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Current Issues in Education

Various articles that address modern issues that teachers, counselors, and parents should be aware of in education.

Homeschooling: Examining a Growing Trend

A growing number of families are choosing to homeschool their children. Education World examines the pros and cons of this trend.

Schools and Online Social Networking

Most educators working with middle and high school students are aware of the explosive involvement of youth on social networking sites. Few are prepared to deal with it. In this article, Nancy Willard discusses the risks and benefits of such sites and offers schools a comprehensive approach to addressing student Internet access.

Student-led conferences: A growing trend

In more and more schools, students are leading conferences, and, overall, the word is that they're doing a fine job.

Does Eating Breakfast Affect Children's Learning?

Breakfast is a crucial part of every child's day. It affects everything from memory to creativity in the classroom. Children who go hungry are more inclined to become distracted from learning at ...

In-School Suspension: A Learning Tool

In-School Suspension: A Learning Tool

Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism, says study

Researchers following more than 500 children say parental warmth and encouragement may be a better strategy than inflating the ego

Making the Case for Music Education

What will it be -- music or computers? In some communities, it all comes down to that question. New research, special programs, and dedicated teachers and community members are helping to make a solid case for putting music Bach into our schools!

The Growing Role Of Online Learning

More and younger students will be taking online classes, a study says.

A Web 2.0 Approach to Internet Safety

Student use of Web 2.0 technologies is expanding, along with incredible opportunities for interactive educational activities -- and a host of risk and management concerns. All schools must develop effective strategies to address the issue of online safety.

Making Connections Between Math and the Real World

A new secondary school math program, Math Connections, is changing the way teachers look at math -- and changing kids' attitudes toward its real-world value.

Cross-Age Tutoring: A Helping Hand Across the Grades

Cross-Age Tutoring: A Helping Hand Across the Grades

What Can Be Done About Student Cheating? - NEA Today

It’s not exactly breaking news that students cheat in school, how prevalent is the problem? Denise Pope talks about strategies to curb student cheating.

Do Good Manners Contribute to Academic Success?

Do Good Manners Contribute to Academic Success?

Are smaller class sizes the answer?

Class size reduction for kindergarten and first graders is safe for now in the Paradise Unified School District, but may soon be the next thing to go in light of the current budget crisis.

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.

Bullying Intervention Strategies That Work

Learn what you can do to keep bullying behavior from poisoning your school. Included: Practical tips for changing the behavior.

Back-to-School Guide For Beginning Teachers (And Not-So-New Teachers Too)!

This Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers offers a virtual survival guide for educators about to begin their first year.

Helping Schools Promote Fitness, Healthful Diets

Spurred by a government report warning about the effects of overeating and inactivity among children, education and health officials formed Action for Healthy Kids, a group that works with schools to promote more healthful lifestyles for youngsters.

Comedy in the Classroom: Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Wire Side Chats: Emily Oldak explains how comedy rescues stressed-out kids!

How to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Healthy Eating Tips for Kids

Childhood obesity is a complicated problem without a single cause. To help prevent childhood obesity and create healthful eating habits, start simple by encouraging the whole family to get involved.

Think teachers aren’t paid enough? It’s worse than you think.

A new study reveals the extent of what is called the 'pay penalty' for public school teachers.

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.

Why boys can't keep up with the girls | Lee Elliot Major

Lee Elliot Major: As women outperform men in higher education, how can we encourage boys to make it to university and beyond?

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.

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!