Columnist Robert J. Samuelson looks at the anemic results of school reform over the past 50 year and pins the blame on an "almost unmentionable" factor: lack of student motivation.
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In tough economic times, schools are asking students to come to class prepared with more than just pencils, paper, and binders.
August 09, 2010
Teachers at the prestigious Hunter College High School, a New York City public school, are fighting the school's administration over what they believe are discriminatory admissions policies.
August 09, 2010
In her graduation speech to her fellow classmates, a N.Y.-based valedictorian discusses how schools currently don't promote a learning culture.
August 03, 2010
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July 19, 2010
Ariel Sacks, an 8th grade English teacher in NYC, wonders why we allow a system to persist in which disadvantaged kids are routinely concentrated in the same schools. She questions: In today's education scene, key players seem comfortable looking in the windows of high needs schools and questioni...
July 14, 2010
A psychology professor at the University of Virginia believes that teachers aren't the only ones in schools who need to be held accountable.
July 01, 2010
A recently released annual survey on student engagement has found that, while high school students continue to be bored, they also have some opinions on how classes could be made more engaging.
June 21, 2010
Earlier in the day I was speaking with our book whisperer blogger Donalyn Miller about reading. She's spearheading a book-a-day summer reading challenge for adults, which, by the way, has gone viral. In light of this, Donalyn mentioned University of New Hampshire English professor Thomas Newkirk's...
June 17, 2010
From the late 18th century through the 20th century, government-run Indian boarding schools attempted to assimilate and Christianize Indian children and, in the process, often left them feeling degraded and abused. But the United States is not the only country with this painful history. Education ...