Education Gaps Pose Looming Crisis for U.S. Economy

The National Journal – Ronald Brownstein and Janie Boschma “Fewer working-age African-Americans than whites hold four-year college degrees in all but one of the nation’s 150 largest metropolitan areas, according to a new Next America analysis of data...

Why children should pick their summer reading

Futurity – Sean Dobbin-Rochester “At the end of the school year, districts often send stacks of books home with their students in the hopes of combating the “summer slide” in reading skills. This type of literacy loss hits low-income students particularly...

Report looks preparing teachers to lead statistics courses

E-School News – Staff Writer “The American Statistical Association (ASA) has issued the Statistical Education of Teachers (SET) Report, which calls on mathematicians, statisticians, mathematics educators and statistics educators to collaborate in preparing...

Common Core standards = success in math

The Register-Guard – Madeline Ahearn and Dev Sinha “In the 1980s, Barry Marshall had a theory that some ulcers were caused by bacteria, not acidity or stress. He ran experiments, and then pursued his research at a university, eventually establishing his...

A Memorial Day quiz. Test yourself.

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss “Here’s a quiz to test yourself on how much you know about Memorial Day and the wars in which U.S. soldiers have fought and died. Answers, with a bit of history, follow the...

Why I Have the End-of-the-School-Year Blues

Parenting – Deirdre Uria “On a windy September day at the dawn of the school year, I watched my firstborn child excitedly board the school bus for the first time, her wavy hair and pleated dress gently blowing behind her as she climbed each step. Once...