Category Archives: Education News

New Autism Screen for Babies

From The Wall Street Journal By RACHEL EMMA SILVERMAN A WSJ story by Shirley S. Wang on a new autism screen and a related post on our Health Blog may be of interest. Here’s an excerpt and a link to the checklist used … Continue reading

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A Nation of Dropouts Shake Europe

From The Wall Street Journal By CHARLES FORELLE LISBON—Isabel Fernandes, a cheery 22-year-old with a constellation of stars tattooed around her right eye, isn’t sure how many times she repeated fifth grade. Two, she says with a laugh. Or maybe … Continue reading

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The search for a new way to test schoolkids

From USA Today By GREG TOPPO By all accounts, George Washington Elementary School is the very model of a modern urban public school. Tucked into an up-and-coming neighborhood west of downtown, the school has produced impressive results on annual Maryland … Continue reading

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As Little Girls and Boys Grow, They Think Alike

From the Wall Street Journal By AVERY JOHNSON Boys’ and girls’ brains are different—but not always in the ways you might think. A common stereotype is that boys develop more slowly than girls, putting them at a disadvantage in school … Continue reading

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Taking the Budget Debate to School

From The Wall Street Journal By LAURA MECKLER President Barack Obama called on Congress Monday to overhaul the No Child Left Behind education law, the third time this month he has focused on education in a bid to gain advantage … Continue reading

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Before You Choose That College…

From The Wall Street Journal By VERONICA DAGHER As college acceptance letters start to roll in, parents will soon have a better idea of their children’s educational options for the years ahead. But before students select a college and head … 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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Education Cost Top Problem For Local Gov’t

By ADAM B. SCHAEFFER State and local governments face financial difficulties in 2011 and 2012 more severe than they have seen in generations. Pessimists predict major municipal or even state bankruptcies. Optimists insist that, while serious budget problems will increase … Continue reading

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Teachers ave been unfairly vilified for the challenges in education. There is not a bad-teacher epidemic.

From Bloomberg Businessweek January 13th, 2011 The president of the American Federation of Teachers on public schools, teacher bonuses, and why unions are so unpopularMy parents were not union activists. As told to DIANE BRADY My mother was a teacher … Continue reading

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The Tiger Mother Talks Back

From the Wall Street Journal January 15th, 2011 Do you think that strict, “Eastern” parenting eventually helps children lead happy lives as adults? When it works well, absolutely! And by working well, I mean when high expectations are coupled with … Continue reading

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