“Keeping a child who can do sixth-grade work in a second-grade classroom is not saving that student’s childhood but is instead robbing that child of the desire to learn,” writes Ellen Winner, Professor and Chair of psychology at Boston College in her book, Gifted Children: Myths and Realities. According to a National Teacher Survey on […]Read More...
June 28th, 2016
Posted in Curriculum Advances
In a previous Look Into Education blog, we discussed the demand in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs and the increase in educational programs to prepare students to fill these positions. That is, with the exception of computer sciences. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, computer science is the only STEM field […]Read More...
March 1st, 2016
How do you as an educator, determine if your student is “future ready”? In May, Achieve, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education reform organization, released the first “Proficient vs. Prepared” report. The analysis identified discrepancies between student proficiency rates reported by state tests and those reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – otherwise known […]Read More...
February 29th, 2016
According to a 2014 survey done by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, one third of students in grades 3-5 and nearly one third of students in grades 6-12 say that they use a mobile device provided by their school to support schoolwork. Additionally, over a period of four years the percent of middle […]Read More...
January 12th, 2016
When it comes to something as fundamental as whether schools in Missouri and across America should change length of the school day and/or year, opinions tend to be strong and vary widely. Some have been making a case for extending school days and year-round-education for a decade or more, claiming that the current system is […]Read More...
June 16th, 2015
No subject in education captures as much attention or triggers as much interest — across students, families, teachers and principals — as the promise of blended learning. Researchers Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn define blended learning as “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of […]Read More...
April 9th, 2015