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Can Watching Movies Be a Legitimate Language Lesson?

I can't count the times I've walked into my high school language class to hear students ask, "Can we watch a movie today?" I laugh and move on to the lesson planned, the same as when they ask, "Can we just sleep today?" To me, it's the same question. It's not that I think...

source: By Sheilamary Koch
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Central Brooklyn faces educational challenges common across the country: poor high school graduation and college attendance rates and limited math and English proficiency, for example. To address these problems, and analogous challenges...

source: The Village Voice

Kim Boerrigter can't stop smiling when she talks about it. The 18-year-old graduate of Malcolm X Shabazz High School, pushes back her brown hair hanging a few inches over a T-shirt that reads: "Straight off to Cambridge, MA." Boerrigter is going to Harvard University this...

source: The Star-Ledger

If you're looking for someone to polarize debates about education policy, look no further than President Donald Trump. That's according to an opinion survey published by Education Next. People's views of charter schools, tax-credit scholarships,...

source: Education Week

As the ink dries on the recently enacted gifted education law, Public Law 17-82, Connecticut has the opportunity to lead the nation in empowering local school administrators and teachers in how to best serve our gifted and talented students The...

source: The High Flyer

In their 2012 book, "Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective Public High-Schools," Chester E. Finn Jr. and Jessica A. Hockett offer a comprehensive look at screened admissions secondary schools across the U.S. by spotlighting...

source: New York School Talk

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn's Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile. "Let's see," he said one morning this spring. "I can find the area...

source: The New York Times


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