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I Let My Six Year Old Use the Internet and I Think It's Safe

Quora | Posted 02.02.2017 | Parents

Is it okay to allow children over the age of 10 to use the Internet unsupervised? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledg...

Single-Sex Schools: Could They Harm Your Child?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

Gender-segregated education is making a comeback. Single-sex classrooms, long discouraged under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, have been gaining prominence in recent years, especially in urban charter schools.

I'm Gonna Be (310 Miles): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 1987, The Proclaimers claimed they'd walk 500 miles, and then 500 more, just to fall down at your door. While this song is a request of road trip t...

Should I grade-skip my gifted child?

The Conversation US | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

By Jonathan Wai, Duke University; Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, University of Iowa, and Susan Assouline, University of Iowa The American school system puts ...

What Can I Do About My Child Being Bullied?

Quora | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents

How do I handle a child at elementary school who bullies my own child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

NationSwell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact

In elementary school, Matthew Peterson struggled mightily with math. When an instructor explained a problem, Peterson would be so focused on figuring ...

Why This Teacher Stopped Assigning Homework

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 09.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


This First-Year Teacher’s Rap Is Now On Our Playlist, No Joke

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.25.2016 | Good News

This Illinois teacher’s rap is just too cool for school. Instead of sending out a traditional back-to-school newsletter, first-year teacher Dwayne ...

Teacher Gets Rid Of Homework, Gets A+ From Students And Parents

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Good News

This teacher makes the grade. Brandy Young, a second grade teacher in Texas, has decided to not assign her students any homework this year. She passed...

'Are Goldfish A Well-Balanced Lunch?' And Other Teacher Concerns

JP Fugler | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
JP Fugler

To all my teachers, you have done enough.

STEM Seeds Planted Early

Matthew Randazzo | Posted 08.17.2016 | Education
Matthew Randazzo

Our potential for solving society's greatest challenges is tremendous. I, for one, look to our youngest generation with hope. It's on us to nurture their passion and talents so they grow up to advance and apply STEM knowledge in ways beyond our imagination.

8 Reasons Why I Can't Wait For School To Start Back

Katie Mullis Crenshaw | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Katie Mullis Crenshaw

A glorious time of year is upon us. The return to school. I realize that some of you supermoms are looking at me sideways, but some of us (me) are going a little bit nuts and need the reprieve from the chaos of summer break.

Teacher Had Class Doodle On Her Dress So She’d Never Forget Them

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Good News

This idea passes with flying colors. Sha-Ree' Castlebury, who's taught first grade in Pat Henry Elementary in Lawton, Oklahoma, for the past five year...

The Five Stages of Saying Goodbye to the Elementary School Years

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Last Thursday I sat in an all-purpose room full of other teary-eyed parents and watched my last baby move up from elementary school to the new fronti...

Ideas from Down Under: At Auburn West Public School, Data Done Right

Peter Cipparone | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Peter Cipparone

If there's a way to use data well, I thought as I left school for the day, Auburn West Public School might very well be doing it.

Bring Progressive Education Back to Its Roots

Andrea Nelson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Education
Andrea Nelson

Under the pilot, seven sought after elementary schools in some of the city's most quickly gentrifying neighborhoods will hold seats for a set percentage of low-income students, English language learners, and children in the welfare system.

Ideas from Down Under: Number Literacy for Future Elementary School Teachers

Peter Cipparone | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Peter Cipparone

For the past three weeks, I've been in Australia studying how two universities prepare future elementary school teachers. Some of it feels familiar to me. But sometimes, I come upon parts of their experience that are totally foreign.

How mobile phones are disrupting teaching and learning in Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Gina Porter, Durham University Mobile phones have become ubiquitous in Africa. Among younger users, basic phones are most common. But more pupils are...

'Kids Court' Teaches Social Responsibility

Donna Tetreault | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Donna Tetreault

As students at law schools across the country graduate this spring, 40 sixth-grade students at the Laurence School argue their first case before a jur...

Is Testing Creating a Toxic Culture in Schools?

Ossa Fisher | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Ossa Fisher

Sometimes I wonder if the standardized testing we do in many of our schools today does just that: judges fish on their climbing ability. Many assessments evaluate unnecessary academic skills that have no basis in determining if a child is ready to move on to the next level of learning.

Twice Exceptional: The Sticky Road To GATE

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Jennifer Havenner

Embed from Getty Images I couldn't read in second grade. Not a word. The year was 1984, and Dyslexia was not yet on the school radar, especially in...

The Letter From School I Never Expected

Jennifer Gregory | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Gregory

It's the letter from school I never expected, and it was worth the wait.

#Uninspired: The Story of My Mediocre Grade School Education

Sam Weller | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
Sam Weller

When I was 10 years old, my family uprooted and moved from Malibu, California to Minnetonka, Minnesota. My education was about to faceplant into a frozen pond of mundanity, a scholastic reversal that literally took years to rectify.

Kids Have Brought More Than 185 Guns To School Since The Start Of The Academic Year

The Trace | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

On March 16, an 11-year-old child in Queens, New York, found a loaded .380-caliber handgun under his grandfather’s bed and brought it to his element...

In Defense of Childhood: Halt Homework, Let Them Play

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 03.18.2016 | Education
Rainesford Alexandra

I read an article recently about how not doing homework could actually be better for kids. This article quoted the findings of a psychologist and neur...