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  1. 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
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  2. 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
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  3. 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
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    09-30-2010 10:56 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
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    05-09-2012 09:44 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
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  6. 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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  7. 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
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  8. 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
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    07-01-2013 10:56 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
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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 09:02 PM
    best high schools, education, us news
    • Replies: 2
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    04-23-2014 09:23 PM Go to last post
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  1. When Parents Push to Repeat a Grade

    I came across the article, When Parents Push to Repeat a Grade, today in the Wall Street Journal. The piece talks about how more parents are holding...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-11-2010 11:34 PM
    child development
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  2. It's just a myth: 'underpaid' teachers (Chicago Sun-Times)

    An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times column by Betsy Hart: The Hollywood version of the overworked, underpaid teacher is the mother's milk of the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-20-2010 03:09 PM
    chicago
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  3. Should teachers be paid for performance?

    An excerpt from the SF Chronicle column by Robert Freeman, who teaches history and economics at Los Altos High School:Should teachers be paid for...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-24-2010 09:56 AM
    bay area public, san francisco, sf public
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    08-24-2010 09:56 AM Go to last post
  4. What if 'English Only' Isn't Wrong? (WSJ)

    An excerpt from the WSJ article by Evan R. Goldstein, a staff editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education:On the campaign trail in 2008, Barack Obama...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-24-2010 02:55 PM
    bilingual, immersion
    • Replies: 0
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    08-24-2010 02:55 PM Go to last post
  5. The surprising thing teachers want from parents

    Excerpts from the guest post by Daniel Willingham, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia, for Washington Post's The Answer Sheet:To...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-30-2010 10:13 AM
    dc, dc schools
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    08-30-2010 10:13 AM Go to last post
  6. When Does Holding Teachers Accountable Go Too Far?

    An excerpt from the N.Y. Times article by David Leonhardt:The start of the school year brings another one of those nagging, often unquenchable...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-03-2010 12:12 PM
    new york, teacher evaluations
    • Replies: 0
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    09-03-2010 12:12 PM Go to last post
  7. How engaged are you in your child's education?

    A lot of attention has been focused on teachers lately with the L.A. Times brouhaha and all. The article The Untouchables in Education Reform,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-03-2010 02:38 PM
    parent involvement
    • Replies: 0
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    09-03-2010 02:38 PM Go to last post
  8. In a New Role, Teachers Move to Run Schools

    An excerpt from the N.Y. Times article by Winnie Hu:Shortly after landing at Malcolm X Shabazz High School as a Teach for America recruit, Dominique...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-07-2010 10:16 AM
    teachers
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    09-07-2010 10:16 AM Go to last post
  9. Kindergarten: It's the new first grade

    An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article by Nara Schoenberg:Forget cookies and milk, nap time and finger painting. Kindergarten has gotten serious...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-07-2010 10:28 AM
    kindergarten
    • Replies: 0
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    09-07-2010 10:28 AM Go to last post
  10. Working mom finds it hard to kick the school volunteer habit

    An excerpt from the column Working mom finds it hard to kick the school volunteer habit by Petula Dvorak:I remember the day I hit bottom: I was a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-08-2010 12:04 PM
    school volunteering
    • Replies: 0
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    09-08-2010 12:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

    This from the N.Y. Times article by Benedict Carey:Every September, millions of parents try a kind of psychological witchcraft, to transform their...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-08-2010 01:32 PM
    study habits
    • Replies: 0
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    09-08-2010 01:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Why we can't afford small classes anymore

    An excerpt from the guest column by Justin Snider for The Answer Sheet in Washington Post:By many accounts, class-size reduction is a success story....

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-10-2010 10:11 AM
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  13. Can you cut it as a teacher?

    An excerpt from Corey Bunje Bower's blog post First Day of School: Where are You?:Today is the first day of school in NYC, which always brings back a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-13-2010 10:53 AM
    teachers
    • Replies: 0
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  14. 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
    testing
    • Replies: 1
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    09-14-2010 02:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Urban Public Education and the Betrayal of Meritocracy

    This from Christina Taylor - NY Urban Education Examiner: Beneath the passionate rhetoric advocating collaborative learning, differentiated...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-15-2010 02:10 PM
    public schools
    • Replies: 0
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    09-15-2010 02:10 PM Go to last post
  16. New sites like DreamBox, Mad Science helping kids learn

    An excerpt from the SFGate article by Ellen Lee:Educational computer games are so old school. As students settle back into the classroom, they are...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-15-2010 02:27 PM
    educational sites
    • Replies: 0
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  17. Schools would be great if it weren't for the kids...

    An excerpt from the Washington Post column by Alfie Kohn, author of 12 books about education and human behavior, including "The Schools Our Children...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-17-2010 01:12 PM
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    09-17-2010 01:12 PM Go to last post
  18. Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom

    An excerpt from the N.Y. Times Magazine article by Sara Corbett:WHAT IF TEACHERS GAVE UP the vestiges of their educational past, threw away the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-20-2010 09:21 AM
    education, video games
    • Replies: 0
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    09-20-2010 09:21 AM Go to last post
  19. How Americans really feel about public schools

    The results of the 2010 PDK/Gallup poll, which tracks public opinion on public schools, have just been released. Here are some of the key findings: ...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-21-2010 09:24 AM
    education
    • Replies: 0
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    09-21-2010 09:24 AM Go to last post
  20. Merit pay for teachers have little effect on student achievement

    An excerpt from the Washington Post article by Nick Anderson:A study released Tuesday found that offering teachers annual bonuses of up to $15,000...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-21-2010 01:59 PM
    teachers
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 6,113
    09-21-2010 01:59 PM Go to last post

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