Students’ Reading And Math Skills Are Still All Over The Map

NPR – Elissa Nadworny “A federal report out today reinforces the notion that when it comes to state standards, proficiency is still in the eye of the beholder. A top-scoring student on Arizona’s reading test may fall far below average in states with...

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

NPR – Anya Kamenetz “Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream? Heavy questions. One researcher believes that...

Is Your Brain Really a Computer, or Is It a Quantum Orchestra?

The Huffington Post – Stuart Hameroff “How does the brain – a lump of ‘pinkish gray meat’ – produce the richness of conscious experience, or any subjective experience at all? Scientists and philosophers have historically likened the...

As Latino population surges, gaps in income and education may shrink

The L.A. Times – Teresa Watanabe, Ruben Vives and Angel Jennings “Yolanda Garcia’s grandparents migrated from Mexico and worked multiple jobs — in farm fields and school cafeterias — to save money to send all six children to college. Garcia’s...

Nobel winner Malala opens school for Syrian refugees

Reuters – BEKAA VALLEY “Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets”....

Columnist: STEM Learning Key to Economic Growth

Education World – Nicole Gorman “Economics lessons give students a jumpstart introduction to the real world. One columnist is arguing that STEM learning is a requirement for economic growth in the regions that students live in. Lisa Riggs is president of...