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  1. 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: 68,221
    09-30-2010 09:56 AM Go to last post
  2. 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: 25,348
    07-01-2013 09:56 AM Go to last post
  3. 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: 25,177
    04-23-2014 08:23 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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: 21,339
    05-09-2012 08:44 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
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    09-17-2010 11:19 AM Go to last post
  7. 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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    05-22-2012 03:07 PM Go to last post
  8. 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: 17,873
    09-05-2013 08:23 AM Go to last post
  9. 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: 16,129
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  10. 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: 12,507
    04-26-2013 11:36 AM Go to last post
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  1. Poor Teaching for Poor Children … in the Name of Reform

    From Alfie Kohn for Education Week:Love them or hate them, the proposals collectively known as “school reform” are mostly top-down policies: divert...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-25-2011 09:48 AM
    education, education reform, racial gap
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 53,034
    04-25-2011 09:48 AM Go to last post
  2. Lessons from Finland: An interview with Henna Virkkunen, Finland’s Minister of Education

    This from the Hechinger Report by Justin Snider:The Hechinger Report: It’s well-known that Finland’s teachers are an elite bunch, with only top...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-18-2011 09:42 AM
    education, finland, teacher evaluations, teacher training, teacher unions
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 42,483
    03-18-2011 09:42 AM Go to last post
  3. U.S. Urged to Raise Teachers’ Status And Treat Them Like 'Nation Builders'

    This from N.Y. Times by Sam Dillon: To improve its public schools, the United States should raise the status of the teaching profession by...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-16-2011 08:18 AM
    education, teachers
    • Replies: 0
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  4. Complimentary Webcasts from 92Y Wonderplay™ Early Childhood Learning Conference

    The 92Y Wonderplay™ Conference (The Art & Science of Early Childhood Education: Research, Innovation & Practice), now in its fifth year, brings...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-07-2011 08:49 AM
    early childhood, education
    • Replies: 0
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    12-07-2011 08:49 AM Go to last post
  5. Gym Class Isn’t Just Fun and Games Anymore

    From N.Y. Times by Motoko Rich: On a recent afternoon, the third graders in Sharon Patelsky’s class reviewed words like “acronym,” “clockwise” and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-19-2013 09:11 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    02-19-2013 09:11 AM Go to last post
  6. The Playground Gets Even Tougher

    This from the N.Y. Times by Pamela Paul:SCARLETT made for a good target. The daughter of a Williamsburg artist, she wore funky clothing to her East...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-11-2010 08:32 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 26,477
    10-11-2010 08:32 AM Go to last post
  7. Details Emerge on Obama’s Call to Extend Preschool

    From N.Y. Times by Motoko Rich: President Obama’s call in his State of the Union address to “make high-quality preschool available to every single...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-14-2013 10:22 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 25,780
    02-14-2013 10:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Parents Should Be Allowed to Choose Their Kids’ Teacher

    From TIME.com by Andrew J. Rotherham: The most important decision you will make about your children’s education is picking their school, right?...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-20-2012 09:25 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 25,391
    01-20-2012 09:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Matt Damon’s clear-headed speech to teachers' Save Our Schools march

    From Washington Post: Here is the speech that actor Matt Damon gave today to thousands of teachers, parents and others who attended the Save Our...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-01-2011 07:53 AM
    education, matt damon
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 24,559
    08-01-2011 07:53 AM Go to last post
  10. Leading mathematician debunks ‘value-added’ analysis

    From Washington Post by John Ewing:Mathematicians occasionally worry about the misuse of their subject... But the most common misuse of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-09-2011 08:45 AM
    education, teacher evaluations, teacher ratings, value-added analysis
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 24,378
    05-09-2011 08:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Study Finds Single-Sex Schools Benefit Some—But Not All

    From Education Week by Jaclyn Zubrzycki: A study on publicly run schools in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has found that, while single-sex...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-25-2012 11:13 AM
    education, single sex
    • Replies: 0
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    01-25-2012 11:13 AM Go to last post
  12. America’s Richest School Districts

    From 24/7 Wall St:24/7 Wall St. analyzed Census data from 2006 through 2010 for each of the more than 10,000 unified school districts in the United...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-11-2012 09:43 AM
    education, richest school districts
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 22,103
    06-11-2012 09:43 AM Go to last post
  13. Delay Kindergarten at Your Child’s Peril

    From N.Y. Times by Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt, authors of “Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows From Conception to College”: THIS fall,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-26-2011 10:40 AM
    education, redshirt, redshirting
    • Replies: 0
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    09-26-2011 10:40 AM Go to last post
  14. Teacher: If I were Bill Gates (here’s how I would help improve the profession)

    This from the Washington Post by Susan Engel:If I were Bill Gates (or someone like him) here is what I would do: I would endow several of the best...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-14-2011 10:31 AM
    bill gates, education, teacher training, teachers
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 21,005
    02-14-2011 10:31 AM Go to last post
  15. Kids Haven’t Changed; Kindergarten Has

    This from the Harvard Education Letter - Volume 26, Number 5 by Laura Pappano:In the ongoing battle over kindergarten—has exploratory play been ...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-25-2010 09:59 AM
    education, gesell institute, kindergarten
    • Replies: 0
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    10-25-2010 09:59 AM Go to last post
  16. Toddlers’ Favorite Toy: The iPhone

    This from the N.Y. Times by Hilary Stout:THE bedroom door opened and a light went on, signaling an end to nap time. The toddler, tousle-haired and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-17-2010 01:32 PM
    apple, education, technology
    • Replies: 0
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    10-17-2010 01:32 PM Go to last post
  17. Research and schoolroom practice show a supportive environment can promote achievement—and stress can be a hinderance

    From Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks: Students' ability to learn depends not just on the quality of their textbooks and teachers, but also on the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-14-2013 02:29 PM
    education, social emotional learning
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 20,188
    01-14-2013 02:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Study: Women Aren’t Becoming Engineers Because of Confidence Issues

    From the American Sociological Association: Women are less likely than men to stay in engineering majors and to become engineers because they want...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-26-2011 08:45 AM
    education, gender gaps
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 19,422
    10-26-2011 08:45 AM Go to last post
  19. Bad Schools Rarely Get Better—or Shut Down

    This from Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks:The lowest-performing public K-8 schools often linger in that state for years, neither improving enough...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-16-2010 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 18,789
    12-16-2010 11:34 AM Go to last post
  20. 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: 18,587
    02-06-2012 09:50 AM Go to last post

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