The JFS case
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Why you can get great scores on standardized tests and still be a lousy student and unaccomplished adult.
If I had to boil down the conclusions of the Hessie (High School Survey of Student Engagement) it would be this: to promote student engagement, take students seriously, listen to them carefully, and to respond honestly.
The New York Times special issue on children's books.
Today, Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan, is appointed as a particularly appropriate and effective date to pray for one's children (maybe also talmidim?) - that they should be good and upright, that they have everything they need for a fruitful, joyous life.
I've always thought that there is something absurd about the high school term paper, but I never quite realized how absurd...
The rise in enrollment in community colleges continues, and it's not hard to figure out why: they are cheap.
The ASCD (the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) offers this online glossary of educational lingo.
I was encouraged to see this New York Times summary of research that shows that parents are spending more time with their kids (not to mention getting divorced at lower rates than in past decades). But then I read some of the comments, with people explaining that this is not good news because it reflects overparenting and not giving children adequate independent time. Perhaps there is just a certain fixed measure of parental anxiety free-floating in the air. What ever we do, we will berate ourselves for not doing the opposite.