Some would say politics have little, if any, place in the classroom, outside of social studies classes that are studying current events. The current political stage in the United States has some students stressed and nervous about what their fate is going to be. As teachers...
In the second year of an effort to provide students of color greater access to Denver Public Schools' magnet programs for highly gifted students, white and Asian students continue to be over-identified and Hispanic and black...
A new preschool with a 20-student class of 4- and 5-year-olds is set to open in the Higley Unified School District for the 2017-2018 school year, but it comes with a catch: You have to be really, really smart. The admission requirement...
The recent film "Hidden Figures" dramatically illustrates how prejudice that denies equal educational and career opportunities to minorities, women and the poor is not only immoral but nonsensical, depriving our nation of the brainpower and talents of extraordinary people....
One afternoon last summer at BEAM 6, an experimental program in downtown Manhattan for youths with a high aptitude for math, a swarm of 11- and 12-year-olds jockeyed for a better view of a poster labeled "Week One Challenge Problem."
Since it began in 2013, Hour of Code has been promoted as an event that can change a young person's life by exposing him or her to the wonders of computing even if only for 60 minutes. But is Hour of Code really an effective tool with lasting...
After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the Common Core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school...
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