Behind the Headline: Children of Married Parents More Likely to Do Extracurriculars, Survey Shows

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Children of Married Parents More Likely to Do Extracurriculars, Survey Shows
12/11/14 | Ed Week

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Was Moynihan Right?
Spring 2015 | Education Next

According to a report from the Census Bureau, children who live with two married parents are much more likely to participate in extracurricular activities than children living with two unmarried parents or children living with single parents.

Fifty years ago, the Moynihan report took a close look at the rising number of African-American children being raised by single mothers, and at the consequences for these children in later life.  In a new article for Education Next, Princeton professor Sara McLanahan and Harvard professor Christopher Jencks examine changes in family structure for both blacks and whites over the past 50 years. They analyze the effect of these changes on the educational attainment and other life outcomes of the children raised in single parent families.

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What Computer Science Education Can Tell Us About The Future Of Schools

By 12/11/2014 1 Comment

Some of the pedagogical models we see emerging in computer science may be a harbinger of not just what we need to teach in the 21st century, but how we may come to teach it.

Who Needs the Law When You Have OCR?

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The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights lacks any reasonable legal foundation for its adventures in educational management.

Introductory Comments to “Education for Upward Mobility” Conference

The genesis of this conference was a feeling that we in the education-reform movement might be overly focused on college as the pathway to the middle class, and not focused enough on all of the other possible routes.

inBloom’s Collapse Offers Lessons For Innovation In Education

By 12/10/2014 0 Comments

inBloom, a non-profit that offered a data warehouse solution designed to help public schools embrace the promise of personalized learning, collapsed and has ceased to exist, as privacy concerns from interested parties mounted over a period of many months

New Education Next Articles on the State of the American Family

By 12/09/2014 0 Comments

For the next three months, Education Next will be running a series of articles on the state of the American family to mark the 50th anniversary year of the publication of The Moynihan Report.

Predictions and Predilections for a New ESEA

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would show America that bipartisan governance is possible, even in Washington.

Dispelling Five Falsehoods About Newark’s School System

By Guest Blogger 12/08/2014 0 Comments

Having served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education from 2011 to 2014, I have had an inside view into efforts to improve Newark’s struggling school system.

Behind the Headline: Principals’ Group Latest to Criticize ‘Value Added’ for Teacher Evaluations

By 12/05/2014 2 Comments

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has given preliminary approval to a resolution against the use of value-added analysis to evaluate teachers.

Pension Debt Crowds Out Other School Spending in Michigan

By 12/05/2014 0 Comments

In Michigan, school funding has increased, but schools aren’t seeing much of the money. Instead, most of the funding increases are going toward paying off the state’s retirement debt.

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