It’s true: happier students get higher grades

The Conversation – Lauren Schiller & Christina Hinton “What leads to success in school?…Researchers at Research Schools International…explored the relationship between happiness and student achievement. Are happy students more successful in...

Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT And ACT?

NPR Ed – Claudio Sanchez “The most reliable predictors of college success are a high school student’s GPA and the rigor of the courses taken. Critics of the SAT and ACT have long argued that these tests are nothing more than sorting tools that help...

Scots primary children will soon learn Mandarin

The Scotsman – LUCINDA CAMERON “The classrooms support Scotland’s 1+2 languages policy, which aims to allow every child the opportunity to learn two languages in addition to their mother tongue by 2020. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the...

Why schools are rushing to hire more bilingual teachers

Fusion – Casey Tolan “As more and more students who don’t speak English register for public school this summer, school districts across the country are racing to hire bilingual teachers, and sometimes looking abroad for candidates. Global events—such as a...

‘We the People’ is at risk: Why America needs civics education

Fox News – Jonathan Johnson “Most are familiar with the “Jaywalking” quizzes Jay Leno regularly did on the streets of Universal Studios. They often included American civics questions. The answers were often laughably pathetic. Unfortunately, they are...