I have sent two children through kindergarten, and on many days, their arrival at school, intact, was a minor miracle. If you want to see real bedlam, try being in a wakeup fog, while trying to convince a kinetic five year old that what he wants most in life is to put on clean clothes (not inside out), eat real food for breakfast, and remember to grab his lunchbox without Read more
Waxing eloquently on the basic importance of Mathematics in human life, Roger Bacon (1214-1294), an English Franciscan friar, philosopher, scientist and scholar of the 13th century, once stated: “Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of the world.” And the ingenuity of his statement is there before us to see, Read more
To say that improving high-school student achievement is like turning a supertanker around would be an insult to the speed and maneuverability of supertankers. Whether one looks at standardized test scores, at graduation rates, or at college admission test results, American high-school performance has hardly budged over the past three decades.
This stagnation Read more
Apple iphone 4 is the world’s most popular mobile phone and has currently win over the hearts of billions of mobile freaks. It is a smooth and nicely-configured handset from the desk of mobile giant Apple. Due to its captivating look and ravishing design it makes everybody insane. It boasts a variety of unique functions that were not readily available in its predecessors. Read more
Students in D. C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Make Significant Improvements in Reading, U. S. Education Department Study Finds
Contact: Patrick Wolf, University of Arkansas, (479) 575-2084
STANFORD – The reading effects of the D. C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) show the largest achievement impact of any education policy program yet evaluated in a randomized control trial by the U. S. Department of Education and reveal an important trend toward increased reading gains for students Read more
Peerless Educator: The Life and Work of Isaac Leon Kandel
By J. Wesley Null
Peter Lang, 2007, $32.95; 334 pages.
As reviewed by E. D. Hirsch Jr.
Isaac Kandel was an eminent professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1940s, when an American commission, made Read more
If you’re like most parents, you probably long for the days of simple TV shows for kids that were age-appropriate, educational…and that you could actually watch without cringing. Gone are the days of Lassie and Leave It To Beaver; instead, you’re forced to deal with incessant whining, bossiness and misbehavior on some of the most popular kids’ shows on air today Read more
Early exposure to science is critical because science knowledge is cumulative. Learning science requires a solid foundation of knowledge that can be built upon through further study and exploration. Children should be introduced to science at home as early as possible. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your child learns all the science they need to know at school. The truth Read more
Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”
The story: The most prominent civil rights activist of the 20th century, MLK is remembered for his passionate rhetoric and uncompromising belief in a future in which, as he said, his “four little children will one day live Read more
Stacking Tree Who says stacking toys need to have colored rings? This little guy is all about green–with eight pieces of wood vibrantly colored with different shades of water-based green dye. Thread them on the trunk as you talk about colors, or sort them by size. Any way you stack it, your toddler will get a chance to pair and pattern, as she builds Read more