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October 12, 2014

Books or Screens: Talk to Your Kids

Interaction with adults is critical when it comes to language acquisition in young children. So what does that mean for e-readers and technology?

September 17, 2014

Student-Data-Privacy News Roundup

The advance of student-data-privacy legislation in California and elsewhere has attracted media attention in recent weeks.

September 09, 2014

New Ranking Highlights 'Top' Colleges That Draw Economically Diverse Students

The New York Times releases a new college access index and analysis of top schools that recruit low-income students.

February 07, 2014

To Stir Up Curriculum, Teacher Ousts Novels for The New York Times

A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.

October 14, 2013

UPDATED: Children's Advocacy Group Urges Greater Privacy for Data Use

Common Sense Media, an organization that rates educational products for their quality, has written a letter to industry groups asking them to take steps to ensure student privacy, the New York Times reports.

September 20, 2013

Diane Ravitch's Reign of Error Hits Bookstores

Diane Ravitch, the scholar, education pundit, and former assistant U.S. secretary of education, published a new book this week that is garnering a range of responses from the education community and beyond.

July 08, 2013

Educational Inequity: Trying for a Globalized Perspective

As an educator, a parent, and a human being, I'm sickened by the ways in which children around the world are made pawns in political and cultural battles. But when I go through the exercise of trying to "globalize" my own perspective, I see plenty of things at home to inspire tears and anger.

June 19, 2013

On the Inside Looking Out: What to Think When Education's in the News

But then, I live my life among school people--teachers, kids, parents--and I have to be attuned to their needs and dreams. Strange or lurid stories about schools have their contexts, whether we know them or not, and as outsiders our assumptions affect only ourselves unless we forget that they are only half-informed assumptions and bruit them about as expert analysis and fact.

May 23, 2013

Anti-Gay Violence Should Be Our Call to Action

If we can make a commitment to eradicate anti-homosexual slurs and to counsel those who make them to understand the root of their attack...we have begun to address our responsibilities.

May 02, 2013

Saving Childhood

We want to save some sense for our students that childhood is different from adulthood. It is a special time, safe and loving, not a rehearsal for the stress of adulthood.

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