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Twenty-four Proven Programs for Struggling Readers

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.15.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

One of the greatest impediments to evidence-based reform in education is the belief that there are very few programs that have been rigorously evaluat...

3 Reasons Kids Struggle With Math And How to Help

Victoria Yore | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Victoria Yore

Algorithms, decimals, division, fractions, sums-these seem like harmless math terms. But, to many children, they bring out fear and even anxiety when ...

Part 2: College Admissions Focus - Harvard University

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Harvard University has long stood on a pedestal as one of the nation's oldest and most revered colleges. It has become exponentially difficult to get ...

Joy is a Basic Skill in Secondary Reading

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I have a policy of not talking about studies I'm engaged in before they are done and available, but I have an observation to make that just won't wait...

How to Pick a College: Part 5 Special Collections

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

(See Part 4 Project Support) Academic life changes greatly from high school to college. Think back to the difference after transitioning from middle ...

Welcome to Everyone

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As a child I hated not being allowed into the segregated library in my hometown. But I am honored and grateful that today the Marlboro County Public Library -- the Marian Wright Edelman Library in Bennettsville, SC -- provides a panoply of early childhood and adult literacy programs.

Best School Day

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education

Too many students don’t have the resources they need. Today, we start to change that....

Trans-Atlantic Concord: Tutoring by Paraprofessionals Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Proven tutoring models of all types should be a standard offering for every school. More research is always needed to find more effective and cost-effective strategies. But there is no reason whatsoever not to use what we have now.

5 Things You Need To Embrace To Build A Marketplace

Leonard Kim | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Leonard Kim

In this digital age, marketplaces are quickly shifting to online and mobile platforms. These types of marketplaces are not always easy to build. Mark...

I Thought Students Had No Reason to Drop Out. I Was Wrong.

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

It was my first day as a tutor at McClellan High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. I walked into the front office to sign in when, to my left, I saw a young student holding a newborn baby. She couldn't have been older than 15.

Tutoring Program Fosters Love of Learning in Its Students and a Love of Service in Its Volunteers

Zachary Azrael | Posted 10.29.2015 | Education
Zachary Azrael

Throughout its existence, Baltimore has been a city divided by race. As a major port city, Baltimore once was a major center for slave trade. After slavery ended, Baltimore, like many cities south of the Mason-Dixon line, segregated itself. And today, despite decades of effort from civil rights activists, Baltimore remains a city divided.

Florida's Hiatus on Third Grade Retention a Good Start

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.28.2016 | Education
Michael Lombardo

Lawmakers in Florida recently took a step in the right direction when they voted to put on hold a section of the state's longstanding education reform policy. For the first time since 2003, parents and teachers will have a say in whether their third grader will go on to fourth grade if the child doesn't perform well on their assessment.

Small Business

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Stanley Ely

Holding forth a cold glass of nonalcoholic drink, the student returns smiling to the work table. That drink, I am bound to believe, improves his learning curve and pleasure in the language, and maybe carves a little place around the heart for lemonade and story-telling in future times.

2 Great Exercises to Help Kids Love Creative Writing

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Education
Brett Murphy Hunt

For some of my students, writing is their passion. For others? Not so much. Since tutoring sessions are usually set amounts of time, there are occasionally opportunities where the mandatory work is done and a bit of fun can be had. Creative writing exercises are always a go-to choice.

5 Myths About Private Tutoring

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Brett Murphy Hunt

Whether or not to hire a tutor is a decision that many parents face. However, tutoring can often be misunderstood. Here are some misconceptions:

A Crayon for Iqra

Celia Buckman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Celia Buckman

Homework is a challenge for the tutors and kids. It's hard to teach a 12-year-old algebra in forty minutes when they don't know how to count yet. But something has to go down on the worksheet.

EdTech Startups Make College Students Better

Shayla R. Price | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Shayla R. Price

Entrepreneurs in the edtech industry are shaping the next generation of technology in higher education. From homework help to online mentoring, startups are expanding the possibilities of how college students will learn.

5 Ways To Respond To Your Child's Dyslexia Diagnosis

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

By helping your child stay on task, do regular reading practice, and power through even the roughest evenings of work, you are being his best ally.

Fixing What Wasn't Broken

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

NYC students headed back to school this morning for a year full of new challenges -- some to new schools, to new teachers, new subjects, new experiences. Unfortunately, one of those experiences will be learning without extra academic support.

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.

826 and the Future of Education

Jesse Dylan | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Jesse Dylan

The role of teachers may be changing, but their importance and potential for massive impact is not. These educational innovations and strategies will influence the way we learn, but it always comes back to a person taking the time to tell a child something about the world.

pSAT Results Don't Matter for Elite Private High School Students

Alex Mallory | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The quickly-shifting landscape of standardized college entrance exams has made the pSAT a confusing relic for New York City independent school juniors to handle.

Master the Art of SODOTO: See One, Do One, Teach One

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Just as the guru tutors the novitiate so does the goldsmith his apprentice. The same is true for officers and engineers and in all fields where the mastery of craft is a matter of certification.

The Value of Reginald Jackson, Child of My Church Shot to Death

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

They're angry that violence exists and that in this culture, it's acceptable to some degree. They understand that where you live can determine whether you have a better future than someone else."

How to Prep for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

Chuck Cohn | Posted 12.14.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

The GRE is an exam designed for prospective graduate students in many liberal arts fields.So, is it time to start memorizing hundreds of words until your vision is blurred? No! This exam is about studying smarter, not harder.