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How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

| October 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Administrators, educators and students are discovering ways to include students in the programs that affect them most. Some programs help students speak directly to the people in charge.

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How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

| October 10, 2014 | 88 Comments

The Fairhaven School, which opened its doors in 1998, has no tests or grades, and no assigned homework. Its goal is to help students develop two core traits: agency and autonomy.

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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health

| October 7, 2014

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation’s pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

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How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals

How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals

| October 1, 2014 | 9 Comments

Investing in just one staff person to help students identify their aspirations and pave the way for them to reach those goals can have a big effect on a high school.

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With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

| September 23, 2014

A non-profit is offering a $15 million dollar prize to the private technology company that can develop a free, open-source scaleable software that children around the world can use to teach themselves reading and math.

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Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

| September 22, 2014 | 8 Comments

Despite the focus on specialization, there’s still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.

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Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership

Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership

| September 18, 2014

Parent-teacher conferences are a great time for the adults in a child’s life to get on the same page about the student’s educational journey at school and at home.

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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

| September 15, 2014 | 27 Comments

Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how “academic diligence” features in later life success.

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What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain?

What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain?

| September 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

Reading can feel like decoding to some students – learn why.

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A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

| September 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

A glimpse inside the education of two “unschooled” boys.

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