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  1. 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
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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: 58,851
    09-30-2010 09:56 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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
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    07-01-2013 09:56 AM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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
  9. 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
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  10. 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
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    04-23-2014 08:23 PM Go to last post
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  1. '21st Century Learning' Demands Mix of Abilities

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: The modern workplace and lifestyle demand that students balance cognitive, personal and interpersonal...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-11-2012 09:19 AM
    education
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  2. 'Bullying: Words Can Kill' - A CBS "48 Hours" special on bullying in the digital age

    Middle school can be a place for learning, discovery and friendships. But for some kids, it can also be a place of cruelty, loneliness and fear. ...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-19-2011 09:11 AM
    bullying, education
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  3. 'Cracking the Code' Wins 2011 Intel Science Talent Search for Math Whiz

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2011 – Honoring high school seniors with exceptional promise in math and science, Intel Corporation and Society for...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-16-2011 04:41 PM
    education, intel science
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  4. 'Curious George' Boosts Children's Science, Math Skills, Study Finds

    From Rules for Engagement by Nirvi Shah: Although he rarely says a thing, all of the silent wondering "What if?" by Curious George that leads to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-15-2012 09:00 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,686
    11-15-2012 09:00 AM Go to last post
  5. '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 07:08 PM
    education
    • Replies: 0
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    09-02-2014 07:08 PM Go to last post
  6. 'Immigrant Paradox' Stronger for Boys Than Girls

    This from the blog Learning the Language by Mary Ann Zehr:We see a fair bit of research these days showing boys are falling behind girls in achieving...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-15-2011 08:52 AM
    education, gender differences, gender gaps
    • Replies: 0
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    04-15-2011 08:52 AM Go to last post
  7. 'The Bully Project': Lee Hirsch Addresses Bullying In New Documentary

    From Huffington Post byAs a blizzard batters nowhere Iowa, a nowhere boy sits underground, remembering. While his classmates take the day free from...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-29-2011 09:46 AM
    bullying, education, education movie
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,832
    03-28-2012 09:02 AM Go to last post
  8. ‘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
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    09-03-2013 01:42 PM Go to last post
  9. 1 in 4 report bullying at Massachusetts schools

    From the Boston Globe by Kay Lazar:One-fourth of Massachusetts middle-schoolers and 16 percent of high school students report enduring bullying at...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-22-2011 10:15 AM
    bullying, education
    • Replies: 0
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    04-22-2011 10:15 AM Go to last post
  10. 12 States Get Failing Grades on Public School Policies From Advocacy Group StudentFirst

    From N.Y. Times by Motoko Rich: In just a few short years, state legislatures and education agencies across the country have sought to transform...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-07-2013 08:32 AM
    education, michelle rhee, studentsfirst
    • Replies: 0
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    01-07-2013 08:32 AM Go to last post
  11. 14 Educational iPhone Apps for Preschool Kids

    Parents of children ages 3 through 5 applying to gifted and talented or private schools may find these skill-building apps are a fun and useful way...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-29-2011 08:50 AM
    erb, erb test preparation, iphone apps, new york, nyc g&t, nyc private admissions, nyc public admissions, olsat, wisc, wppsi
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    07-29-2011 08:50 AM Go to last post
  12. 2011 National Teacher of the Year stresses the importance of making rigorous STEM instruction accessible

    From Education Week by Liana Heitin: Like every Teacher of the Year before her, Michelle Shearer will spend 12 months traveling around the country,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-13-2011 09:25 AM
    education, michelle shearer, stem
    • Replies: 0
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    10-13-2011 09:25 AM Go to last post
  13. 2012 ACT Results Show Most Students Still Not Ready for College

    From Education Week by Caralee J. Adams: Student performance on the ACT essentially held steady this year, with slight improvement shown in the math...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-22-2012 12:19 PM
    college, college readiness, education
    • Replies: 0
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    08-22-2012 12:19 PM Go to last post
  14. 2012 Intel Science Talent Search Finalists

    From Intel: Forty future leaders were recognized as finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2012, a program of Society for Science & the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-26-2012 09:47 AM
    education, intel science
    • Replies: 0
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  15. 2012 Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists

    The Intel STS has announced the 300 student semifinalists for its 2012 science competition. For the full list of students selected, click here. ...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-12-2012 08:39 PM
    education, intel science, science
    • Replies: 0
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  16. 3 California moms accused of using PTA in Ponzi scheme

    From Yahoo! News by Christina Hoag:Three former PTA mothers used their connection with a suburban elementary school to recruit investors in a phony...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-06-2011 08:39 PM
    california, pta
    • Replies: 0
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  17. 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 09:18 AM
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  18. 3 Ways to Show Your Kids That It's Not About Being Good, It's About Getting Better

    This from the Huffington Post by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.:Understanding why some children dig in and work hard when faced with something new and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-10-2011 09:22 AM
    child motivation, education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,969
    03-10-2011 09:22 AM Go to last post
  19. 3.2 Million Member National Education Association Shifts Position on Teacher Evaluations

    From the N.Y. Times by Sharon Otterman:Catching up to the reality already faced by many of its members, the nation’s largest teachers’ union on...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-05-2011 07:54 AM
    education, nea, teacher evaluations
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,646
    07-05-2011 07:54 AM Go to last post
  20. 4,100 Students Prove ‘Small Is Better’ Rule Wrong

    An excerpt from the N.Y. Times article by Sam Dillon:A decade ago, Brockton High School was a case study in failure. Teachers and administrators...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-28-2010 09:48 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 10,577
    09-28-2010 09:48 AM Go to last post

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