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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: 18,901
    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: 12,016
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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 11:02 AM
    best high schools, education, high school challenge index, high schools, jay mathews
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 17,652
    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: 6,805
    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: 10,783
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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 03:07 PM
    best high schools, education, newsweek
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 12,216
    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: 15,591
    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: 59,213
    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: 14,506
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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 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 18,883
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  1. 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 12:55 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,152
    09-25-2013 12:55 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 09:30 AM
    education, emotional intelligence
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 6,857
    09-16-2013 09:30 AM Go to last post
  3. Which City Boasts The Highest Private Elementary School Tuition?

    Curious to know which cities have the most expensive private elementary schools? See more at Elizabeth Street.

    Started by Christina, 09-12-2013 06:40 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,591
    09-12-2013 06:40 AM Go to last post
  4. Growing income achievement gap overshadows race

    From Hechinger Report by Sarah Garland: On a weekday afternoon in July, Jessica Klaitman pulled her 16-month-old daughter Hannah out of a stroller...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-10-2013 10:46 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
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    09-10-2013 10:46 AM Go to last post
  5. If You Send Your Kid to a Failing School, You are a Bad Person

    From National Review Online by Michael J. Petrilli: A manifesto in response to Allison Benedikt's article "If You Send Your Kid to Private School,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-05-2013 08:54 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,022
    09-05-2013 08:54 AM Go to last post
  6. ‘Sesame Street’ Widens Its Focus

    From N.Y. Times by Elizabeth Jensen: On “Sesame Street,” a distressed cow has a big problem. She made it up the stairs to the beauty parlor but now,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-03-2013 01:42 PM
    education, sesame street
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 7,850
    09-03-2013 01:42 PM Go to last post
  7. At Charter Schools, Short Teaching Careers by Choice

    From N.Y. Times by Motoko Rich: Tyler Dowdy just started his third year of teaching at YES Prep West, a charter school here. He figures now is a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-27-2013 11:14 AM
    charter schools, education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,029
    08-27-2013 11:14 AM Go to last post
  8. USC 2013 School Performance Dashboard's Best Charter Schools in California

    University of Southern California recently released its seventh annual School Performance Dashboard for 2013 ranking the best charter schools in...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-26-2013 09:21 AM
    california
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,290
    08-26-2013 09:21 AM Go to last post
  9. Siblings' Disabilities Linked to Academic Troubles for Brothers, Sisters

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: While schools are required to provide academic support for students with disabilities, a new study suggests...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-23-2013 09:36 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 974
    08-23-2013 09:36 AM Go to last post
  10. An Extra Hour of TV Beyond Recommendations Diminishes Toddlers' Vocabulary and Math Skills

    From Science Daily:Every hourly increase in daily television watching at 29 months of age is associated with diminished vocabulary and math skills,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-21-2013 09:37 AM
    education, tv
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 968
    08-21-2013 09:37 AM Go to last post
  11. Middle-Class Kids Benefit from 'Pushing' for Teacher Help, Research Suggests

    From Inside School Research by Sarah D. Sparks: There's a fine line between being persistent in asking for help and being pushy and entitled, but a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-20-2013 01:08 PM
    education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 958
    08-20-2013 01:08 PM Go to last post
  12. Parents Support Low- and High-Achieving Children Differently

    From Inside School Research by Sarah D. Sparks: Parents direct more academic and homework help to their children who struggle in the early years of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-19-2013 09:59 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 814
    08-19-2013 09:59 AM Go to last post
  13. California sees a surprise drop in student test scores

    From L.A. Times by Teresa Watanabe: For the first time in a decade, California standardized test scores in English and math slipped this year,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-09-2013 10:47 AM
    california
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 937
    08-09-2013 10:47 AM Go to last post
  14. Public school supporter Matt Damon admits he sends his kids to PRIVATE schools because they are more 'progressive'

    From Daily Mail UK by James Nye: Matt Damon will speak passionately in support of America's public school system and their teachers - but he won't...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-07-2013 09:44 AM
    matt damon
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,358
    08-07-2013 09:44 AM Go to last post
  15. Secure Financial Aid For Private Elementary School: 7 Tips on Elizabeth Street

    Every year families who apply get financial aid. If you need it, why shouldn't you be one of those lucky families? ...

    Started by Christina, 07-22-2013 07:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,986
    07-22-2013 07:18 AM Go to last post
  16. Federal Research Suggests New Approach to Teaching Fractions

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: There are some basic properties of numbers any 3rd grader can tell you: Each number is represented by a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-19-2013 09:39 AM
    education, mathematics
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,630
    07-19-2013 09:39 AM Go to last post
  17. House Passes Partisan NCLB Rewrite, But Rocky Road Still Ahead

    From Education Week by Alyson Klein: After two days of partisan debate on an issue that used to bring Democrats and Republicans together in a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-19-2013 09:36 AM
    education, nclb
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 737
    07-19-2013 09:36 AM Go to last post
  18. Five Ways To Get A Head Start On The Private Elementary School Admissions Process on Elizabeth Street

    Here are my tips you can do now to save time in the fall, when private school admissions season starts--Christina Simon ...

    Started by Christina, 07-17-2013 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,907
    07-17-2013 02:44 PM Go to last post
  19. Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity

    From N.Y. Times by Douglas Quenqua: A gift for spatial reasoning — the kind that may inspire an imaginative child to dismantle a clock or the family...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-17-2013 08:29 AM
    creativity
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,144
    07-17-2013 08:29 AM Go to last post
  20. Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor in Classroom

    From N.Y. Times by Vivian Yee: It was once common for elementary-school teachers to arrange their classrooms by ability, placing the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-10-2013 08:17 AM
    education
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,945
    07-01-2013 09:18 AM Go to last post

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