A mother and nurse whose son died of an unknown heart defect, has started a movement offering free electrocardiogram screenings for teenagers. Not everyone is on board.
With increased recognition of the importance of brain development in a child’s first three years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking members to become advocates for reading aloud to children.
Young women are at greatest risk of being raped between the ages of 16 and 24 and at higher risk in college, where such activity has become rampant.
Twelve years ago at 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco, a single writing center opened. Now, 826 National reaches 30,000 students, mostly from underserved communities.
An interesting and provocative piece appeared as a Commentary in Education Week by Nicholas Dauphine, a senior in high school in San Antonio, Texas.
The federal Justice and Education Departments warned public school districts recently not to deny enrollment to immigrant students illegally.
Bangladesh is a good example of educating girls as a path to transformation. When it became independent, it invested in educating girls.
Studying encyclopedias, prisoners at a New York correctional facility are developing writing skills comparable to students from elite high schools.
The Free Library of Philadelphia has organized a reading ‘race to prevent the “summer slide,” skills that are lost when kids don’t read over the vacation months.
People think giving money away is easy. But, Philanthropy courses now being taught at Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Northwestern University suggest otherwise.
A new report from the National Center on Time & Learning looks at how expanded school schedules can be used to boost effectiveness – allowing more time for educators to plan
Harvard Business School, the B-School, is at a critical juncture; should it enter online education and, if so, how?
Everyday Arts for Special Education is an activities program that uses creative arts to help special needs kids communicate and develop socialization skills, patience and self control.
The book “Deeper Learning” cites 8 schools that are “transforming education,” Including a school in Philly.
Findings from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California reveal that Latinos are the fastest growing and the most segregated group in the US.