Why those math scores matter so much

The Indianapolis Star – Glenn Augustine “With the return to school, there’s good reason for parents to encourage their children’s best efforts, especially in math. New information shows how students fare in that subject can be an indicator of their future....

Yakima, Wash., Youngsters Mix Legos, Science Education

The U.S. News and World Report – The Associated Press “Most K-2 students wouldn’t dare go into a school library in an empty school on a sunny summer morning – much less to learn about Isaac Newton. But that is what happened recently at Roosevelt...

8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom

E-School News – Trevor Shaw “Innovation is a trait that I desperately want to instill in my students, and many teachers I talk to seem to share that goal. In the current climate of high stakes testing, state standards, and prescribed learning outcomes, it...

In Defense of the Liberal Arts

The Huffington Post – Dr. Brian C. Mitchell “There have been a number of interesting speeches, articles, and opinions on the value of the liberal arts over the past few days. They seem to suggest a softening of the Obama Administration’s focus on...

Reading for pleasure ‘boosts social relations’

BBC – Staff Writer “Getting stuck into a good book can boost people’s ability to relate to each other and increase their empathy, a report suggests. A review of research for the Reading Agency says reading for pleasure does much more than boost...

Recessions help nudge women into science jobs

Reuters – Liz Weston “Encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, education and math – the so-called STEM fields – is a worthy goal, given the potential payoff for our economy and for women who get jobs in these...