Leaders who demonstrate a continual desire to learn and connect whenever possible help set a precedence of transparency and innovation in a school’s culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite the focus on specialization, there’s still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.
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.
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.
Reading can feel like decoding to some students – learn why.
A glimpse inside the education of two “unschooled” boys.