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Current Issues in Education

Here are a list of Some Current Issues in Education.

Should Struggling Students Repeat a Grade? |

At first glance, grade retention may look like old-fashioned common sense: Fail the year? Just do it over!

The Homework Debate |

Many in the education field today are looking for evidence to support the case for homework, but are coming up empty handed.

Are Traditional Grades a Thing of the Past? |

Some say traditional grading systems don't show what a student really knows. Hear what one school is doing about it.

Gender Gap: Why Boys Can't Keep Up |

Boys are falling behind girls in school performance. What's behind the boy crisis, and how can parents and teachers help?

Is Play on its Way Out? |

For an increasing number of children, play just isn't taking place, and the consequences for child development may be severe.

Academic Preschools: Too Much Too Soon? |

'Academic' preschools that promise to prepare kids for the cutthroat world of kindergarten are becoming more and more popular. But are they a good idea?

Healthier School Lunches ~ Center for Science in the Public Interest

Since 1971, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science. Its award-winning newsletter, Nutrition Action Healthletter, is the largest-circulation health newsletter in North America, providing reliable information on nutrition and health.

Is Your Child Getting Enough Physical Education? |

Here's how you can make sure your child is getting enough physical education.

Teacher Salary - Average Teacher Salaries | PayScale

Teacher Salaries - What is the average teacher salary? View teacher salary data by state, starting teacher salaries, and more. Free custom salary report.

Research Spotlight on Academic Ability Grouping

The practice of grouping children together according to their talents in the classroom sounds harmless enough at the elementary school level, but in secondary schools the stratification becomes potentially harmful.

Ability and Instructional Grouping Information

A short essay on the characteristics and benefits of ability grouping

Driven By Data: Teachimg in the Age of Accountability

Brenda Dyck is drowning in data! When is enough data too much data?

Saving Kids from Stress

Facing fierce competition to get into top colleges, many students are compromising their health and values to get ahead. Experts are even seeing stress levels increase at the elementary school level. Some educators are working to reduce the pressures on students.

Does Physical Activity Enhance Cognition and Academic Achievement in Children? A Review

: Can increased physical activity improve children's cognition and academic performance?

Kids in After-School Programs Make Academic Gains

Learning After 3 P.M.: California students benefit from after-school programs.

The Best ADHD Medications: Treatments for Adults and Children

Real parents of ADHD children and real ADHD adults share how they found the best medication to treat their symptoms. Plus, when medications aren't enough, these treatments help!

18 + Ways to Help ADHD Students Improve Writing Skills

Children with attention deficit disorder can have difficulty writing papers and organizing essay assignments. Use these writing tips and techniques at home and in school to improve your ADHD student's composition skills.

ADHD: Misunderstood, Misinterpreted and Misdiagnosed

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects almost two million children and has existed for generations. Although challenges remain, we are a bit closer to being able to objectively diagnose the disorder than we were a half century ago.

Stop Tolerating Zero Tolerance

StarrPoints: Zero-tolerance policies damage more children than the weapons they purport to protect them from.

Teaching empathy: Evidence-based tips

These practical, evidence-based tips for teaching empathy are based on discoveries in psychology and neuroscience.

Four-day school weeks: Districts weighing benefits, but Hofmeister says it's bad for kids

Catoosa, Wagoner, Chandler and more than a dozen central Oklahoma districts are citing the deepening teacher shortage and looming budget shortfalls as reasons to consider abandoning the traditional five-day week.