in your house, but for too many kids in this country, reading is a dirty word. Fortunately, we know exactly whom we have to talk to in order to start a much-needed intervention.<p><b>Sorry, moms and dads, but it's your job -- not the</b> …

Parenting

Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing

The plots of dystopian novels can be amazing. A group of teens in Holland, Mich., tells me about some of their favorites:<p>In <i>Delirium</i> by Lauren Oliver, Love is considered a disease. Characters get a vaccine for it. In Marissa Meyer's <i>Renegades,</i> the collapse of society has left only a small group of …

Dystopia

The community college “segregation machine”

Anthony Rodriguez and Juneba Sulaiman both passed a college-level statistics class last summer after a placement exam indicated they weren’t ready …

Nonprofits

The Contradictions of Good Teaching

Many educators who succeed at raising test scores also fail at keeping students fulfilled, new research suggests.<p>Is a good teacher one who makes students enjoy class the most or one who is strict and has high standards? And are those two types even at odds?<p>A new study that tries to quantify this …

Research

For Students With Disabilities, Quality Of Education Can Depend On ZIP Code

The law says these students deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.<p>At the start of every school year, Jawanda Mast met with administrators at her daughter Rachel’s school. Every year, it was the same fight. Teachers wanted to separate Rachel ― who has Down syndrome ― …

Autism

For Foster Care Kids, College Degrees Are Elusive

A lone student walks on the campus of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. Some states are giving foster youth more guidance and …

How America Is Breaking Public Education

The ultimate dream of public education is incredibly simple. Students, ideally, would go to a classroom, receive top-notch instruction from a passionate, well-informed teacher, would work hard in their class, and would come away with a new set of skills, talents, interests, and capabilities. Over …

Education

Schools Are Changing How They Fight for More Funding -- and It's Working

This fall, schools and other education advocates won a victory in Pennsylvania when the state Supreme Court reinstated a lawsuit claiming that the …

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

Brian Stack is the principal of Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger ReportThe two-story, red-shuttered …

Education

The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma

A new study suggests that stress experienced early in life damages the ability to assess risk, creating young adults with poor decision-making skills.<p>Punishment—or the threat of it—is generally considered an effective way to shape human behavior; it is, after all, the foundation of our criminal …

Let Me Blow Your Mind: The Importance of Awe in Education

Many people live a life of routine and monotony. But those who seek out wonder, meaning, and intellectual complexity in their lives are found to be …

Emerging Technology

America’s Lost Einsteins

Millions of children from poor families who excel in math and science rarely live up to their potential—and that hurts everyone.<p>Consider two American children, one rich and one poor, both brilliant. The rich one is much more likely to become an inventor, creating products that help improve …

Equality

The death of the MBA

U.S. graduate business schools — once magnets for American and international students seeking a certain route to a high income — are in an …

MBA

Absences, Trauma, and Orphaned Children: How the Opioid Crisis Is Ravaging Schools

David Cox, the superintendent in western Maryland's Allegany County, says his schools need more resources—such as behavioral specialists—to help …

Parenting

More middle-school girls are inflicting self-pain. Experts say it might be because of smartphones

A 15-year study of emergency room visits reveals new signs of emotional suffering among the nation's young women and girls — particularly those in their middle-school years.<p>Emergency room visits for girls 10 to 14 who inflicted self-pain were relatively stable before 2008 but escalated in the years …

Medical Journals

Squeezed by Family and Financial Pressures, Young Latinas Struggle to Stay in School

Every afternoon except Tuesday, 17-year-old Ariadna Arredondo travels from Aurora Central High School to Tacos Acapulco to spend seven hours cooking …

El Paso

What Happens When a School Stops Arresting Kids for Throwing Skittles

School officials in Jefferson Parish have embraced a much softer approach to discipline than just a few years ago. And suspensions are down dramatically.<p>There’s been a fight at Marrero Middle School. Two sixth graders traded insults during football practice, someone threw a punch, and soon enough …

Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

Meadowbrook High School students entering the school’s Colt College center, where they can take tuition-free college courses without leaving the …

Nonprofits

There’s a Stigma Around Men Teaching Young Kids. Here’s How We Change It.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I dressed in khaki pants and a polo shirt and prepared to attend my first day of orientation as a pre-K teacher …

Gender

Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning

In recent decades we’ve seen the rise of an emerging interdisciplinary field that brings together neuroscientists and educators. As technologies like …

Emerging Technology

The U.S. might have been 19th in the world in math (instead of 36th) if we’d bribed our students with $25

Behavioral economists found that scores rose for U.S. students who were bribed with $25 before taking a test that resembles the PISA exam. Photo: …

OECD

Inside one Colorado family’s long legal journey to affirm their son’s right to a meaningful education

Jennifer was sitting on a plane at Denver International Airport last March when she got an email on her phone that made her want to scream with …

Why the U.S. Fails at Worker Training

Automation and globalization are making some workers’ skills obsolete. Why can’t the federal government figure out how to successfully prepare Americans for the future?<p>When asked about Donald Trump’s June 2017 executive order calling for the expansion of apprenticeships, Anthony Carnevale says it’s …

Education

Damaged bodies, healing hearts

Published on November 14, 2017<p><b>ELDON, Mo.</b><p>Highway 52 curls west around town and unspools across the rippling farmland. It is easy to miss the house tucked on a gravelly side road called Forgotten Lane, where Ty Bustamante often wakes before dawn. If it’s a bad day, he needs more time than usual to …

Parenting