South Carolina Survey Shenanigans

You may recall that in a previous blog post we discussed the benefits of single-gender classrooms. Well, an article over at slate.com tackles the subject as well. Only this one is focused on debunking the seemingly fantastic news coming from the South Carolina...

Reducing Class Size: Not So Cut and Dry

Class sizes are booming across the country, but not everybody agrees that obese classrooms are a bad thing. According to Education Week (www.edweek.org), the average number of students per classroom is inching its way up as school districts struggle to deal with their...

More Proof About Sleep Benefits

We have written before about the benefits of sleep for students. Now a new study further demonstrates how sleep can be helpful in learning. An article in Business Week talks about a recent study in which volunteers were given words to memorize in the evening and then...

Pay for Performance

It’s not a novel idea – paying teachers for how well they teach – but it has taken a long time to catch on in the public school system. Prince William County is the latest to adopt the move. Prince William Public Schools got a grant of $11.1 million from the...