Education Of Children


More parents are choosing to home school their children – why?
David Roy | Jul 12 2016 | comment  
And should the government fund them?

Losing a parent to divorce affects educational ambition
Nicole M. King | Mar 30 2016 | comment  
Why? Because it changes family involvement in children’s educational activities

The link between family structure and poverty
Nicole M. King | Apr 7 2014 | comment  
One of poverty's major causes is being raised outside of an intact family.

Tests, and why some kids stress out
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 8 2013 | comment  
Some people are genetically better equipped to handle stress, but others can learn through less serious forms of competition.

Parents should allow kids to fail
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 5 2013 | comment  
These are the parents who worry me the most -- parents who won't let their child learn, writes a teacher.

The new praise: “Show me your struggle”
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 24 2012 | comment  
We’ve been a bit sceptical about the self-esteem movement on this site in the past but now it seems we are in respectable company.

To help kids, help their parents
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 21 2011 | comment  
A leading British headmistress is worried that it is not just today's schoolchildren who lack values and good standards of behaviour but also their parents.

LGBT studies: first legislate then work out how to teach
Mariette Ulrich | Oct 20 2011 | comment  
Teachers and administrators are flummoxed about how to carry out a new law requiring California public schools to teach all students — from kindergartners to 12th graders — about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in history classes.

Economics education: it’s never too soon to start
Rebekah Hebbert | Jul 23 2011 | comment  
While many institutions can play a part in providing this education, the family is the best place to start economics education.

“Simon Says” teaches self-control
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 19 2011 | comment  
An old classroom game designed to raise alertness is enjoying new popularity among educators as a way to foster and measure self control in children.

History textbooks tinged with pink?
Mariette Ulrich | Jul 9 2011 | comment  
A bill that would require textbooks for California public schools to include the historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people passed the state Assembly.

School wants to know how new entrants were born. No kidding.
Mariette Ulrich | Jun 16 2011 | comment  
Once upon a time, all you had to do in order to enrol in school was be 6 years old and toilet-trained. How times have changed. Now they want to know how you were born, and why it happened like that...

Cursive handwriting: a lost art
Mariette Ulrich | May 3 2011 | comment  
I’ve taught cursive handwriting to all my children, starting in the second grade, but not all of them continued to use it when they grew older.

Four years old, future dashed?
Mariette Ulrich | Mar 21 2011 | comment  
Stories of parents who do battle with schools or educational bureaucracies are nothing new, but this one from the New York Post seems a little out of the ordinary.

Striving for goals, step by step
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 11 2011 | comment  
An article about Making Kids Work on Goals in the Wall Street Journal suggests that schools (and parents?) are just beginning to realise the importance of setting not just big goals, but realistic, incremental goals.
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