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Is 'grit' doomed to be the new self-esteem?
Is 'grit' doomed to be the new self-esteem?
In just a few short weeks, students in California will be taking high-stakes tests. But the tests won't just cover math, reading and science. Students will also be responding to survey statements like "I usually finish what I start," or "I can do anyth...
How can schools adapt to gentrification?
How can schools adapt to gentrification?
Come September, Satellite West Middle School, a small, troubled school in New York City, will have moved from its shared brick building in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, into a sparkling glass condominium building at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Nestled i...
The benefits of teaching in two languages
The benefits of teaching in two languages
From New York to Utah, U.S. schools have seen a steady rise in bilingual education. Dual-language immersion programs first appeared in the U.S. in the 1960s to serve Spanish-speaking students in Florida. Since then, the demand — and controversy &...
Green school enriches students and the community
Green school enriches students and the community
A middle school in Hampton Bays Public Schools in New York has bridged the needs of its students and the community. In fact, the community helped design Hampton Bays Middle School, which opened in 2008, on Long Island. The building can be used for town...