June 2014

NYT: What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

By |2014-06-04T16:00:00+00:00June 4th, 2014|

Michael Mabry In The Age of Technology, the Human Element is More Important than Ever. According to Maria Konnikova of the New York Times, hand writing is an important part of brain development and literacy. Konnikova states "Cursive or not, the benefits of writing by hand extend beyond childhood. For adults, typing may be a fast [...]

May 2014

NY Times: For Schools, Long Road to a Level Playing Field

By |2014-05-21T16:27:00+00:00May 21st, 2014|

A classroom schedule in Tempe, Ariz. Many reports have highlighted a persistent gulf in test results between the rich and the poor. CreditJim Wilson/The New York Times According to the New York Times, "socioeconomic background explains 15 percent of the variation in the performance of American students, far more than in high-performing countries like Finland, Japan [...]

NY Times: Who Gets to Graduate

By |2014-05-20T18:42:00+00:00May 20th, 2014|

Vanessa Brewer  Credit Bill McCullough for The New York Times According to a recent New York Times article, "More than 40 percent of American students who start at four-year colleges haven’t earned a degree after six years. If you include community-college students in the tabulation, the dropout rate is more than half, worse than any other country [...]