Classroom Lessons Help Stressed-Out Students Cope, Study Finds

Education Week – Jacob Bell “A 2014 American Psychological Association survey…found that school-age teenagers had markedly high levels of stress, with 30 percent or more reporting feeling overwhelmed, depressed, fatigued, tired or sad…A pilot...

Liberal Arts vs. STEM: The Right Degrees, The Wrong Debate

Forbes – Sergei Klebnikov “In the shifting landscape of higher education today, critical questions continue to be raised about the value of a liberal arts education. There is a constant drumbeat claiming that STEM subjects –science, technology, engineering...

A Peek Inside the Classroom Black Box

Education Next – Robert Pondiscio “Contractors removing old chalkboards from an Oklahoma City high school last week uncovered a second set of chalkboard drawings still covered with lessons and student work from a school day in 1917. The Thanksgiving-themed...

Prioritizing Basic Education and Global Competence: Papua New Guinea

Education Week – Heather Singmaster “What I found is a country that, yes, is very poor and facing what may seem to be overwhelming challenges. But, despite these, Papua New Guinea is taking positive steps to address them, including a budget that is focused...

Socialistic Model for K-12 education is failing

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Is the U.S. education system following a socialistic model?   SOCIALISM: controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies   RESULTS OF SOCIALISM: poor quality, high cost, and little innovation...

Call to boost status of arts subjects

BBC – Abigail Simmons “Arts subjects should be given more status in England’s school curriculum, science and engineering experts argue. The Creative Industries Federation and the Institution of Civil Engineers have joined forces to call for more...