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School reforms that actually work

Leadership, instructional guidance and a willingness to innovate are some of the components of successful school reforms, Gary Ravani, veteran teacher and president of the California Federation of Teachers’ Early Childhood/K-12 Council, writes in this blog post. Here, he profiles what works in school reform.

St. Paul school district weighs later start for high-schoolers

High-school students in some Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming schools with later start times had better test scores, grades, attendance, and lower rates of depression, according to a University of Minnesota report. The data are part of what is driving a Minnesota district to reconsider existing start times for its high schools.

Best Decorated Classroom Contest

Teachers! Submit a photo collage of your back-to-school classroom decorations and win $100, $75 or $50 gift card for back to school supplies.

Good questions outrank easy answers.

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Paul Samuelson

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Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

This article explores whether students should receive trophies for participating in sports and other activities, calling on psychology professors to offer their opinions. Critics say trophies should be given for something, even if it’s displaying a positive team attitude. Supporters say there’s no evidence that the practice is harmful.

Foundation seeks to increase family engagement in schools

This Is How Much It Costs To Raise A Child In The U.S.

Going To A For-Profit College Won't Help You Get Hired

ATTN: TEACHERS!
Submissions open for our “Best Decorated Classroom Teacher Contest." Simple to enter and teachers can win $100, $75 and $50 gift cards to Staples for the most creative classroom decorations.
View last year’s winning submissions!

ATTN: TEACHERS!

Submissions open for our “Best Decorated Classroom Teacher Contest." Simple to enter and teachers can win $100, $75 and $50 gift cards to Staples for the most creative classroom decorations.

View last year’s winning submissions!

How schools’ delayed start in Ferguson is affecting kids