That seems to be the message in this Washington Post story. From the article: The Maryland School Assessment in reading and math for 2010 showed a 10 percentage-point increase in school pass rates. Mathews said it was hard to tell how much the running factored into the academic strides. But she noted that administrators had more time for professional development because there were fewer discipline problems and more focused students. "It really changed the culture of the school," she said. Now, when Diana Rabideau's first-graders return from lunch, they ask teachers to keep track of how much they ran. She ...


That's the bottom line of this story from New Zealand....


Not a positive picture ... but the local paper does a good job laying out the facts....


Made by the head of a Toronto girls school....


Those are the odds that a young black man will find a job....


As this Education Week discloses, six out of ten Texas seniors have been suspended (or worse). Doesn't disclose the gender ratio, but we already know that most of those are boys. During my book research I heard principals tell me that many of those boys act out deliberately -- better to be the expelled rebel than the "dummy" who can't follow the coursework because you lack the literacy skills....


Aborting female fetuses triggers a population gender gap, which leads to a marriageable mate gap, which in turn leads to a restive male population that presents a possible state security problems (as the Chinese have discovered)....


That's good news, but anecdotal reporting of test scores isn't the same as real research....


Women and minorities tend to shun the majors that lead to the best paying jobs, which lies at the heart of the overall gender pay gap (not the true apples to apples issue, where male/female engineers hold the exact same position but are paid differently.) What's important to keep in mind, however, is that the real issue is not about scoring points in a debate. The real issue is about encouraging more women to pursue majors that are of national economic importance....


Another newsy bulletin from David Chadwell in South Carolina, home to the nation's most ambitious single-gender classroom experiment....


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