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5 Ways My '80s Teen Self Would Be Seriously Screwed Today

Lori Ferraro | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I was pretty bad... at being bad. With today's technology there's no way I would have ever gotten away with anything.

Tennessee Bill Asks Parents To Grade Themselves On Report Cards

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Educators exasperated by the need for greater parent involvement have persuaded Tennessee lawmakers to sign off on a novel bit of ...

Bragging Rights

Glennon Melton | Posted 06.29.2012 | Parents
Glennon Melton

Craig and I have a steadfast rule -- no bragging to anyone except each other or the grandparents. Basically, our rule means that we keep our mouths shut in public and then we talk in bed about how our kids are better than anyone else's kids in the whole entire world.

If My Child Doesn't Get Graded, How Will I Know I'm A Good Parent?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The grades our children bring home are one of the few measures we get -- or so it can sometime seem -- of how we parents are doing. That explains why too many of us become too invested.

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.

Not Making the Grade

Julie Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Cavanagh

The idea of grades in general, is an unnatural one. Learning, real learning, should not be spawned by a desire for a 'good grade', but rather by a love of learning.

CU Students Gamble With Good Grades--Literally

Boulder Daily Camera | Brittany Anas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Parents have long rewarded their kids by paying them cash for each A they bring home on their report cards. But now a Web site will pay out student...