Beverly Cleary, beloved children’s author, dies aged 104

From theguardian.com Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died. She was 104. Cleary’s publisher HarperCollins announced Friday that the author died Thursday in northern California, where she had lived since the 1960s. No cause of death was given. Trained as a…

Why Common Core failed

By Tom Loveless for brookings.edu More than a decade after the 2010 release of Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics, no convincing evidence exists that the standards had a significant, positive impact on student achievement. My forthcoming book next month—“Between the State and the Schoolhouse: Understanding the Failure of Common Core”—explores Common Core from the initiative’s promising beginnings…

Ask Dr. Blank:My child who has serious reading problems is in fourth grade. The school thinks he may have dyslexia. Where should I send him to school?

Your question implies that you are in the fortunate situation of having the option of placing your child in a choice of schools. If that is the case, there are many advantages in having them attend a school that specializes in teaching children with learning disabilities. It is, of course, essential to check out the school (e.g., by visiting it,…

Why Schools Need to Change:Finland Meets Civil Rights

By Jal Mehta and Krista Galleberg Since the beginning of the No Child Left Behind era, there has been a schism between what you might think of as the “Finland folks” and much of the civil rights community, particularly its policy and legal advocates. In this post, we explore what is valuable about each approach to education reform, why they…

The 11 extremely common grammar mistakes that make people cringe—and make you look less smart: Word experts

By Kathy and Ross Petras for cnbc.com No matter what type of work you do, good grammar is relevant for all organizations, and it can make a big difference in your career path. As Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, an online repair manual company, wrote in a Harvard Business Review article, “if job hopefuls can’t distinguish between ‘to’ and ‘too,’ their applications go into the…

25 Fun and Educational Shows For Kids Who Love Animals

By Jamie Kenney for romper.com Before we become adults who love watching adorable animal content on YouTube and TikTok, we were children who loved animal shows wherever and however we could get them. And if history has repeated itself in your home, we’ve found 25 amazing and educational TV shows for kids who really like animals. And, honestly, in the vast…