May is Older Americans Month and the US Census tells us many good things about people over 65. For starters, they’re not too old to contribute.
As we get older, brain function declines. But a recently funded government study found that playing a computer game can slow and even reverse those declines.
If you know how to spell guetapens, last year’s winning word in the National Spelling Bee, that’s great. But, if you’re a contestant this year, you have to know what it means.
Research shows that those who start college with remedial courses are far more likely to drop out, so a change is in the works.
Carly Ackerman, a teacher at Boys’ Latin Charter School in Philadelphia is teaching her 10th grade composition students about ethnography…not by reading, but primarily by field work.
The GED exam will soon be offered online – but it will be more expensive than the paper test now available. Some states, including New Jersey, are seeking alternatives.
Within the last two years Pennsylvania’s budget cuts resulted in the loss of 10% of pre-k capacity at the School District of Philadelphia. Kids will pay now. Our society will pay later.
Who was your favorite teacher? Let the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News know during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Schools that undertake supportive, compassionate, and solution-oriented discipline methods have seen a 20 to 40 percent drop in suspensions in their first year.
Peter Sokolowski, editor for Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, monitors what visitors are looking up as they’re doing it.
My grandson told me he was learning advanced math and when I asked where, he told me it was at a free website program, Khan Academy. Millions of others are doing the same.
Next Generation Science Standards have been devised that will transform the way science will be taught in a million classrooms.
We spend about 5.5 percent of the nation’s economic output on education – preschool through college – but we may be missing the most important part – infants and toddlers.
According to Jobs for the Future, more than 75,000 high schoolers nationwide are participating in early college programs, most from underserved populations, taking courses along with their high school classes.
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, indicates a resurgence of ability grouping, from 28% in 1998 to 71% in 2009. This may be cheating the lower-grouped students.
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