What Does It Mean To Be College Ready

As national education reforms continue to take shape, Montgomery County, Md., public schools are adopting a more rigorous curriculum and altering their definition of what it means to be “college ready.” For years, the district has held its Seven Keys to...

Teachers Are Evaluated By Student Test Scores

Members of United Teachers Los Angeles have approved a teacher-evaluation method based in part on students’ test scores. However, the deal limits the use of controversial value-added data and instead will measure teachers’ effectiveness based on raw state...

Student Resilience

Teaching students about how beliefs affect resilience to adversity can help students learn positive coping strategies to the challenges in life, social-emotional program developer Renee Jain writes in this blog post. For example, a resilient student thinks a bad grade...

What Does Music Do to Your Brain?

Laugh as you may, Barney the Dinosaur had more going on under that thick purple head of his than you thought. Turns out by using songs as a teaching method, he was tapping into a fundamental part of children’s brains that responds to melody and beat. By doing so, it...