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New twist in education: ‘Flipped classroom’ makes homework an in-school effort, puts lectures online

From the Post-Gazette By, Mary Niederberger Pete Bouvy, a math teacher at Mt. Lebanon High School for 15 years, spent most of his career using his class time to lecture to his students and demonstrate how to work through problems. … Continue reading

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Digital Transformation Swelling in K-12 Schools

From Education News “A teacher predicts hardback textbooks will “all but be replaced” by digital books within the next five years.” This year’s introduction of online social studies textbooks in Fairfax is just the beginning of what officials say will be a … Continue reading

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Money Lessons for Every High-School Graduate

From The Wall Street Journal By ZAC BISSONNETTE When Felipe Matos enrolled in the New York Institute of Technology to study graphic design, he never thought that degree would be the very thing that prevented him from pursuing his dream … Continue reading

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Mom’s Homeroom-Do your kids say “that’s not fair”?

By MARTHA BROCKENBROUGH From Mom’s Homeroom There’s one good thing about the fairness phase many kids go through: It makes them excellent at basic math. They know what makes exactly half a cookie. They know exactly when someone’s 10-minute turn with … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Beat Depression…by Treating Mom

From The Wall Street Journal By MELINDA BECK Successfully treating a mother with depression isn’t just good for the mom; it also can provide long-lasting benefits for her children’s mental health, new research shows. About 1 in 8 women can … Continue reading

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Students Struggle For Words

Alex Stavros, a second-year student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, had been pitching an eco-tourism luxury resort idea to potential investors for months, but wasn’t getting any bites. He noticed that investors lost interest after the first few … Continue reading

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How to Buy a Higher IQ

From Smart Money May 9, 2011 By JACK HOUGH If this prose fails to sparkle, I’ll blame my cold. An adult male’s brain consumes 23% of his metabolic budget, biologists say, and viruses, bacteria and parasites can leave it temporarily … Continue reading

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Orderly Toddlers? Try Uniforms

From the Wall Street Journal April 27, 2011 Donna developed an eye for fashion when she was just a toddler in day care. “She would actually say, ‘So-and-so has this skirt. Can I get it?”‘ says her mother, Christie Rickert … Continue reading

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Not ready for school: Poor children often aren’t prepared for kindergarten

From The Columbus Dispatch By JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS A handful of programs, while facing budget cuts, are working to change that Kindergartners who live in poverty are more likely to start school without basic literacy skills. They often don’t recognize … Continue reading

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For AP Students, a New Classroom is Online

From The Wall Street Journal By SUE SHELLENBARGER When budget cuts wiped out honors French classes at her Uxbridge, Mass., high school, 18-year-old Katie Larrivee turned to the Internet. These days, Ms. Larrivee, who plans to study abroad in college, … Continue reading

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