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The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

Parenting: Let's Hear it for Experience

Hilary Wilce | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

In the past, new parents tended to rely on parents and grandparents to help steer them on their way. Now, as life hurtles forward, parents often seem to think that no one who was around before the iPad era can have a clue about the amazing, breath-taking challenge that is parenting.

Self-Driving Education

Sebastian Thrun | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Sebastian Thrun

These are exciting times for anyone in higher education. Many forms of online learning are leveraging digital technology into the core of the educational experience. They are fundamentally changing the laws of access, costs, and the student learning experience across the globe.

Order in the Classroom

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Orderly classrooms are not ends in themselves; they seem to be the preconditions for learning. In 55 countries and economies that participated in PISA 2009, students in schools where the classroom climate is more conducive to learning tend to perform better.

What To Do When Your Child's Teacher Is Wrong

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When to step in between your child and his teacher?

Start Early: Addressing Gender-Based Bullying in Elementary School

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Helping children understand in the early years of schooling that there is not just one "right" way to be a boy or a girl will open up opportunities for each child to explore their education more fully.

Teaching in a Diverse America: It's the Relationships That Matter

Maureen Costello | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education
Maureen Costello

Our nation continues to grow more diverse. It's especially apparent in our nation's classrooms where one out of four students are the children of im...

Rethinking Classroom Furniture

| Dana Chivvis | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. NBC News education reporter Dana Chivvis writes. Classroom furniture...

Schools Fear Worst Budget Cuts Ahead

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

LANCASTER, Pa. — Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead....

Disruptive Schooling

Nancy Pine | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Nancy Pine

We envy the academic achievement level in China. There are many reasons for their achievement. But one is that instructional time is respected. The teachers teach -- uninterrupted. Not a second is lost.

Arne Duncan: Classrooms Center On Relationships

Ed.gov blog | Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Ed.gov blog: Ed. note: Secretary Duncan penned the following letter for a Virtual Conference that will take place during July. During the conferen...

Using Video In The Classroom: It's Not Just About Surveillance

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Television and video have an undistinguished track record in public education, as either a babysitter or a security measure. But things have changed in recent years.

Open Classrooms v. Charter Schools (VIDEO)

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

What exactly is a regular public school, as opposed to a charter school? Is there such a thing? For that matter, is there a typical charter school?

Disney's Planet Challenge Gets Kids Involved In Environment, Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The second annual Disney's Planet Challenge is encouraging kids in grades 3-8 to get involved with environmental conservation and helping their commun...

Measuring Our Education System's Success: Looking at the Patient Instead of the Thermometer

Deborah Meier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Deborah Meier

Confusing a measure of well-being for well-being itself has been done in spades in education. Rare indeed do we hear from those who work inside schools and are paying attention not only to "indicators" but to what they are intended stand-ins for.

"Teachers Don't Like Boys, Mom"

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

Research tells us what most parents know: boys are apt to be "kinesthetic learners." That's educatorspeak for the fact that most boys learn best while they're in motion.