January 31, 2019

When her son started kindergarten at a public school in Berkeley, Calif., Marion Atherton just assumed that music would be part of his education. As the director of the Crowden School, a Bay Area non-profit that offers music education to children who don’t have access...

January 30, 2019

By this point in the school year, you’re tired and don’t need another long list of self-care strategies. At the same time, perhaps you’re worried about burnout and are experiencing the negative effects of stress. Perhaps you’d also like to do something to boost your re...

January 29, 2019

A spike in blood pressure. A racing heart rate. Sweaty palms. For many adults, this is what they feel when faced with difficult math. But for kids, math anxiety isn't just a feeling, it can affect their ability to do well in school. This fear tends to creep up on s...

January 28, 2019

What is a Champion?

A warrior… A fighter… more importantly, at Garden City High School, a Champion is a student who is chosen by a mentor dedicated to helping the student succeed. GCHS Champions promise to do their best to achieve previously unimaginable goals. A Champi...

January 27, 2019

You assign a group activity in your science classroom and within minutes, this scene unfolds: In each group of four students, two are talking to each other and semi-engaging in the task, one is entirely disengaged and is instead bending and reshaping a paperclip, and o...

January 26, 2019

Too many students across the country aren't able to read at a basic level. By investing in teacher training, educational materials and outside support, we can combat this important issue and help our students succeed.

January 25, 2019

The 2018 election was marked in many corners as the “Year of the Teacher.” Record numbers of educators ran for—and some were elected to—local, state and national office.

When students have the opportunity to attend classes that are engaging, creative, and relatable to their lives, they are more likely to succeed academically. Unfortunately, several new analyses have found that far too many students experience classroom assignments that...