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Editorial: Governor McAuliffe's charter-school veto is simply McAwful

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What Silicon Valley and the Department of Defense Have Planned for Public Education: A video

Alison McDowell, editor of Wrench in the Gears, gave a presentation titled Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan …

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Your ability to focus has probably peaked. Here's how to stay sharp.

Having a hard time focusing lately? You're not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every 12 minutes in the workplace, and every three …

The Brain

Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy

Classrooms in the U.S. often focus most attention on literacy and math, largely because those skills are considered foundational and are tested. …

Education

Test scores go up with healthy school lunches

<b>Economists have found a relatively cheap and easy way to make a significant improvement on standardized test scores.</b><p>When students eat healthy food, …

How a New Supreme Court Ruling Could Affect Special Education

Advocates for students with disabilities argue the decision could help millions of children.<p>In a stunning 8-0 decision in the case <i>Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District</i>, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a higher standard of education for children with disabilities. Advocates and …

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Send Them to School a Year Later, According to Science

A Stanford study of kids who started kindergarten a year later showed surprising and persistent results.<p>We all want to succeed in life, and when we become parents, we want to do everything we can to make sure our kids are successful, too. Now a new study says there's a single decision many parents …

Parenting

Do After-School Programs Positively Impact Children?

Proponents of President Trump’s budget say no. Their evidence may be faulty.<p>After-school programs are on the chopping block in the Trump administration’s proposed budget, an issue a reporter drew attention to at a recent press conference with the director of the Office of Management and Budget, …

Education

Science Says Kids Learn Better When Their Teachers Do This

A better way to energize kids' brains in the classroom.<p>We're in the middle of a movement movement. Moving more helps make you more productive, sharpens your cognitive skills and improves your focus.<p>For example, a recent study found walking around for just five minutes every hour can help you be …

Education

Tensions rise as vouchers pick up traction across Wisconsin

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Vouchers are a form of private-school choice. Here's how they work.<p>When Superintendent Sue Kaphingst moved to Chilton less than a …

Education

Do Private-School Vouchers Promote Segregation?

A new report from the Century Foundation evaluates the claim.<p>With school-choice booster Betsy DeVos at the helm of the Department of Education, private-school vouchers are getting new life and plenty of renewed attention. Last Thursday, the Trump administration cemented vouchers’ official return by …

Education

Do Healthy Lunches Improve Student Test Scores?

A new study identifies a link between food quality and achievement.<p>For more than a decade, standardized-test scores have been the dominant metric for measuring what public-school students know and are able to do. No Child Left Behind, the sweeping federal education law enacted in 2002, ushered in a …

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The Most Overlooked Habits of Great Leaders

<i>There are a few habits that are frequently overlooked but that can make a difference between a good leader and a great one.</i> All leaders want to do …

Leadership

These 13 Things Will Kill Great Leadership

Many people hold an oversimplified idea about what leadership means.Some think it’s just a matter of guiding others to complete a task. Others …

Success

How dogs could make children better readers

Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount …

Science Says This Is the Most Effective Way to Learn (but You Weren't Taught It in School)

This is the best way to study, research shows, but most schools don't teach it.<p>Whether you went to school in Alabama or Alaska, a pricey private institution or the local public elementary, chances are excellent that your day was organized roughly the same. The day was carved into a certain number …

Education

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Education

Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) — For eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor, her daily two-hour school bus commute had been spent catching up with friends and trying to tune out distractions from unruly preschoolers.<p>Now, thanks to Google, the aspiring forensic anthropologist said she's able to spend that time …

Education

Japan's amazing school lunch program is about more than just eating

<b>Lunch takes on a different nature when treated as an education period, rather than a recreational one.</b><p>The United States and Japan couldn’t be more …

Education

These For-Profit Schools Are ‘Like a Prison’

This story was co-published with Slate.<p>Teenagers at Paramount Academy sometimes came home with mysterious injuries.<p>An alternative school for sixth- …

Education Reform

Gates Foundation and Their Education Failures

When thinking of the Gates Foundation's work in the public education arena, there are not many wins to point to except for Common Core. Of course, …

‘Your child is safe’: Schools address deportation fears among immigrant families

The schools superintendent in Harrisonburg, Va., was meeting parents this month when a mother broke down in tears, explaining that she was undocumented. What would the school do, she asked, if she became separated from her children?<p>“I remember walking up to her and putting my arm on her shoulder …

Immigration

Claiming Sanctuary: Inside the Schools Now Actively Resisting President Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

The girl had already burst into tears when the bold, yellow letters on the man’s jacket came into focus: “Police.”<p>Rómulo Avelica-González had just …

Education

Texas AG's concerns over legality of Frisco high school's prayer room called 'publicity stunt' by school district | Frisco

<i>Updated at 6:10 p.m.: Story updated with letter from Frisco ISD superintendent to the Texas attorney general's office.</i><p>Frisco ISD responded tersely on …