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  1. Sticky Thread U.S. News' Best High Schools for 2014

    For its 2014 Best High School Rankings, U.S News & World Report teamed up with the American Institutes for Research to analyze over 19,000 schools...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-23-2014 09:02 PM
    best high schools, education, us news
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    04-23-2014 09:23 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread The 50 Most Expensive Private High Schools In America

    From Business Insider by Melissa Stanger and Peter Jacobs: With the start of the new school year comes an inevitable rise in tuition —and we're not...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-05-2013 09:23 AM
    education, high schools, private high schools, private schools
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  3. Sticky Thread The Washington Post 2012 Rankings of America's Most Challenging High Schools

    From the Washington Post by Jay Mathews: The Challenge Index uses a measure of college-level test participation simple enough for readers to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-21-2012 12:02 PM
    best high schools, education, high school challenge index, high schools, jay mathews
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    07-01-2013 10:56 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread U.S. News Ranks Nation's Best High Schools for 2013

    For its fifth edition of the Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-26-2013 12:20 PM
    best high schools, education, us news
    • Replies: 1
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    04-26-2013 12:36 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Best STEM/Science and Math High Schools (U.S. News & World Report)

    To determine the top science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) schools, U.S. News looked at the top 500 public schools from its latest Best...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-30-2012 12:43 PM
    best high schools, best stem high schools, education, us news
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  6. Sticky Thread Newsweek Ranks America's Best High Schools - 2012

    From Newsweek: This year, our ranking highlights the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation—the ones that have proven to be the most...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-22-2012 04:07 PM
    best high schools, education, newsweek
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  7. Sticky Thread U.S. News Ranks Nation's Best High Schools for 2012

    To help guide you through the universe of public high schools, U.S. News today released the fourth edition of the Best High Schools rankings. To...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-08-2012 10:26 AM
    best high schools, education, high schools, us news
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    05-09-2012 09:44 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Resources for Admissions Test Prep

    With all the discussions and alphabet soup thrown around for G&T and private school testing, we decided to create a resource page for admissions test...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-30-2010 10:56 AM
    admissions, brsa, erb, games, isee, olsat, ssat, stanford binet, test prep, workbooks, wppsi
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    09-30-2010 10:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Tips on How Long an Essay for Private School Application Should Be

    After listening to Kim Hamer's audio interview with Christina Simon, author of Beyond the Brochure: An Insider's Guide to Private Elementary Schools...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-17-2010 12:19 PM
    application process
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  10. Sticky Thread Jen Wana: Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

    Having gone through the preschool admissions process ourselves not so long ago, we understand the angst that many parents feel this time of year....

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-10-2010 11:14 AM
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  1. Remaining Elite, Ensuring Diversity: Boston, Chicago & New York Wrestle with Admissions to Special High Schools

    From Gotham Gazette by Katrina Shakarian: In New York City they're specialized high schools, in Boston exam schools, and in Chicago they're known as...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-24-2014 07:45 PM
    chicago, chicago selective enrollment high schools, new york, nyc specialized high schools
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  2. Successful Student's 26 Best Private Schools for 2014

    Successful Student recently ranked its 26 best private schools of 2014. Although some of the schools start at lower grades, the list is focused...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-26-2014 08:05 AM
    independent schools
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  3. 'Grit' May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: Inventor Thomas A. Edison once famously said, "Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration."...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-02-2014 08:08 PM
    education
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  4. Little Children, Especially Girls, Withhold Friendship as a Weapon

    From WSJ.com by Sumathi Reddy: Children still in kindergarten or even younger form cliques and intentionally exclude others, say psychologists and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-27-2014 09:28 PM
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  5. Illinois gets permission from the feds to apply different standards for students from different backgrounds

    From Chicago Tribune by Diane Rado: Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-15-2014 03:33 PM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, illinois
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    05-15-2014 03:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Great Schools/Relativity Studios National Contest: One Public, Charter or Accredited K-12 Will Win $100,000

    Great Schools and Relativity Studios is sponsoring a contest where schools can enter to vote on the best poster for the new film, Earth To Echo. The...

