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July 17, 2014

Cursive Is Ready for a Comeback

When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.

July 10, 2014

Children of Same-Sex Parents: Happy and Healthy, But Stigma Remains

Children of same-sex parents are better-behaved, healthier, and have more cohesive families compared to children of opposite-sex couples, according to a new study.

July 02, 2014

Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning

Children who decide for themselves how to spend their time have more highly-developed executive function, according to a new study. And those children will go on to be healthier, wealthier, and more socially stable throughout their lives.

June 06, 2014

Study: Post-Lesson Reflection Boosts Learning

When researchers asked study participants to reflect on what they had just learned, their performance increased the next time they returned to the material.

May 22, 2014

Louis C.K. Offers Another Take on Public Education

On Monday's episode, Louie's daughter gets sent home early due to behavioral issues. When her dad tries to confront her about it, she launches into a screed.

May 13, 2014

English Class Publishes E-Book (and It's Already More Popular Than 'The Odyssey')

Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.

March 30, 2014

Novel Classroom Discipline Approach: Spoil the Plot of 'Game of Thrones'

A Belgian professor reportedly told his class to simmer down or he'd reveal all the characters who die in the popular HBO show and novel series.

February 03, 2014

A Teacher on 'Listening' Rather Than 'Disciplining'

Sarah Camiscoli, a literacy intervention teacher for English-language learners at a small public middle school in the South Bronx, moved away from disciplining to listening and gaining greater understanding of her students' needs.

January 07, 2014

Did McDonald's-Eating Teacher's Class Project Go Too Far?

John Cisna, a high school science teacher in Iowa, reportedly lost nearly 40 pounds in part by partaking of an calorie-limited McDonalds-only diet that he used as a class project on nutrition. But did he cross a line by involving his students in his weight loss expedition?

January 02, 2014

Educator's Resolution: Enough With the 'Feel-Good' Teacher Movies

Joshua John Macklin, a New York City middle school reading teacher, says it would be beneficial to those working for real improvement in schools if Americans made a collective New Year's resolution to desist from relying on feel-good teacher movies for their information about struggling schools

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