Square Root of Kids’ Math Anxiety: Their Parents’ Help

The New York Times – Jan Hoffman “A common impairment with lifelong consequences turns out to be highly contagious between parent and child, a new study shows. The impairment? Math anxiety. Means of transmission? Homework help. Children of highly...

Why some in education believe truancy deserves much more attention

The Washington Post – Emma Brown “Recent battles in the edu-policy world have centered on standardized testing, teacher tenure, charter schools, vouchers and Common Core state standards. But debates over how to address poor student attendance — which is...

How to teach … robotics

The Guardian – Staff Writer “Students making mechanical arms and watching motorised vehicles whiz across the surface of distant planets can mean only one thing: robotics lessons. The topic, a relatively new addition to the design and technology curriculum,...