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Park the helicopter, parents. Here’s how (and why) to teach kids to be self-advocates.

Okay, we get it: It’s important to let our kids fail now so that they’re not left dependent and helpless in college, to not swoop ... venting about unfair assignments or teachers who “hate” them, how ... read more

Colleges, test companies like ACT need to devise better writing tests

When the SAT and ACT added essay sections in 2005, the move was greeted with fanfare from teachers, parents and college ... how students construct arguments, marshal evidence and, well, write. read more

We Are Teaching High School Students to Write Terribly

Because of the great importance students, parents, and college admissions officers place on the SAT—as well as the large sums of money that many families spend on outside test prep—high school writing ... read more

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Colleges are abandoning standardized essay tests. Bad idea?

When the SAT and ACT added essay sections in 2005, the move was greeted with fanfare from teachers ... flopped. Colleges and testing companies need to find better ways to measure how students construc... read more


3 Ways to Tackle ACT Reading Vocabulary Questions

In order to excel on the ACT Reading section, test-takers must understand the question types that they will encounter, as well as ... For the ACT writing section, students must argue a specific perspe... read more

How to Stop Delegating and Start Teaching

As a college professor, I regularly train PhD students ... write down the skills they will need in order to reach their goals. Then, focus on giving them assignments that require those skills, as ... read more

Are public schools failing dyslexic children?

Learning to read is one of the fundamental concepts that schools are expected to teach. But parents of children with dyslexia say public schools in Oklahoma are failing ... for dyslexia, students with ... read more

Report: Long Writing Assignments Now Less Common at US Colleges

But he says that many young people fail ... writing training. This is not surprising to Melzer, He says it is common for colleges and universities facing financial difficulties to make cuts in such pr... read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Who’s afraid of critical thinking?

Regrettably, some of those people who dread critical thought control what is taught in our schools ... students simply follow instructions, if they’re well-behaved in class, if they don’t make waves, ... read more

It’s a mess: graduate schools are failing to prepare students for jobs

Levine’s indictment of education school teaching has legs ... at research universities essentially prepare students to become mini-me’s, younger versions of themselves. Thus, graduate schools fail to ... read more

Schools Are Failing to Teach the Truth About Slavery, the SPLC Says

But most students are not being taught ... and the continuing segregation of schools and neighborhoods. "The most troubling finding is that usually there is no systematic approach to teaching this top... read more

Washington Post: Colleges are abandoning standardized essay tests. Bad idea?

Colleges and testing companies need to find better ways to measure how students construct arguments, marshal evidence and, well, write. Those are important skills, and not just in college. read more



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