Should Student Success Include Happiness?

The Huffington Post – Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. & Peter Brunn, M.A. “Student success today is defined by getting a job. The Common Core State Standards aim to make students career-ready — and the U.S. Department of Education’s mission is to...

Don’t know how to get your kid to do math? Try patterns

The Conversation – Bethany Rittle-Johnson “Parents and teachers know that reading to their children in preschool and kindergarten is important. But how can parents and teachers support young children’s mathematics knowledge? One often overlooked activity...

Making the Grade: Fun puzzle gateway to science education

The Atlanta Journal Constitution – H.M. Cauley “Each year, the three fourth-grade classes at the Epstein School in Sandy Springs spend time studying earthquakes, and the most popular part of the unit is a highly-anticipated activity involving 30 toothpicks...

The uncertain future of español in Miami-Dade classrooms

The Miami Herald – Christina Veiga “Aleida Martinez-Molina learned how to read and write Spanish in the Miami-Dade County public school system decades ago, eventually going on to land a top job with a Spanish airline. Today, the Coral Gables lawyer drives...

Ask these questions before using technology in the classroom

E-School News – Scott McLeod and Julie Graber “We have a lot of technology floating around our classrooms these days. And while that can be, and is, a good thing given our digital age, we often find that our technology-related efforts aren’t paying off for...