May 23rd, 2014
A new report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) examines the impact that learning and attention issues have on millions of children and young adults...Read more
May 9th, 2014
If you’re attending the annual convention of the International Reading Association in New Orleans this weekend (May 9-12), you may be overwhelmed by the possibilities—so...Read more
May 2nd, 2014
According to Peter DeWitt and other educators, “learning styles” are a myth. No more distinguishing between auditory and visual learners. Children learn best, brain...Read more
April 25th, 2014
It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty," and 60 years since Brown v.
April 14th, 2014
As calls for universal preschool continue around the country, so do debates about its efficacy. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledges that the additional 21...Read more
April 2nd, 2014
The title seems like an oxymoron. But my home state has more than its share of poets.
For starters, there's Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Dorothy Parker...Read more
March 27th, 2014
There's a big difference between normal, everyday stress, which can build resilience in a child, and "toxic stress," which often stems from abuse, neglect, and family...Read more
March 11th, 2014
If you took the SATs before that crazy 2,400 system, you probably should have gotten a 1,600. Congratulations if you actually did.
I know that I should...Read more
February 21st, 2014
When I was in sixth grade, my older brother handed me a paperback book. I don’t remember what he said, but I knew by the look on his face that I had to read it.
January 31st, 2014
At age 5, Idris Brewster and his best friend, Seun Summers (shown here, left to right), were accepted at the Dalton School in New York City.