Girls First — Boys Being Left Behind?

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...

Facts and Figures About Cyberbullying

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 ...

Students With Ugly Digital Footprints Need Not Apply

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....

Character Education in the News

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...

Does Texting Hurt Kids’ Grammar?

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...