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  1. 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 12:02 PM
    best high schools, education, high school challenge index, high schools, jay mathews
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 18,566
    07-01-2013 10:56 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 10:26 AM
    best high schools, education, high schools, us news
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 16,348
    05-09-2012 09:44 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 09:02 PM
    best high schools, education, us news
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 19,652
    04-23-2014 09:23 PM 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 12:20 PM
    best high schools, education, us news
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 7,551
    04-26-2013 12:36 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  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 12:19 PM
    application process
    • Replies: 0
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    09-17-2010 12:19 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 10:56 AM
    admissions, brsa, erb, games, isee, olsat, ssat, stanford binet, test prep, workbooks, wppsi
    • Replies: 0
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    09-30-2010 10:56 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 04:07 PM
    best high schools, education, newsweek
    • Replies: 0
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    05-22-2012 04:07 PM 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 12:43 PM
    best high schools, best stem high schools, education, us news
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  10. 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 09:23 AM
    education, high schools, private high schools, private schools
    • Replies: 0
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  1. PBS: Digital Media - New Learners of the 21st Century

    Featuring the foremost thought leaders, innovators and practitioners in the field, Digital Media is a startling preview of a 21st Century education...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-02-2011 11:37 AM
    digital learning, education
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 5,655
    03-02-2011 11:56 AM Go to last post
  2. Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

    This from WSJ.com by Amy Chua:A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what these parents...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-08-2011 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-13-2011 06:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Can't wait to see "Waiting for 'Superman'"

    Ever since premiering and winning the Audience Award for a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, "Waiting for 'Superman'" has garnered...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-31-2010 11:48 AM
    education movie
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,728
    10-04-2010 09:45 AM Go to last post
  4. Why urban schools don't need gifted programs

    This from the Washington Post by Jay Mathews:D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson told me recently that a plan to hire a gifted-and-talented...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-09-2010 08:15 AM
    education, gate, gifted and talented
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 13,395
    12-09-2010 06:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Pussycat in 'Tiger Mom'? - The real story behind Amy Chua's Book 'Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother'

    There's a firestorm over Amy Chua's 'Asian style' parenting book. Jeff Yang of SFGate.com followed up to get the real scoop:The more I re-read the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-13-2011 09:34 AM
    amy chua, parenting
    • Replies: 2
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    01-13-2011 05:16 PM Go to last post
  6. No More Mrs. Nice Mom

    This from the N.Y. Times by Judith Warner:There was bound to be some push back. All the years of nurturance overload simply got to be too much. The...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-17-2011 09:57 PM
    amy chua, parenting
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 8,942
    01-18-2011 04:55 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 09:17 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,049
    07-01-2013 10:18 AM Go to last post
  8. Testing, the Chinese Way

    An excerpt from the N.Y. Times article by Elisabeth Rosenthal: When my children were 6 and 8, taking tests was as much a part of the rhythm of their...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-13-2010 11:09 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,953
    09-14-2010 02:48 PM Go to last post
  9. Acing Parent-Teacher Conferences

    This from WSJ by Jeffrey Zaslow:As parent-teacher conferences begin this month across America, millions of parents will step into their children's...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-07-2010 09:44 AM
    parent teacher conferences
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,448
    10-07-2010 09:46 AM Go to last post
  10. Can everybody please get along for the sake of our kids?

    I'm not an education reformer, a teacher, a principal, a movie director, a billionaire, a news reporter, a talk show celebrity or the President. I'm...

    Started by daddydove, 10-15-2010 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,064
    10-16-2010 01:33 PM Go to last post
  11. How to fix our schools: A manifesto by Joel Klein, Michelle Rhee and other education leaders

    This from the Washington Post:As educators, superintendents, chief executives and chancellors responsible for educating nearly 2 1/2 million...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-10-2010 07:56 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,132
    10-14-2010 10:00 AM Go to last post
  12. Majority of Americans believe learning disabilities are a result of home environment or laziness

    A poll released today by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation showed that parents and educators are dangerously confused about learning disabilities...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-27-2010 10:37 AM
    education, learning disabilities
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,334
    10-27-2010 10:57 AM Go to last post
  13. Boys' Self-Esteem Problems in School

    This from The Daily Beast by Lisa Wolfe:As girls surge past boys in academics, and teachers preach the gospel of girl power, male adolescents are...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-12-2010 10:40 AM
    boys' education
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 10,127
    11-12-2010 12:03 PM Go to last post
  14. Is it harder for affluent schools to have good character?

    This from the Washington Post by Jay Mathews: Samuel Casey Carter is, in a way, the Tom Paine of the movement to raise school achievement in...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-24-2010 10:03 AM
    no excuse schools, samuel casey carter, school culture
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,129
    11-24-2010 10:16 AM Go to last post
  15. National school lunch program likely to be overhauled

    This from SFGate.com by Carolyn Lochhead:The biggest overhaul of the national school lunch program and other federal food programs in 30 years is...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-02-2010 09:31 AM
    michelle obama, school lunch
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,909
    12-03-2010 09:26 AM Go to last post
  16. Top Test Scores From Shanghai Stun Educators

    This from the N.Y. Times by Sam Dillon:With China’s debut in international standardized testing, students in Shanghai have surprised experts by...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-07-2010 10:00 AM
    education, testing
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 7,089
    12-07-2010 10:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Should an Ex-**** Star Be Allowed to Teach?

    This from GOOD by Liz Dwyer:By all accounts, 38-year-old Tera Myers was an effective science teacher. During her four-year stint at Parkway North...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-11-2011 10:40 AM
    education, teachers
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,440
    03-11-2011 03:26 PM Go to last post
  18. Getting Back on Track - Should Schools Eliminate Tracking?

    This from Education Next by Michael Petrelli:One of the dirtiest words in American education today is “tracking.” Reformers and ed-school types alike...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-25-2011 09:56 AM
    education, tracking
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,742
    03-25-2011 10:29 AM Go to last post
  19. Government Shutdown Could Spoil School Field Trips

    This from the blog Curriculum Matters by Erik Robelen:It's springtime, and you know what that means for schools. Well, besides standardized testing,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-07-2011 11:25 AM
    education, field trips
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,699
    04-07-2011 02:12 PM Go to last post
  20. Third Grade Reading Predicts Later High School Graduation

    This from the blog Inside School Research by Sarah D. Sparks: The disquieting side effect of our increasingly detailed longitudinal studies of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-08-2011 09:51 AM
    education, reading
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,059
    04-08-2011 03:53 PM Go to last post

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