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How can we encourage teen girls to stick with math and science?

 

Studies have shown for years that up until the age of about twelve, girls are at least as likely as boys to show interest in Math and Science courses. They show equal or superior skill in these areas...

“The best way to understand how to teach second language learners is to try to learn a second language yourself.” That’s what the speaker at the meeting said.

 

And so I embarked on a journey.

In Wounded by School, Kristin Olson describes what she learned after interviewing 100 students on the margins. She realized that the conventional classroom fails to serve 70-80% of modern learners who are “incredibly wired, connected and collaborating and used to doing a lot more...

The Bill Gates money runs out this year. I don’t know if this fact as begun to hit the school yet but it’s hitting me. 

 

Small schools around the country get sponsored by a variety of non-government organizations bolstered largely by the Gates Foundation. We...

With each new headline, it seems like no school is safe.

 

Chicago: An honor roll student from Fenger High School, Derrion Albert, was brutal beaten to death by four classmates on his way home from school. The incident received international attention...

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