Mother, twin boys, and little girl smiling

Margaret McMullen 2007

Education Blog - November 17, 2016

Let’s Be Happy!

The past week has been an emotional roller coaster for many of us. As I started thinking about my feelings, I couldn’t help but to think about how my children must have been feeling this past week as well.  As a result, my goal for this week is to try and focus on being happy and displaying a positive attitude for them.

Elementary age Native American boy  in ceremonial dress dancing

Education Blog - November 08, 2016

Celebrate the Forgotten Voice

November is recognized as National American Indian Heritage Month but many schools fail to even mention this to our children.  There are things we can do as parents to help educate our children. If we all work to continue to support and broaden the understanding of differences with our children, it will help aid them in becoming the global-minded young adults they need to be successful in today’s society.

People looking at merchandise on a table

Stan Jastrzebski

Education Blog - May 26, 2015

The Stuff of Students

The end of the school year means the cleaning out of cubbies, and lockers... and dorm rooms and apartments. Fortunately, many students no longer bring their stuff straight to the Dumpster.

students writing on board with sparkles

Education Blog - May 04, 2015

Teaching students how to learn

Everyone has a pet theory on how to improve public education: more money, better curriculum, testing for accountability, teacher incentives, technology. But those who study the brain have their own ideas for improving how kids learn: focus on teaching kids how to learn.

Graphic promoting npr Ed's "Fifty Great Teachers" feature.


Education Blog - April 27, 2015

Teaching Our Children Well

If we’re lucky, we go through our school years having one, maybe two – possibly more! - teachers whose positive influence changed, or helped change, the trajectory of our lives. 

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the ESEA in 1965 with Kate Deadrich Loney, his first schoolteacher.

Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Presidential Library

Education Blog - April 13, 2015

Changes to ‘No Child Left Behind’

On April 14, U.S. Senators began working out details of an update to the No Child Left Behind education law.

A baby watching a magic trick with a ball.

Len Turner, Dave Schmelick and Deirdre Hammer/Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications

Education Blog - April 06, 2015

Magic Moments

What can babies learn from magic tricks?

Students sitting with a teacher at a table.

Courtesy Clevis Harrison

Education Blog - March 16, 2015

Education vs Poverty: 180 Days: Hartsville

For the first time in 50 years, the majority of students attending public schools live in poverty. How can schools serving low-income students help them thrive?

LA Johnson/NPR

Education Blog - March 09, 2015

5 lessons education research taught us in 2014

NPR Ed compiled a summary of some of what we learned from the ivory tower in 2014, including what’s the best way to teach math to struggling first graders.

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