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Education Reform -- Getting Personal

(8) Comments | Posted March 29, 2011 | 2:04 PM

I felt a lot less melancholy about the future of U.S. public education after having coffee a few days ago with Joel Rose, the founder of the path-breaking New York City experiment called School of One.

That name conveys the philosophy of the program -- now running...

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Drop the Rope

(4) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 5:53 PM

For three years after my 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I figured he was the problem. After all, I was getting constant calls from his teachers, complaining that he was misbehaving or hadn't done his homework, or had lost another field trip permission form. At home,...

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Can Nutrition Cure Distraction?

(52) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 1:11 PM

With more than 5 million U.S. children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, it's no wonder so many parents are desperately seeking some kind of magic bullet cure.

The latest hope comes in a recent study in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, suggesting...

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