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November 21, 2017

No More Easy A's: Classroom Can Be a Breeding Ground for Grit (Q&A)

Schools have a responsibility to instill a growth mindset in students, says positive-psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller.

March 21, 2017

What Preschoolers Need From Adults

Early-childhood education often neglects the importance of play. Educator and author Erika Christakis explains why we need to rethink the purpose of preschool.

January 25, 2017

How to Build a School From Scratch: One Principal's Story

After principal Nadia Lopez founded Mott Hall Bridges Academy in New York City, her commitment to her students' success earned national recognition from then-President Barack Obama. What did the experience teach her?

November 02, 2016

School Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

The negative effects of school bullying can last long after childhood, says professor and author Ellen Walser deLara.

February 27, 2013

New Book Releases: Literacy and Social Justice

New and recent books releases for K-12 educators tackle questions of student rights, social responsibility, and ethics both in and out of the classroom.

February 01, 2013

Books by Students, With More on the Way

Thanks to self-publishing, community partnerships, and national media organizations' literacy advocacy, many avenues are now open for student writers to publish books.

June 05, 2012

An Interview with Haley Kilpatrick, Author of The Drama Years

BookMarks interviews Haley Kilpatrick, author of The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School--Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More (Free Press, 2012), which she wrote with journalist Whitney Joiner.

April 20, 2012

Friday Update: Publishing News, Awards, and Announcements

This week's Friday Update covers a new public service announcement on the importance of reading, a call for nominations for a book award, e-books, and a publisher's name change.

March 23, 2012

Rivers and Barnett Debunk Toxic Gender Stereotypes

Rivers and Barnett argue against what they term "toxic" gender stereotypes in their new book, The Truth About Girls and Boys (2011).

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