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November 26, 2014

Missouri Parent-Education Group Offers Trauma Resources for Young Children

Parents as Teachers, an organization that provides support to families, has worked to maintain a routine as the St. Louis-area suburbs struggle with racial unrest.

November 21, 2014

Parents React to a Classroom Without Grades

How do parents feel about giving up grades? Read here to find out tips and reactions from parents.

November 12, 2014

Policy Report Urges 'Two-Generation' Approach to Ending Child Poverty

The Annie E. Casey Foundation says in a recent policy report that programs need to embrace the entire family in order to curb intergenerational poverty.

November 07, 2014

Fordham Institute to Host Discussion Aimed at Empowering Parents

Arming parents with accurate information about their school choice options will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

November 07, 2014

Florida Parent Protest Leads Local District to Require Recess

Recess returns to elementary schools in Lake County, Fla., after parents protest the lack of unstructured playtime for their children.

November 04, 2014

What Today's Great Teachers Know

Today's curriculum, although rich in details, is really EXTREMELY NARROW in terms of the of the necessary skills for effective thinking, effective action, effective relating and effective accomplishment that we teach our kids systematically. We CAN teach these needed skills, but we must lose the details (and not the core) of what we now teach to do so.

October 31, 2014

Great Teachers in an Age of Technology

The human teacher's role in an age of technology is NOT to teach content — something that technology can now do well — but, rather, to do what technology CAN'T do well (or at all) — i.e. provide respect, empathy, acceleration and motivation to students, while encouraging each student's individual passion.

October 30, 2014

For Young Kids, Interactive Devices No Substitute for Parent Connection

Guidelines released from the nonprofit group Zero to Three, which focuses on early-childhood development, said that print-based or screen-based activities should be accompanied by interaction with an adult.

October 25, 2014

The New Educational Model: Extended Brains all Networked Together

In the past, education was almost entirely local; now it's quickly becoming global. Our kids are incredibly more powerful than kids were in the past; they need to be doing, as the content of their education, real projects that improve the world.

October 19, 2014

The Benefits of Accomplishment-Based Education

We need to make all education about real-world accomplishment. Our kids should leave school not with a transcript of grades, but with a resume of real-world accomplishments.

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