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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
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    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
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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: 27,127
    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
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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
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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 09:26 AM
    best high schools, education, high schools, us news
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    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: 70,383
    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
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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
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    • Views: 26,664
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  1. 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
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  2. 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
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    • Views: 2,462
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  3. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,631
    07-01-2013 09:18 AM Go to last post
  4. Elite America's Summer Preschool Madness in The Daily Beast/Newsweek


    Started by Christina, 06-22-2013 07:43 PM
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  5. Obama Promises to Have High-Speed Internet in Most Schools in 5 Years

    From N.Y. Times by Jackie Calmes and Edward Wyatt: President Obama visited an innovative middle school in central North Carolina on Thursday to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-07-2013 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,370
    06-07-2013 11:20 AM Go to last post
  6. Senator Tom Harkin Introduces Bill to Alter Bush-Era Education Law And Give States More Room

    From N.Y. Times by Motoko Rich: Renewing the effort to revise No Child Left Behind, the signature Bush-era federal education law, Senator Tom...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-05-2013 09:32 AM
    education, nclb
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,304
    06-05-2013 09:32 AM Go to last post
  7. Teenagers Are Wired for Peer Approval, Study Says

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: It's true: Adolescents really do want to jump off a bridge just because their friends are doing it. But new...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-29-2013 10:57 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,087
    05-29-2013 10:57 AM Go to last post
  8. Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch in NYC

    Zachary is a fourth grader at a large New York City public elementary school. Each day, he reads the Department of Education lunch menu online to see...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-10-2013 09:46 AM
    new york, nyc public, nyc public school lunch
    • Replies: 0
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  9. Smartphones a Standard for Majority of Students by High School, Survey Finds

    From Education Week by Sean Cavanagh: A new nationwide survey reveals the extent to which mobile devices have become an inextricable part of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-02-2013 12:33 PM
    education, technology
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,279
    05-02-2013 12:33 PM Go to last post
  10. National Teacher of the Year Noted for Robotics, Resourcefulness

    From Education Week by Liana Heitin: On Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama presented Jeffrey Charbonneau of Zillah, Wash., with the 63rd...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-24-2013 10:35 AM
    education, national teacher of the year
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,407
    04-24-2013 10:35 AM Go to last post
  11. Phillips Andover's Vote on School President Stirs Debate on Girls as Leaders

    From N.Y. Times by Katharine Q. Seelye: When the elite Phillips Academy here went coed in 1973, some worried that women would quickly take over this...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-12-2013 11:17 AM
    phillips academy andover
    • Replies: 0
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    04-12-2013 11:17 AM Go to last post
  12. Qualified Math Teachers Elusive for Struggling Students, Studies Find

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: In many schools in the United States, students struggling the most in mathematics at the start of high...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-11-2013 10:47 AM
    education, math
    • Replies: 0
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    04-11-2013 10:47 AM Go to last post
  13. Paying for universal preschool with a $1 a pack cigarette tax

    From Washington Post by Lyndsey Layton: President Obama’s plan to pay for universal preschool for 4-year-olds by doubling the federal tax on...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-11-2013 10:36 AM
    education, obama, universal preschool
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,159
    04-11-2013 10:36 AM Go to last post
  14. More Teachers Group Students by Ability

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: After being condemned as discriminatory in the 1990s, grouping students by academic ability seems to be back...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-02-2013 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 8,608
    04-02-2013 10:20 AM Go to last post
  15. High School Awkwardness Lingers A Decade Later, Study Finds

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: Teenagers who have difficulty making and maintaining healthy friendships with peers at age 13 continue to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-01-2013 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,260
    04-01-2013 11:10 AM Go to last post
  16. A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

    From N.Y. Times by Alan Schwarz and Sarah Cohen: Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-01-2013 10:09 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,063
    04-01-2013 10:09 AM Go to last post
  17. California voters split on Jerry Brown school plans

    From L.A. Times by Michael J. Mishak: California voters have yet to strongly embrace Gov. Jerry Brown's controversial plan to shift money from rich...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-25-2013 10:09 AM
    california, jerry brown
    • Replies: 0
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    03-25-2013 10:09 AM Go to last post
  18. New California public school reading list includes LGBT-friendly books

    From L.A. Daily News by Zen Vuong: The California Department of Education this week released its latest list of recommended reading for K-12...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-21-2013 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,267
    03-21-2013 10:44 AM Go to last post
  19. Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

    From N.Y. Times Magazine by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman:Never before has the pressure to perform on high-stakes tests been so intense or meant so...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-18-2013 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,683
    03-18-2013 10:04 AM Go to last post
  20. Poor students with top grades and scores often do not consider top colleges

    From N.Y. Times by David Leonhardt:Most low-income students who have top test scores and grades do not even apply to the nation’s best colleges,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-18-2013 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,369
    03-18-2013 09:41 AM Go to last post

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