Forty years ago, Americans learned of A Nation at Risk, the troubling and mostly bogus report by the Reagan administration claiming public schools and teachers failed to produce students who were … Read More
Studies have linked dropout rates in Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina to the effects of grade retention, student discouragement, and school exclusion policies stimulated … Read More
The Reading League, which promotes the Science of Reading and evidence-based instruction, recently had a conference sponsored by companies (listed below) selling reading programs and materials, … Read More
When he looks at the pictures, he'll get so excited he'll want to draw one of his own. He'll ask for paper and crayons.
~Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond. If You Give A Mouse a … Read More
History is not kind to idlers.
~The Reagan administration's A Nation at Risk (1983, p.7)
In What Happened to Recess and Why are our Children Struggling in Kindergarten, Susan Ohanian writes about … Read More