In a recent post on the University of San Diego’s blog, Edward DeRoche points out the widening academic gap between boys and girls: “Girls are reading better than boys … and the pattern is giving girls a life-long advantage. Boys are lagging behind girls on standardized reading tests in all 50 states. In Virginia and New Hampshire, middle school girls […]
Did you know that, according to nobullying.com, one in four kids has been the victim of online bullying more than once? This and other disquieting statistics …
How not to get into college: Attend a university’s campus information session for prospective students and, during the presentation, tweet disparaging and expletive-laden comments about your fellow attendees.
This week we completed a monumental project: Critical Educational Outcomes: Model Standards for Academic, Social, Emotional, and Character Development.
A recent article in The New York Times takes a look at whether or not New York’s smaller public schools are more effective than their larger predecessors.
A recent article in Education Week sheds some light on our nation’s bullying epidemic as it relates to children with autism.
A recent survey showed that while teachers and administrators both believe school climate is important, their perspectives differed on how much was actually being done to improve students’ social and emotional growth.
A recent survey of 23,000 high school students conducted by the Josephson Institute garnered front page attention from USA Today this week and revealed some encouraging news on the youth of America.
CHARACTER COUNTS! was recently featured in SEEN magazine’s Fall 2012 issue. SEEN, which stands for the Southeast Education Network, is dedicated to addressing the important issues that face educators that live and work in the southeastern United States. The article, “Character Education and Bullying – Is Character More Important Than Ever?” (written by CC! editors Steve Nish and David Gawkowski), […]
Just about everyone who texts tends to at least occasionally use shorthand and a variety of abbreviations for words. But, does this shortened language of “text-speak” have a negative effect on students’ grammar skills? According to a recent study, it sure does, reports Education Week. Researchers at Penn St. University surveyed 228 6th, 7th and […]