Developmentally Differentiated Education

Duke Study: Discipline Problems Increase When Students Repeat a Grade

Students at Shamrock Gardens Elementary in Charlotte in 2012. Photo: Nancy Pierce By Jane Stancill jstancill@newsobserver.com | Originally Published at News Observer. February 28, 2014 DURHAM — A new study by researchers at Duke University documented a ripple effect of behavioral problems in middle schools where higher [...]

Duke Study: Discipline Problems Increase When Students Repeat a Grade2014-03-07T00:17:05-05:00

What D.C. Schools are Doing Right – and How to Make it Better

By Valerie Strauss | Originally Published at Washington Post Answer Sheet. February 27, 2014 There is a lot to celebrate about the pre-kindergarten program in the D.C. public schools. In fact, some aspects of the program are so strong that school officials would be smart to borrow [...]

What D.C. Schools are Doing Right – and How to Make it Better2016-11-29T17:38:13-05:00

How Not to Panic When Your Toddler Sounds a Little Racist

Generic image | THINKSTOCK By Jenée Desmond-Harris | Originally Published at The Root. February 26 2014 1:00 AMRace Manners: My white preschooler thinks she should do what “kids that are the same color” do at lunch. Help! “My 3-year-old daughter attends preschool at a public charter in [...]

How Not to Panic When Your Toddler Sounds a Little Racist2016-11-29T17:38:14-05:00

Tennessee Education Report; A Broader, Bolder Score Report

By Andy Spears | Originally Published at Tennessee Education Report. January 27, 2014 Today, newly-formed education advocacy group TREE (Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence) hosted a presentation by Elaine Weiss of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education. Weiss discussed recent Tennessee education policy in the context of the [...]

Tennessee Education Report; A Broader, Bolder Score Report2016-11-29T17:38:20-05:00

Education on the Move

The perpetual question is when is progress progressive. When is a following a trend to an earnest desire to bend? Intellectually we know that nothing happens in an instant. Change, while constant, is incremental. There is a need for constant vigilance. So we ask, who can we [...]

Education on the Move2016-11-29T17:38:20-05:00

Newark Still Not Making Progress Serving Children With Disabilities

By | Originally Published at Education Justice. January 14, 2014 Nearly two years since the Newark Public Schools (NPS) agreed to a court-ordered Settlement to improve the delivery of special education services, the latest compliance report filed by NPS shows little progress in meeting deadlines for serving [...]

Newark Still Not Making Progress Serving Children With Disabilities2016-11-29T17:38:21-05:00

Give Childhood Back To Children: If We Want Our Offspring To Have Happy, Productive And Moral Lives, We Must Allow More Time For Play, Not Less

By Peter Gray | Originally Published at Independent Voices. January 2, 2014 Because students spend nearly all of their time studying, they have little opportunity to be creative or discover their own passions I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. [...]

Give Childhood Back To Children: If We Want Our Offspring To Have Happy, Productive And Moral Lives, We Must Allow More Time For Play, Not Less2016-11-29T17:38:22-05:00

Youth Suicide; Look What We Have Done to Our Young

Introductory Essay By Betsy L. Angert | Originally Published at EmpathyEducates. December 22, 2013 For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. Approximately 4600 young lives are lost each year. A nationwide survey of youth in grades 9–12 [...]

Youth Suicide; Look What We Have Done to Our Young2016-11-29T17:38:23-05:00

Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development

Photograph; The study shows that by age 4, children in families living with incomes under 200 percent of the federal poverty line have less gray matter — brain tissue critical for processing of information and execution of actions — than kids growing up in families with higher [...]

Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development2016-11-29T17:38:27-05:00