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Research Spotlight on Homework

So, what's appropriate for homework? What benefits can be expected? What makes for good homework policies? Research doesn't have all the answers, but a review of some existing data yields some helpful observations and guidance. How Much Homework Do Students…

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Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy

Lessons, Activities, Learning Games & Other Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy Use these resources to supplement your curriculum and help students gain the financial literacy skills they’ll need to manage their financial resources effectively throughout their lives. Standards National Standards…

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Research on Parental Involvement in Learning

The report, a synthesis of research on parent involvement over the past decade, also found that, regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to: Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level…

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How Poverty Impacts Education: Facts

Education reform has been a hot topic in recent years, and leaders across the political spectrum have championed measures such as increased testing and results-based evaluation of teachers and school districts. But one of the most pervasive problems affecting public…

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Grammar Resources

A Word of Advice: Grammar is not Math We've selected the sites on this list because on the whole, we think they're pretty good. But "rules" in writing - unlike, say, rules in Newtonian physics - are not written in…

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Coping With Stress Guide: for Parents, Students, School Personnel

Everyone—adults, teens, and even children—experiences stress at times. Stress can be beneficial by helping people develop the skills they need to cope with and adapt to new and potentially threatening situations throughout life. However, the beneficial aspects of stress diminish…

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Writing Tips: Strategies for Overcoming Writer’s Block

What Causes Writer's Block Writer's block is often caused by conflicted feelings. We want the writing to be perfect and we want the paper done as soon as possible. We know what we know but we don't know what our…

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Writing Tips for Thesis Statements

Defining the Thesis Statement What is a thesis statement? Every paper you write should have a main point, a main idea, or central message. The argument(s) you make in your paper should reflect this main idea. The sentence that captures…

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How To Succeed In College

194 Powerful College Success Tips for Students No doubt, college is a formative time for all of us, regardless of when or where you’re attending school. But, it’s also a big opportunity to set yourself up for success in life…

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57 Health Benefits of Going Vegan

While many vegans do feel passionately about animals, its time for others to see that a vegan diet and lifestyle go way beyond animal rights. Following a healthy, balanced vegan diet ensures a host of health benefits as well as…

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