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Tips for Mid Terms - They’re Just  Around the Corner

Tips for Mid Terms - They’re Just Around the Corner

Second semester is in full swing, and believe it or not, midterms are right around the corner. Many students can feel extremely pressured right about now, especially when their test-taking anxiety sets in. continue reading »

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS -SELLING KIDS SHORT: A broken education system threatens America’s growth

A good education is the lifeblood of the American dream. For millions of young Americans, that dream is now in jeopardy because the education system is failing them. continue reading »

Race to the Top Commencement Challenge: Calling High Schools - Deadline 2/25 (VIDEO)

Race to the Top Commencement Challenge: Calling High Schools - Deadline 2/25 (VIDEO)

Today, the President launched his second annual Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. The 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge invites public high schools across the country continue reading »

Challenging Routines and Beliefs

Challenging Routines and Beliefs

It is very easy to get caught up in the rhythms of our day. We get comfortable with the requirements of home and work, family and friends continue reading »

Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools

Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools

Across the country, states and school districts are focusing on turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools. continue reading »

Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21Century- Harvard Study

Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21Century- Harvard Study

The American system for preparing young people to lead productive and prosperous lives as adults is clearly badly broken. continue reading »

Tips for Applying for Student Financial Aid

Tips for Applying for Student Financial Aid

It's probably the first test for many going off to college, and they take it without setting foot inside a classroom. Unfortunately for some, they don't always get an A. continue reading »

MassMutual Scholars Program Enters Third Year of Helping Multicultural College Students

MassMutual Scholars Program Enters Third Year of Helping Multicultural College Students

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) will offer $5,000 college scholarships to high-achieving students for its third straight year. The company's annual MassMutual Scholars Program offers a total of $135,000 to college students of African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent residing or going to school in nine metropolitan areas across the country. continue reading »

Playing Games

Playing Games

My children learned basic math by playing Bunco with my mother. They perfected their math skills by betting buttons in family poker games, and they learned the combinations of all number and face cards that add up to 15 by playing Cribbage. continue reading »

Reflections on the State of the Union: Rebuilding America, One Student At A Time

Reflections on the State of the Union: Rebuilding America, One Student At A Time

Like millions of Americans, I watched President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday. I watched it particularly with hopes that his words and vision would speak directly to me and to the ninth graders I teach every day at Manual Arts High School in South Central Los Angeles. continue reading »

Hispanic Students in Florida Score Higher on Science Tests

Hispanic Students in Florida Score Higher on Science Tests

In Florida, most students received below average scores on the national science test, yet the Hispanic students scored higher than the national average. continue reading »

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Release of the NAEP Science Report Card

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Release of the NAEP Science Report Card

"The results released today show that our nation's students aren't learning at a rate that will maintain America's role as an international leader in the sciences. When only 1 or 2 percent of children score at the advanced levels on NAEP, the next generation will not be ready to be world-class inventors, doctors, and engineers. continue reading »

“Interesting Things” for ESL Students - Quizzes, Word games, Word Puzzles and More

“Interesting Things” for ESL Students - Quizzes, Word games, Word Puzzles and More

Interesting Things for ESL Students. There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, vocabulary study, pronunciation practice, listening practice and many other things. continue reading »

US Dept of Ed - New Resource for Online Education Communities

US Dept of Ed - New Resource for Online Education Communities

Children's literature, rocketry, engineering, artists, government, boomtowns, consumers, and conservation are the focus of new resources at FREE, the website that makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government: continue reading »

When is work play?

When is work play?

When my oldest daughter, now a teacher in Nevada, was young she rode horses. We lived far from the barn and so she didn’t get to go to the barn everyday but only a few times each week. So when she did get to the barn she gave it her all. continue reading »