New math: Fail + try again = real learning

Student Science – Susan Moran “Last year, I took an improvisational comedy class in a successful attempt to stretch my comfort zone and to have fun. One of the first things our teacher, Myles Goldin, told us to do whenever anyone made a mistake during an...

Play Hard, Live Free: Where Wild Play Still Rules

NPR – Eric Westervelt “There are only a handful of these “wild playgrounds” in the country. They embrace the theory that free, unstructured play is vital for children and offer an antidote to the hurried lifestyles, digital distractions and...

Recessions help nudge women into science jobs

Reuters – Liz Weston “Encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, education and math – the so-called STEM fields – is a worthy goal, given the potential payoff for our economy and for women who get jobs in these...

In Our View: Educate early

The Spectrum – The Spectrum and Daily News Editorial Board “The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy based in Baltimore, “devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and...

Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

NPR – Elissa Nadworny “On the second floor of Morgan State University’s engineering building, Jacob Walker, 12, is putting the finishing touches on a ruler he’s just created. Not yet an actual ruler. One he’s designing on the computer. He...

‘We the People’ is at risk: Why America needs civics education

Fox News – Jonathan Johnson “Most are familiar with the “Jaywalking” quizzes Jay Leno regularly did on the streets of Universal Studios. They often included American civics questions. The answers were often laughably pathetic. Unfortunately, they are...