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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 08:02 PM
    best high schools, education, us news
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 26,658
    04-23-2014 08:23 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 08:23 AM
    education, high schools, private high schools, private schools
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 19,422
    09-05-2013 08:23 AM Go to last post
  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 11:02 AM
    best high schools, education, high school challenge index, high schools, jay mathews
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 27,128
    07-01-2013 09:56 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 11:20 AM
    best high schools, education, us news
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 13,971
    04-26-2013 11:36 AM 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 11:43 AM
    best high schools, best stem high schools, education, us news
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 17,516
    05-30-2012 11:43 AM Go to last post
  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 03:07 PM
    best high schools, education, newsweek
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 19,767
    05-22-2012 03:07 PM Go to last post
  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 09:26 AM
    best high schools, education, high schools, us news
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 22,820
    05-09-2012 08:44 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 09:56 AM
    admissions, brsa, erb, games, isee, olsat, ssat, stanford binet, test prep, workbooks, wppsi
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 70,384
    09-30-2010 09:56 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 11:19 AM
    application process
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 21,766
    09-17-2010 11:19 AM Go to last post
  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 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 26,664
    09-10-2010 10:14 AM Go to last post
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  1. Survey: Teacher Job Satisfaction Hits a Low Point

    From Education Week by Liana Heitin: Teacher job satisfaction is at the lowest it's been in more than two decades, likely as a consequence—at least...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-07-2012 10:12 AM
    teacher evaluations, teacher ratings, teachers
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,377
    03-07-2012 10:12 AM Go to last post
  2. CBS 60 Minutes: Kindergarten "redshirting." What would you do?

    From CBS 60 Minutes: Here at Overtime, a lot of us thought "redshirting" was something that only happened to college athletes. Then we saw Morley...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-04-2012 07:29 PM
    kindergarten, redshirting
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 9,063
    03-04-2012 07:29 PM Go to last post
  3. I Was Home Schooled...and I Hated It by Christina Simon

    It’s incredibly difficult for me to observe the trend toward home schooling become increasingly more popular without wanting to scream at other moms...

    Started by Christina, 03-01-2012 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,547
    03-01-2012 12:02 PM Go to last post
  4. From the Boardroom to the Schoolroom: Dads Are Running PTAs

    I’m a contributor to the great site, Moms LA. I wrote this piece after reading a New York Times article on Sunday… An interesting article this...

    Started by Christina, 02-23-2012 06:34 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,470
    02-23-2012 06:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Bill Gates: Shaming Teachers Is Not The Solution

    From N.Y. Times: LAST week, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that teachers’ individual performance assessments could be made public. I have...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-23-2012 09:30 AM
    bill gates, education, teacher evaluations
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,110
    02-23-2012 09:30 AM Go to last post
  6. States Try to Fix Quirks in Teacher Evaluations

    From N.Y. Times by Jenny Anderson: Steve Ball, executive principal at the East Literature Magnet School in Nashville, arrived at an English class...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-20-2012 10:14 AM
    education, teacher evaluations
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,809
    02-20-2012 10:14 AM Go to last post
  7. Girls Like Biology, Boys Like Physics? AP Data Hint at Preferences

    From Curriculum Matters by Erik Robelen: We all have our stereotypes about which subjects appeal more to girls or boys. Well, in perusing a new...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-16-2012 10:28 AM
    advanced placement, education, gender differences
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,774
    02-16-2012 10:28 AM Go to last post
  8. An Evaluation Architect Says Teaching Is Hard, but Assessing It Shouldn't Be

    From N.Y. Times by Theodoric Meyer:Sixteen years ago, Charlotte Danielson, an Oxford-trained economist, developed a description of good teaching that...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-16-2012 09:35 AM
    education, teacher evaluations, teacher ratings
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,374
    02-16-2012 09:35 AM Go to last post
  9. A Look at Obama’s Education Record

    From Education Next by Michael Petrelli and Tyson Eberhardt: We are now entering the fourth and final year of the first term of the Obama...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-14-2012 10:17 AM
    arne duncan, education, obama
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 18,566
    02-14-2012 10:17 AM Go to last post
  10. Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

    From Psychology Today by Michael Michalko: 1. You are creative. The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist....

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-14-2012 10:11 AM
    creativity, education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,928
    02-14-2012 10:11 AM Go to last post
  11. Seven Myths About How Students Learn

    From Independent Curriculum Group, an organization of select leading private college preparatory schools around the country: Will Rogers once said,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-14-2012 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,153
    02-14-2012 10:02 AM Go to last post
  12. Data Tools Aim to Predict Student Performance

    From Digital Directions by Michelle R. Davis: Education leaders in North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district are scrutinizing the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-13-2012 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,502
    02-13-2012 10:40 AM Go to last post
  13. Mooresville School District's Shining Example Shows It’s Not Just About the Laptops

    From N.Y. Times by Alan Schwarz: Sixty educators from across the nation roamed the halls and ringed the rooms of East Mooresville Intermediate...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-13-2012 09:53 AM
    digital classroom, digital learning
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 17,525
    02-13-2012 09:53 AM Go to last post
  14. Trends in AP Test-Taking: Bonjour Geography, Adieu French

    From Curriculum Matters by Erik Robelen: Question: What do geography, Chinese language and culture, computer science, world history, and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-10-2012 10:15 AM
    advanced placement, ap courses, education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,128
    02-10-2012 10:15 AM Go to last post
  15. Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say

    From N.Y. Times by Sabrina Tavernise: Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-10-2012 09:37 AM
    education, income gap
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,135
    02-10-2012 09:37 AM Go to last post
  16. Ten States Get NCLB Waivers, New Mexico Has to Wait

    From Politics K-12 by Michele McNeil: Ten of 11 states that applied for waivers from the No Chilld Left Behind Act have received that flexibility...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-09-2012 09:33 AM
    education, esea, nclb, no child left behind
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 7,759
    02-09-2012 09:33 AM Go to last post
  17. Good Parenting Lowers Obesity Risk in Kids, NYU Study Finds

    From DNAinfo.com by Mary Johnson: Teaching moms and dads how to be better parents could help stem the alarming rise in childhood obesity — even when...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-07-2012 08:44 AM
    childhood obesity, education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,228
    02-07-2012 08:44 AM Go to last post
  18. Karim Ani isn’t drinking the Khan-aid and asks some hard questions about Khan Academy

    From Mathalicious by Karim Ani:Over the past year, it’s become difficult to have a conversation about education and education reform without...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-06-2012 09:50 AM
    education, khan academy
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 19,593
    02-06-2012 09:50 AM Go to last post
  19. Criticizing (Common Criticisms of) Praise

    From Huffington Post by Alfie Kohn: Over the last few years I've had the odd experience of seeing my work cited with approval by people whose views...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-06-2012 09:26 AM
    alfie kohn, education, praise
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,371
    02-06-2012 09:26 AM Go to last post
  20. Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms?

    From L.A. Times by Michael Hiltzik: Something sounded familiar last week when I heard U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and FCC Chairman Julius...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-06-2012 09:12 AM
    education, technology
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,660
    02-06-2012 09:12 AM Go to last post

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