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Academic Achievement

Keep Up the Good Work (To Keep Up the Good Outcomes)

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I just read an outstanding study that contains a hard but crucially important lesson. The study, by Woodbridge et al. (2014), evaluated a behavior man...

Genetic Analysis Predicts Academic Achievement For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Teachers and parents may one day be able to use a genetic test to predict whether or not a child will excel at or struggle with academics in the futur...

Redefining Education to Include More Meaningful Critical Thinking

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

In a recent professional development session with a small group of teachers, our conversation evolved into deeply philosophical questions surrounding the purpose of education.

What College Means

Lateef Romeo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices
Lateef Romeo

The most powerful influence on a teenager is another teenager. Our shared experiences give us perspective and help us believe in ourselves and overcome any obstacles.

Dr. Oz's Healthcorps: 10 Years of Health, Wellness & Mental Resilience

Karl Romain | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Karl Romain

I became a Martial Arts World Champion at the age of 22, representing the United States. So I know first-hand how powerful and life changing it can be...

Sleep Is Fundamental to Effective Education Reform

Sharon Peaslee | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Sharon Peaslee

There's a far more fundamental need that we continue to overlook and that is SLEEP. Most teens go to school sleep deprived. They frequently skip the first period because it's too early, or doze throughout the day.

The New SAT

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

Hi, my name is Jose! I work with Malibu A Plus Tutor. I am excited to share with you about The New SAT. The SAT is an admission test most U.S. colleg...

Any Goal Is Achievable With the Support of a Strong Community

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.22.2016 | College
Carol J. Carter

Forty-five percent of all college students in California are the first in their family to enroll in higher education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. I would like to introduce you to one of these students.

The Surprising Science of Praise

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
Joel Peterson

Reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, maybe. But, it may depend on the praise that's given, and certain kinds of praise can actually do harm.

Early Reading Critical to Bridging Opportunity Gap for Boys of Color

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Michael Lombardo

For those of us involved in the fight for educational equality, it was especially painful to watch the media coverage of Baltimore this past week. Here is a city that in so many ways is making real and measurable gains.

Continuous Learning Is Key to Achieving Better Outcomes

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Co-authored with Dan Cardinali To address complex social challenges, we need to figure out what works. Collecting evidence, however, is only part of ...

Do Grades Really Reflect Rigor?

Jonathan Lash | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Just the opposite is true. Flip the question and consider the many ways grades fail the learning process. Grades tend to inhibit curiosity by encouraging students to do only what is required to earn an A.

Return on Performance in Higher Education

Joseph Urgo | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

Return on Performance: let's be honest with students and their families when they are choosing a college. Tuition does not purchase a degree. Tuition purchases the opportunity to learn how to succeed.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

Teacher Collaboration for the Sake of Academic Development in PreK-6 English Language Learners

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
Dorit Sasson

Research shows that the most common problems English language learners is that of understanding meaning of academic texts. Teachers need to ensure they are also helping their students making important literary and deeper comprehension connections.

Using Research to Ensure an Education Program Actually Works

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 07.30.2014 | Education
Katherine Damkohler

In the early 1990's I was hired as the principal of a school that was slated for closure in one year, and so my job was to prepare the students to tra...

Why Don't Kids Trust Us?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Our society is more fractured than we may realize. The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, an annual survey, found only 18 percent of Americans expected bu...

Measuring the Impact of Scientific Articles

A. Townsend Peterson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Science
A. Townsend Peterson

Not all papers published in a particular journal, whatever its impact factor may be, will have the same impact: Good papers can come from trivial journals, and good journals can publish inconsequential papers. So how should academic production be evaluated as regards its importance and real "impact" on science?

Coaching Contracts: Should Athletics Trump Academics?

Dr. Matt Wilson | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Dr. Matt Wilson

What if a coach's potential athletic incentives were tied to the team's APR or graduation rate benchmarks?

What Parents Can Do to Ensure All Kids Succeed

Alexis Glick | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Alexis Glick

The science is now beyond doubt: better nourished, physically active kids learn more and perform better at test time and beyond

Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.30.2014 | College
Wray Herbert

Two Princeton University psychological scientists wondered if laptops, despite their plusses, might lead to a shallower kind of cognitive processing, and to lower quality learning. They decided to test the old and the new in a head-to-head contest.

The Most Focused Kids in the World?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.09.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Author Amanda Ripley makes a convincing case for institutional change, especially for revamping teacher training in a way that validates the hard work of teaching kids. But how do such institutional differences actually play out in the Finnish classrooms?

3 Simple Solutions to Help Reduce Childhood Stress and Boost Your Child's Academic Potential

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

I'm going to share some quick and easy examples of ways that you can help lower your child's stress levels and boost your child's academic potential.

Academe's Adversarial Culture

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

Far from a grand us-versus-them conspiracy, the scenario you will find without fail in every institution will be the same: Each administrator arguing vociferously and tenaciously for his or her faculty, staff, and programs.

I'm With Stupid: Urine -- It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Obviously, the idea of urine powering a cellphone is inherently funny because I would have no idea where to pee in my phone, unless there's an app for that. I'd also have a hard time doing it, for philosophical and physical reasons.