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Title IX and Transgender Students–Resources for Schools

Title IX and Transgender Students–Resources for Schools

Atherton High School policies Article on gender identity State of Michigan guidance to schools for support of LGBTQ students 51 Illinois families sue schools over transgender bathroom rights Philadelphia School District policy on transgender students’ rights  Department of Education Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students Pine-Richland School District (Pennsylvania) letter to… Tell Me More »

To increase graduation rate, colleges rethink non-credit pre-requisits

To increase graduation rate, colleges rethink non-credit pre-requisits

Four years’ worth of college credits is daunting for any student. But, when colleges also require a bunch of non-credit remedial courses in math and English many students find the challenge insurmountable. Very few students who need to take non-credit remedial courses ever enroll in and complete their first college courses, says a new report from Complete… Tell Me More »


Large twin study finds that reading really does increase intelligence

Did you ever have a teacher or parent tell you reading makes you smarter? While they were probably just trying to make you read more, it turns out there’s new research to back it up. Improving reading skills early can pay dividends later in intelligence and reading level, according to reasearchers. A large longitudinal twin study in England and… Tell Me More »


Study identifies missing social skill for children who have difficulty making friends

Why is it so difficult for some children to make friends? Even children who are not popular often can develop close relationships with one or two peers. But the friendless child seems unable to find anyone who wants to get to know them better, putting that child at risk for poor mental health outcomes while… Tell Me More »

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Three follow-up strategies to keep math discussions moving forward

How did you get that?  It’s the quintessential question teachers use to start a math discussion in their classrooms. But what if the classroom discussion sputters?  What other questions and techniques do teachers use to guide their students toward a “productive struggle” with math problems and ideas? To find out, a team of California researchers collected video of classroom math discussions at an… Tell Me More »


Middle school or high school: When is best time to begin study of foreign language?

Many students could become more fluent and confident speakers of a new language if they started learning it in middle school rather than high school, according to a new study in Foreign Language Annals. Students who begin learning a foreign language in middle school have greater oral proficiency and motivation than students with similar levels of language experience who… Tell Me More »