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Straight-A Students May Not Be the Best Innovators

The Conversation US | Posted 02.22.2017 | College
The Conversation US

Being innovative was consistently associated with the college providing students with space and opportunities for networking, even after considering personality type, such as being extroverted.

Louisiana's 2014-15 High School Letter Grades... So Many A's....

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.01.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On October 29, 2015, Louisiana state superintendent John White released the 2014-15 school performance scores for Louisiana high schools enrolling grades 9 - 12.

The Social Construction of Grades

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

I am there to teach students something new, to help them expand their worldview and become critical thinkers, and to enhance some of their existing skills. My students are there to get the piece of paper on their way to getting a job.

5 Misconceptions About College Academics

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

You may have heard the phrases, "C's get degrees," or "D is for diploma," but grades do, in fact, matter.

The End of IQ (and the Dawn of Working Memory)

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

If you are proud of your high IQ, stop reading now. Your IQ is an anachronism, and its reign is coming to an end.

Smart Pills and Neuroenhancement: Is It Fair?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Prescribing neuroenhancers is outside the area of medicine that is considered obligatory for a physician, so under what circumstances should it be considered unethical or unacceptable?

This State's Schools Will Get Their Own Letter Grades | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Instead of handing out report cards, school officials will get grades themselves next week, as the state Department of Education announces A-through-F...

Why Grades Don't Really Matter That Much After All

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

Something I want tattooed on my forehead is "grades don't matter." The current perception of the importance of grades in academia dumbfounds me, because I think that by caring too much about grades, most students are missing the point of education.

Controversial Grades For Schools Released In Indiana

The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. | Sue Loughlin | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education

TERRE HAUTE -- Eighteen Vigo County schools received As and Bs, five received Cs, two scored Ds and two (including one now closed) got an F under the ...

JOKE: Hard Work

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

A young boy is doing poorly in math at public school. His mother decides to send him to private school to rectify the situation. Lo and behold, af...

State Auditor Launches Investigation Into Attendance Cheating

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

The Ohio auditor's office on Thursday launched a statewide investigation into how attendance is reported by schools and the state Department of Educat...

Florida Gives Wrong Grades To Hundreds Of Public Schools

Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

The Florida Department of Education has announced that it miscalculated grades for hundreds of schools across the state, further fueling public distru...

What Is It Like to Have Your College Undergraduate Admission Rescinded?

Quora | Posted 06.19.2012 | College

Even after I received the fat envelope, I never made a conscious decision to slack off... it just happened.

Teacher Sold Grades To Pay Off Personal Debt

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

Usually, if you want to get a good grade in school, you study harder. According to a report by NBC's WBBH, students in Jeff Spires' math class at Char...

I'm an A-oholic

Matt Linn | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Matt Linn

It's time we stop this out-of-control obsession with all grades 90 through 100. I'll take the first step. Hi, my name is Matt, and I'm an A-oholic.

Our Schools Need More Failure

Larry Strauss | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Our students just filled up our classrooms for the first time last week and pretty soon the I'll be compelled to assign a letter grade to each of them on a progress report.

Florida Schools Receive Grades, New Charter School Earns F

Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Despite higher writing standards in Florida's public elementary, middle and non-high-school combination schools this year, school performance remained...

Should You Pressure Your Child To Get As?

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie King, LCSW

The iconic A has become the standard by which all is measured, and it has infected our way of seeing the world -- and very often the ways in which a mom or dad may see their own child.

Elementary School Opts For No Grades, No Grade Levels

Posted 07.03.2011 | Education

At a Denver area elementary school, students are organized into classes in an unconventional manner -- they are arranged by what they know, not their ...

Tough Love: Mom Makes Son Stand On Corner, Wear Sign With GPA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

If taking away your kid's cellphone or other privileges doesn't work as punishment, a Tampa Bay, Fla. mom recommends public embarrassment. Ronda Ho...

New Mexico Schools May Get Letter Grades Based On Students' Test Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Like many states, New Mexico's leaders are pressing forward with education reforms intended to improve the state school system. This week, Sen. Verno...

Beyond The Conference: Teachers Should Grade Parents, Says Florida Lawmaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As lawmakers continue to debate education reform, Florida Rep. Kelli Stargel has a new idea: give teachers a break and grade parents instead. Stargel...

Chua, Baby

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

While my self-esteem couldn't be detected by an atomic microscope, I did regard myself as a sure thing in some future Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog eating contest.

Have an Underperforming Teenager?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Take a deep breath./Stop reacting from your frustration/and read what follows below.../Does it sound like someone you know?