    Started by Christina, 05-12-2014 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  7. API school test scores expected to vanish in California for 2 years — maybe forever

    From L.A. Daily News by Rob Kuznia: Real estate agents use them to tout the desirability of neighborhoods. Parents monitor them to choose schools....

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-24-2014 04:39 PM
    california, california api scores, education
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  8. Growing Pains for Rocketship Education's Blended-Learning Juggernaut

    From Education Week by Benjamin Herold: One classroom, 109 children. For the next 40 minutes, half the 4th graders here at Rocketship Sí Se Puede...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-21-2014 08:48 AM
    education, rocketship education
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  9. Number of major math changes for California students

    From S.F. Gate by Jill Tucker: Math is getting a major makeover. By fall, traditional textbooks mostly will be tossed aside in California...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-09-2014 09:57 AM
    california, education
    • Replies: 0
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    01-09-2014 09:57 AM Go to last post
  10. For Students of Color, Attending Elite Independent Schools Can Be a Rocky Educational Journey

    From the Atlantic by Judith Ohikuare: Dalton is a prestigious, decades-old, K-12 prep school on New York City’s Upper East Side that filters its...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-18-2013 10:41 AM
    diversity, education
    • Replies: 0
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    12-18-2013 10:41 AM Go to last post
  11. U.S. Student Achievement Stalls as Other Nations Make Gains in PISA

    From Education Week by Liana Heitlin: U.S. performance in reading, math, and science has remained stagnant since 2009 as other nations have plowed...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-03-2013 10:02 AM
    education, pisa
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  12. Prep Schools Increasingly Target Grandparents for Donations

    From WSJ.com by Jennifer Levitz: At the Millbrook School's grandparents day last month, 71-year-old Matt Filler attended classes with his...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-02-2013 11:35 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
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  13. 3 Types of Private School Admissions Directors You'll Meet

    I wrote this piece for Elizabeth Street since private school admissions directors aren't all alike. --Christina (Beyond The Brochure) ...

    Started by Christina, 11-08-2013 10:18 AM
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    11-08-2013 10:18 AM Go to last post
  14. California students post top test-score gains

    From S.F. Gate by Jill Tucker: California students posted the biggest gains on a national standardized test last year, placing the state in the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-08-2013 08:53 AM
    california, education
    • Replies: 0
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    11-08-2013 08:53 AM Go to last post
  15. Top authors — including Maya Angelou — urge Obama to curb standardized testing

    From Washington Post by Valerie Strauss: More than 120 authors and illustrators of books for children — including Maya Angelou, Judy Blume and Jane...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-22-2013 10:49 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
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  16. Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

    From N.Y. Times by Motoki Rich: Nearly two decades ago, a landmark study found that by age 3, the children of wealthier professionals have heard...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-22-2013 10:35 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
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  17. Study: Poor children are now the majority in American public schools in South, West

    From Washington Post by Lyndsey Layton: A majority of students in public schools throughout the American South and West are low-income for the first...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-17-2013 09:48 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
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  18. Parents Press for Attention to Programs for Gifted Students

    From Education Week by Nora Fleming: From court cases and legislative lobbying to their own fundraising campaigns, parents are putting pressure on...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-09-2013 10:13 AM
    education, gifted and talented
    • Replies: 0
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    10-09-2013 10:13 AM Go to last post
  19. Applying To American Private Schools From Outside The U.S. Isn't As Daunting As It Seems on Elizabeth Street

    I co-wrote this piece with Sandy Eiges, LA School Scout, and a relocation expert. --Christina ...

    Started by Christina, 09-25-2013 01:55 PM
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    09-25-2013 01:55 PM Go to last post
  20. Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

    From N.Y. Times by Jennifer Kahn: One day last spring, James Wade sat cross-legged on the carpet and called his kindergarten class to order. Lanky...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-16-2013 10:30 AM
    education, emotional intelligence
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 488
    09-16-2013 10:30 AM Go to last post

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