The distracted student mind — enhancing its focus and attention

Due to the constant temptation to check their smartphones, today’s students are spending less time focused on their schoolwork, taking longer to complete assignments, and feeling more stressed in the process. Just how big of [...]

Student discipline: The shame of shaming

A review of policy documents from nine leading charter management organizations reveals support for disciplinary practices that entail the shaming of students. By Joan F. Goodman  The ancient practice of shaming in school — remember [...]

For teachers, a better kind of pension plan

Public school teachers deserve a compensation system that puts them on a secure path toward retirement. Right now, that’s not what they have. By Marcus A. Winters Teachers unions often defend defined benefit (DB) retirement [...]