The education system changes, but slowly. These charts compare the education systems of all US states and show how things have changed over 45 years. California stands out, unfortunately.
You're doing well in high school and you want to aim high. How does the college selection process actually work? This post takes the mystery out of it, and introduces a new, free tool to make informed choices based on your own interests.
Nowadays, middle-class kids participate in a lot of enriching opportunities outside school. Kids from lower-wealth families don't tend to have the same opportunities. By 6th grade, the cumulative difference in learning time can amount to about 6,000 hours.
Most schools in California are starving when it comes to the arts. This post reviews the data, clarifies the state's requirements, and suggests specific steps that your school district can take to improve.
The idea is disarmingly simple: Teachers, in pairs, visit students at home with their parents or guardians. They talk for a bit. And, well, that's pretty much it. Amazingly, it seems to work. Here's how to make it happen.
A small fraction of students have truly rare potential. Once upon a time, state and federal funds supported "Gifted and Talented" programs, but those days are gone. Here's what happened, and what your school board can do about it.
Can you name the faces on Mt. Rushmore? In honor of Presidents' Day, Ed100 has collected a great set of resources for learning about the holiday and its history, as well as about America's presidents. According to a recent survey of historians, which US president was the greatest?
Traditional public schools are required to provide free or reduced-price meals to students from low-income families. The vast majority of charter schools provide food, too, but they aren't required to do so. Should they be?
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