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Current Issues in Education

This is a list of 25 issues in education.

Does obesity affect school performance? -

Obese children and teenagers face a slew of potential health problems as they get older, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and certain cancers. As if that weren't enough, obesity may harm young people's long-term college and career prospects, too.

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?

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?

Kids in After-School Programs Make Academic Gains

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

Why teachers' salaries should be doubled - now

(McKinsey, "Closing the Talent Gap" September 2010) Nínive Calegari is a former classroom teacher who founded and serves as the president of The Teacher Salary Project, an organization aimed at improving the salaries of America's teachers.

Research Spotlight on Academic Ability Grouping

The educational practice of ability grouping emerged around the turn of the 20th century as a way to prepare students for their "appropriate" place in the workforce (Cooper, 1996). Students with high abilities and skills were given intense, rigorous academic training while students with lower abilities were given a vocational education.

Is Differentiation the Answer to the Tracking Debate?

Max Fischer is taking steps to transform his classroom into the differentiated model Carol Ann Tomlinson describes, but he's confronting some roadblocks along the way. How different, he wonders, will his classroom might look like a year from now...

Driven By Data: Teachimg in the Age of Accountability

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

Is Medication the Best ADHD Treatment?

Education World explores ADHD in a five-part series.

Teaching Students with ADD / ADHD

In This Article If you're a teacher, you know these kids: The one who stares out the window, substituting the arc of a bird in flight for her math lesson. The one who wouldn't be able to keep his rear end in the chair if you used Krazy Glue.

Around the Block: The Benefits and Challenges of Block Scheduling

Around the Block: The Benefits and Challenges of Block Scheduling

Bullying Intervention Strategies That Work

Bullying, according to noted expert Dan Olweus, poisons the educational environment and affects the learning of every child. Learn what you can do to keep bullying behavior from poisoning your school. Included: Practical tips for changing the behavior.

Stop Tolerating Zero Tolerance

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

Wire Side Chats: Ways to Teach Empathy Skills

Everyone has met people who are highly compassionate. But we would meet more of them if children were taught to be empathetic at a young age, according to author/teacher David A. Levine, who has created lessons and activities to teach empathy skills.

Is the Four-Day School Week Coming Your Way?

Test scores were on the downswing; unfunded state mandates were on the rise. There was not enough money, not enough time. What is a superintendent to do? Lewis Diggs, Superintendent of Schools in Saratoga, Arkansas, might have found the answer for his ...

Is Year-Round Schooling the Answer?

Do year-round schools enhance student learning, or are they a costly, hectic, and largely ineffective cure for the nation's educational ills? Those involved in year-round schools -- school superintendents, specialists, researchers, teachers, and princi...

Wire Side Chats: Do Good Manners Contribute to Academic Success?

Do Good Manners Contribute to Academic Success?

What Can We Do to Curb Student Cheating?

What Can We Do to Curb Student Cheating?

Smaller vs. Larger Classes

Teachers, parents, and students all say smaller classes are better, but will smaller class sizes really lead to enhanced student performance?

Classroom Management Basics

Learn the basics of classroom management from fellow teachers.

Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers

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

Successful Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Research continues to confirm that we can teach students with learning disabilities to "learn how to learn." We can put them into a position to compete and hold their own. direct instruction; learning strategy instruction; and using a sequential, simultaneous structured multi-sensory approach.

Nancy Willard: Cyber Savvy: A Web 2.0 Approach to Internet Safety

Issues related to youth risk online and Internet use management are high on the “radar� in many schools. Following the lead of Virginia, many states also are beginning to require that students be instructed in 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.

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

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