The latest articles on education
We've kept an eye out for articles we think might be helpful to you as you raise your little one. Just click on the links below to view any that interest you!
- Poor marks for US education system: South Korea and Japan stand proud while America and Germany bring up the rear. (Not to sound immodest, but Wiggle Giggle Learn is badly needed...) Read about it here
- US continues to lag behind first-world peers: In the most recent PISA international study of student performance in mathemetics literacy and problem solving, the United States pulled a "D" grade. Read about it here
- The latest rankings by state: it may make you smile or cry depending on where you live... but the Education State Rankings 2006-07 edition doesn't pull any punches! See who makes the grade and who doesn't here
- (But...) a federal study shows only a few states set a high proficiency bar: If you live in one of the higher ranking states, you might want to check this out before smiling too broadly! Read more here
- The case for pre-K: A new book explains why other progressive causes should take some cues from the preschool movement. Read about it here
- Will the new No Child Left Behind Act reflect 21st-century skills?: The US House Education Committee chairman outlines his vision for renewing the law. Read on here
- The language of the future sounds like Chinese: In Connecticut, ranked #3 in the nation for education, the number of students studying the Chinese language has soared tenfold in three years. Find out more here
- No Child Left Behind Act leaves gifted children behind: A University of Chicago study says the act pushes teachers to ignore high-ability students as they doggedly repeat basic lessons designed bring less talented students to minimum proficiency... destroying their gifted pupil's interest in learning in the process. Read about it here
- When will the No Child Left Behind Act recognize there are two more wheels in the mix?: A junior high science teacher pleads for parents to participate in their children's learning. Read her letter to the editor here...
- Parents, students feel less urgency for match, science upgrades: A new study finds a mismatch between what business leaders require in future employees and what parents and students in Kansas and Missouri think about the current state of American math and science education. Read more here