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August 11, 2014

Cultivation of Curiosity in Children Linked to Later Aptitude in Science

When parents encourage their children to ask "why?." kids may be more interested in science later in life. How can schools engage students who didn't have that experience?

July 30, 2014

App Aims to Boost Comprehension by Putting E-Books to Music

A startup that combines cinema-style soundtracks with the texts of popular books claims to be "transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film."

July 28, 2014

From Schooling to Learning: Create a Community of Learners First

A new book explores eight high schools that are transforming student lives by placing engaging learning first.

June 30, 2014

Call to Action: Engage and Motivate Students

Providing students with opportunities to complete real-world projects engages and motivates them and helps them succeed after high school.

May 09, 2014

Wash. State Charter Advocates Gather for First Annual Conference

Educators have gathered in Seattle to discuss how to create high-quality charter schools in Washington state, which approved such schools for the first time in 2012.

April 22, 2014

School Board Members Should Encourage Community Partnerships, Guide Says

A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

February 27, 2014

In Education, Bringing the Dark Matter Into the Light

In a new article for ESPN, celebrity statistician Nate Silver chronicles the rise of big data in professional sports -- and the considerable unknowns, or "Dark Matter," that remains. Sam Chaltain wonders about the implications his article has for public education -- and if it's possible for the opposing armies in the reform debates to find common ground over what should be measured in American schools, and why, and how.

January 16, 2014

Middle School Gets Creative to Meet District's Mandate for Longer Day

A Maryland middle school is using a mandate requiring added class time to offer a wide array of enrichment courses.

January 03, 2014

Yearlong Celebration of Shakespeare By Library Offers Teachable Moments

The Philadelphia Free Library will celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday throughout 2014 with a series of hands-on activities, performances, and screenings of his work to help engage young people and adults.

December 16, 2013

How to "Bake" Intrinsic Motivation: A Holiday Recipe for Your Classroom or School

This holiday season, after you're done baking your holiday sugar cookies, educator Kim Farris-Berg recommends you cook up some . . . intrinsic motivation? There's a recipe for that?

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