Summer: a time in a child's life where they are no longer bound by mandates to attend school or do anything school-related. To do so, in some children's eyes, would be to commit a global faux pas. Those stuck on this idea are in for a rude awakening.
In the roiling national debate about the best ways to improve public education, one aspect gets scant attention: the relationship between the tax dollars school systems spend and academic results. In a report, the left-leaning Center for American Progress looks at how much...
When Mollie Cueva-Dabkoski was dissecting a sheep's heart during an eighth-grade science class, she had an epiphany that changed her life. "That heart told the story of anatomy and physiology!" she said. Realizing that science is best communicated through stories, Cueva-Dabkoski,...
Summer: a time in a child's life where they are no longer bound by mandates to attend school or do anything school-related. To do so, in some children's eyes, would be to commit a global faux pas. Those stuck on this idea are in for a rude awakening. Studies have proven...
The move to local control under the state's new funding and accountability system has given school districts much leeway in adopting the Common Core State Standards, the challenging math and English language arts standards that California and 41 other states and Washington,...
What is "storytelling"? Telling stories, of course! In 2014, there are so many diverse, wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming ways to do this. What I want to explore is traditional, oral storytelling, which has been a part of human life since we first left Africa 200,000...
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