Julia Garrett

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14 iPad Games to Keep Kids Happy on a Long Trip

The iPad can be the ultimate family entertainment system with tons of games and entertaining apps that are perfect for kids of various ages. Every …

Measurement Songs For Kids | Weight, Length and Capacity by NUMBEROCK

10 wonderful new restaurant and bar patios

With fall temps dropping, it's time to hit the patio and dine al fresco. Below are 10 spots new to the outdoor dining game, all with standout bites …

Texas

Chicken Ranch owner team up to create Galveston restaurant

Hubcap Grill owner Ricky Craig is opening a restaurant in Galveston, but he won't be slinging burgers and fries. The new restaurant, which is now …

Texas

Close to home: Galveston Staycation is a near-perfect weekend getaway

I hate to be in a car for more than 45 minutes, so even a weekend jaunt to Austin or New Orleans can be problematic. But desperately needing some …

Houston

Where to Eat and Drink in the Heights

The bungalow lined streets, towering Victorians, and sprawling esplanades of the historic Heights community have been in the midst of a renaissance this past decade. And the flood of new residents means new restaurants, of course, creating a culinary revolution in this idyllic northern Houston …

Who is Houston's best plastic surgeon? That depends on who you ask, so we've asked around

Interesting how every fall, when the social scene starts ginning again, the swans return often more lovely than when they departed in June. Could it …

Is Public Education Dead?

13 Appian Way | Cambridge, MA 02138<p>Contact Us<p>Directory<p>Maps/Directions<p>Store<p>Harvard University<p>©2017 President and Fellows of Harvard College<p>Linked …

FDA panel backs 'pink Viagra' for sexual dysfunction in women

American women may soon have access to a controversial libido-enhancing pill dubbed "pink Viagra" after a government panel on Thursday gave its backing to what would be the first FDA-approved drug for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction.<p>In an 18-6 vote, a panel of Food and Drug …

Medicine

Your Father’s Mathematics Teaching No Longer Works

<i>Gender-challenged title courtesy of this famous 1988 Oldsmobile TV commercial:</i><p>The start of a New Year is traditionally a time when we resolve to make …

16 most addictive websites

• <b>CinemaSwipe</b> – Guess the movie from a single screenshot.• <b><br>Console Living Room</b> – Created by the Internet Archives, you can play 900 classic arcade games …

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

There are many articles that enumerate the types of conversations every couple needs to have prior to getting married, such as discussing their plans for how to parent, and their perspectives on money and religion. But I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a …

Exposing the charter school lie: Michelle Rhee, Louis C.K. and the year phony education reform revealed its true colors

Charter schools promised new education innovations. Instead, they produced scam after new scam<p>Since it’s the time of the year when newspapers, websites and television talk shows scan their archives to pick the person, place or thing that sums up the year in entertainment, business, sports or every …

2014: One Educator's Year in Review

2. The Teacher Shortage (and Dissatisfaction) Grows<p>At a conference in Arizona last week, some teachers reported that their friends couldn't attend …

The Myth of Chinese Super Schools

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World<p>by Yong Zhao<p>Jossey-Bass, 254 pp., $26.95<p>On …

Fatal Attraction: America’s Suicidal Quest for Educational Excellence

[This is the introduction to my latest book Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World …

Women On The Wall Radio~ Texas Moms and Dads STAND!

Dallas-area parents, school districts stressed by Texas’ new math criteria

Parents, teachers and local school officials across Texas are complaining that this year’s upgraded math standards are leaving too many students …

The Evidence Behind Common Core Is Really Weak

The Common Core education standards are a massive effort intended to raise educational standards across the country. Untold hours and dollars have …

A Guide to the Conspiracy Theories Fuelling the Common Core Fight

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>So far only one Common Core conspiracy theory has panned out: conservative megadonors like the Koch …

Confusing Math Homework? Don’t Blame the Common Core

States, districts, and schools are actually in charge.<p>“I hate the Common Core,” the mother of two complained when I told her I write about education.<p>“What, specifically, do you hate?” I asked.<p>“The math. It makes no sense! I can’t help my kid with his homework and I don’t understand the new methods …

Common Core math is not fuzzy: Column

Real fluency is an improvement on traditional math's plug-and-chug, mechanical approach.<p>Common Core math is getting the works from critics: It's too demanding for most kids; holds back the speedy kids; not the same as what parents already know; makes kids cry. It even promotes "fuzzy math."<p>As a …

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Debating Common Core: Beware Decomposing Numbers and Rinky-Dink Assessments

Intelligence Squared U.S. sponsored a debate September 9, 2014 on the Common Core State Standards. Four participants argued whether American schools should embrace the standards. They included Carmel Martin, a former assistant Secretary of Education and current executive vice president at the …

Education

Is Common Core math on right track? Your Say

<i>A column supporting the way math is taught under Common Core standards prompted a debate ("Common Core math is not fuzzy"). Comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar:</i><p>Let's remember that the standards and how they are being implemented are not one and the same. It's true that there …

Brazil

Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

More than 40 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, new national academic benchmarks in reading and math. But the Common Core has become the center of a highly contentious debate nationwide.<p>Proponents say the Common Core was designed to ensure that children, no matter where they go to …

Ex-Georgia Governor: Time for conservatives to reclaim Common Core standards

Across the country a false narrative is perpetuating the idea that conservatives are ready to cede the fight we started years ago for high education standards. From the headlines and from the bullhorns of commentators, one might well conclude Common Core Standards are all but doomed.<p>Yet, the facts …

Common Core and the End of History

<i>The End of History and the Last Man</i> is a book by Francis Fukuyama based on a 1989 essay called "The End of History?" Fukuyama argued that the end of the Cold War, the collapse of Communism, and what he perceived of as the triumph of Western liberal democracy and capitalism, signaled the end of …

Education

Here's What Teachers Really Think Of America's Controversial Education Standards

Some say applying one set of educational standards — which is what the Common Core is at its heart — to every public school across the country isn't going to work because of the varying needs of students in different regions and at different income levels. Others like the standards but say they …

Education

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned

<i>The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have</i> …