Education

The education section will provide helpful tools to assist with learning as well as news and information that will affect students and teachers in the class room or virtual learning spaces.

Random entry RSS

  • Posted in:

    Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools – an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former doctoral […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Dr. Seuss and Literacy: 60 Years of ‘The Cat in the Hat’

    CHICAGO — Sixty years ago this March, Dr. Seuss put a hat on a cat and revolutionized children’s literature. “By rearranging simple words into whimsical, outlandish tales, Seuss made reading fun for children,” said Roxanne Owens, associate professor of elementary reading at DePaul University. When children find joy in reading, they’re more likely to practice […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    A Trust Gap May Hinder Academic Success for Minorities

    AUSTIN, Texas — Middle school students of color who lose trust in their teachers due to perceptions of mistreatment from school authorities are less likely to attend college even if they generally had good grades, according to psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Child Development. Low expectations from […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Four Social Work Practice Models

    By Brian Engard  To best assist clients as they work to overcome whatever challenges they are facing, a social worker must employ proven techniques. Different clients have different needs, and each of the following techniques approaches social work from a slightly different perspective. Social workers can choose the technique that best resonates with them, and […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    5 Social Work Theories That Inform Practice

    By Brian Engard Learning the theories behind psychological practices can be a valuable tool for any social worker. Understanding why people act the way they do can be a step toward helping them break bad habits and exhibit behavior that helps them succeed in life. Popular Social Work Theories Social workers should familiarize themselves with […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Educators Must Reach Out to Minority Students to Close Education Gaps

    More students are graduating high school than ever before, with recent studies suggesting that 82 percent of high school seniors during the 2013-2014 school year earned their diploma. Subsequently, college going rates have also increased across the board, which helps to fulfill a primary goal of President Obama’s educational platform. Although colleges and universities have […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Cultivating Resilience in Children

    I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of childhood resilience. In fact, this inquisitiveness led me to a career in child psychology and the non profit sector working with the world’s most disadvantaged children. I’ve made it my life’s work to understand how trauma affects children and help them to cope with it. The curiosity […]

    Read more