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Learning Opportunities

What do young people need to succeed?

Martin J. Blank | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

This is a guest post by Dr. Helen Janc Malone, Director of Institutional Advancement and National Director, Education Policy Fellowship Program at the...

10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Education at Home

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do children learn? Certainly, it's our job as parents to send our kids to schools, be their advocates in getting a fine education, ascertaining special services as needed, and taking the time to learn how the curriculum is organized. But what about our role at home?

Do We Value Student Compliance or Student Empowerment?

Catherine Gobron | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Catherine Gobron

As the program director, I felt beholden to his parents. I had said that he would be having math tutoring. I worried that it would reflect poorly on the program if the math wasn't happening. I was faced with a choice. Should I bribe, cajole, or threaten him into doing his math? Or not?