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3 Simple Ways to Become a Better Reader

According to William Thayer, author of the 1893 book The Ethics of Success, there are three ways an individual can enhance his critical thinking and comprehension skills through reading.

3 Simple Criteria for Choosing Books

Over the years, I’ve heard a number of teachers and parents say a variation of the following: “I don’t care what the child reads, just as long as he is reading!”

Home Education Inspires a Love of Learning

Home Education Inspires a Love of Learning

The one ingredient that makes the most difference in how well and how much children learn is parental involvement. Homeschooling is the ultimate in parental involvement.

Thomas Jefferson's Ridiculously Long List of Book Recommendations

Thomas Jefferson's Ridiculously Long List of Book Recommendations

How many have you read?

Greece (and the West) As It Used to Be

As the rest of the world watches Greece crumble under crippling debt, it might be worth looking at Greece as it used to be. 

The Revolution was in the minds and hearts...

On this 4th of July weekend, we can either yearn for what will not come back or we can begin putting our energy into forming new communities and institutions that can sustain the "intellectual and moral life" necessary for the next cultural revolution.

Half of Public School Parents Would Rather Enroll Their Child Elsewhere

Do you agree with the majority of Americans that school funding should follow the child so that parents are able to send him or her to the school of their choice?

What Today's Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean For Schools

The SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage could impact religious schools.

What Does an Education System with “Tracks” Look Like?

The United States is increasingly criticized for having a “one-size-fits-all” public education system. In this system, students of varying abilities, talents, and desires are provided with a similar curriculum through high school and are prepared for the same goal of college.

Are Gifted and Talented Students Being Left Behind?

In our efforts to get students caught up, are we squelching the abilities and interests of our best and brightest students?

Oxford Students Can't Write Either

Writing ability has gone to pot in America.

4 Proven Ways Fathers Improve Their Child’s Education

4 Proven Ways Fathers Improve Their Child’s Education

In honor of Father’s Day, here are four ways in which dads positively influence their child’s education.

Education is Not Magic

If there is not a clear idea of what we want students to learn, and the character formation necessary to learn it, education will be powerless to do anything to improve society.  

5 Picture Reminders That America’s Public Schools Used to be Religious

Several indications showing that public schools were not always as secular in nature as we might think.

Scholars Protest New AP U.S. History Standards

This week, an impressive list of scholars across the nation published a letter opposing the new framework for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exam in U.S. History. You can read the full letter here.

NPR: High School Grad Rate "Isn't Worth the Paper It's Printed On"

Increased fudging may be the true reason graduation rates are on the rise.

Should Schools Move to a Year-Round Calendar?

At the end of another school year, questions predictably arise about the continued value of a long summer break.

10 Great Summer Classics Your Kids Will Enjoy

10 Great Summer Classics Your Kids Will Enjoy

Ah… summertime. School is out and your kids are hanging around, complaining of boredom or playing on your iPhone. How do you ensure that your children won’t fritter away their summer in useless activities that fail to stretch their mind?

Minnesota to Highly Qualified, Unlicensed Teachers: Go Away

I am not qualified to teach in Minnesota public schools. Here are my non-qualifications:

Why It's Time for a Different Teachers' Union

The current model began with the industrial “labor and management are adversaries” model.

Technology Makes Bad Schools Worse

Technology—whether in education or other areas of human life—is a tool, not a cure-all. And in schools, in cannot substitute for good teacher.

6 Education Cartoons That Tell It Like It Is

There's nothing like a good editorial cartoon to make you think.

6 Education Cartoons That Tell It Like It Is

There's nothing like a good editorial cartoon to make you think...

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