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Student ‘grit’ researcher awarded ‘genius grant’

Tyler Reed September 25th, 2013

Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania widely known for research into the importance of student self control and "grit," was awarded a...

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Voyager 1: A moment to be in awe of science and math

Tyler Reed September 24th, 2013

Earlier this month, NASA announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft (launched back in 1977, before I was born) had left the solar system, becoming the first probe to ever...

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Screen time for babies? Debating the pros and cons

Tyler Reed September 12th, 2013

Don't miss The Atlantic's new education channel! There's already some interesting stuff to check out, including this essay that weighs the pros and cons of exposing very...

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Books and resources to help children learn about 9/11

Tyler Reed September 11th, 2013

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. For most adults, it’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since that terrible day. For some older kids,...

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Video: What do the Common Core State Standards mean to you?

Tyler Reed September 10th, 2013

You might have seen a recent poll that showed only about a third of all Americans had heard of the Common Core standards.

Here's what happened when we went to the...

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Why do people think math is the most valuable school subject?

Tyler Reed September 9th, 2013

Here's a fun game for a Monday afternoon: Come up with your best explanation for the results of this Gallup poll!

Quote: The warping effects of repeated failure

Tyler Reed August 29th, 2013

This quote is pulled from a thought-provoking article in this month's Harpers (subscription required) about the logic of requiring high school students to take Algebra II...

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Poll: Only 38 percent of Americans have heard of the Common Core standards

Tyler Reed August 27th, 2013

Fewer than 40 percent of Americans polled here say they've heard of the Common Core State Standards.

Is this surprising to you?


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Overcoming the ‘Matthew effect’ in reading

Tyler Reed August 19th, 2013

To me, one of the most interesting (and also maddening) things about the way humans learn to read is how, for learners, reading is both the goal AND the process.


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Bob Krech: Use Harry Potter to start conversations about numbers

Tyler Reed August 14th, 2013

Bob Krech is an incredible math teacher from New Jersey. Here, he shares a strategy for encouraging students to talk about the character traits of numbers -- a key skill...

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