Beyond the Reading Wars: How the Science of Reading Can Improve Literacy
A scientific report emphasizes the importance of teaching phonics in establishing fundamental reading skills in early childhood.
We Should Teach All Students, in Every Discipline, to Think Like Scientists
If knowledge is power, scientists should easily be able to influence the behavior of others and world events. Researchers spend their entire careers discovering new knowledge—from a single cell to the whole human, from an
School’s still in. Here’s how to help kids get through to the end.
Down in her room on the first floor at Benjamin Banneker Middle School, Clara McDonald might be speedily tossing a bean bag around with her sixth-graders over the next few weeks. And they’ll probably be
Psychology and Free Speech
It’s difficult to determine when discussions of controversial topics became known as hate speech on college campuses across the country. But the metamorphosis has taken place all around us, and the costs are undeniable. Open
Why it’s ridiculous that high schools start so early in the morning
According to the National Sleep Foundation and a grass-roots coalition called Start School Later: Biological sleep patterns shift as children grow up, and it is natural for teens to find it difficult to fall asleep before
Should twins be taught separately?
Should twins automatically be put in different classes at school? New research suggests not. A study from Goldsmiths, University of London, finds no strong evidence that putting twins into different classes at school is better