Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
Palmer Park Preparatory Academy
In some cases, it might take a real emergency to try something radically new. Stephen Sawchuk’s article in EdWeek explores how a Detroit middle school has transitioned to a teacher-led school, step by step. At Palmer Park Preparatory Academy, teachers are gradually assuming administrative duties to become the city’s first teacher-led school. An extended day, [...]