Marin Voice: Long-lasting lessons learned in early childhood education

The Marin Independent Journal – Amy Reisch “In 1988, the author Robert Fulghum published a little flip book titled, “All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” “These are the things I learned,” he wrote: “Share everything; play fair; don’t hit...

A Qualified Defense Of ‘Science Literacy’

Forbes – Chad Orzel “Last week NPR ran a story linking to an online “science literacy” quiz based on the work of Jon Miller. Miller has been doing these surveys since 1979, but every now and again they bubble up into general awareness, prompting a flurry...

Memorizing is out, thinking like a scientist is in

The Detroit Free Press – Lori Higgins “Forget memorizing the ins and outs of life cycles, photosynthesis and matter. If Michigan kids want to succeed in today’s science classes — and pull their test scores out of the bottom — they’re going to have to ask...

Understanding L.A. Unified’s new pre-kindergarten programs

The Los Angeles Times – Sonali Kohli “Understanding all the pre-kindergarten programs can be daunting for parents in L.A. these days. L.A. Unified has some new programs — with new names — that can be a challenge to navigate for what is typically a...

Falling in love with STEM

The Shreveport Times – Segann March “Charles Moser climbed onto a classroom table Friday morning and shouted “eyeballs!” His students turned to find him looking at one of the leaves they’d collected through a magnifying glass. Then it was their turn....

Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as state results trickle in

The San Jose Mercury News – CHRISTINE ARMARIO “Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many parents may be...