“It’s rare to see education reporters incorporate science into their writing so effectively and clearly…Korbey has an ear for strong quotes…The writing is a notch above, and the [interviews of] families and teachers … are insightful.” —Education Writers Association judges
The Reading Wars: Choice vs. Canon, Edutopia
English teachers are wrestling with how to navigate the increasingly contentious terrain between student choice and assigning the classics.
Teachers are seeking new training to understand the brain science around dyslexia, the most commonly reported disability among children.
The Power of Being Seen, Edutopia
How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
Since digital reading is still in its infancy, for many adults it’s hard to know exactly what the issues are—what’s happening to a young brain when reading online?
Traditional instruction often goes along with teaching Shakespeare, but some educators are finding new ways to engage the young, digitally-oriented brain.
In a new book, parent and educator Jessica Lahey asks parents and teachers to back off and let kids fail.
Educators are finding ways to tell a richer history of America—responding to the demands of an increasingly diverse student body.
New Times Call for a New Civics, Edutopia
After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.
As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype.
A social and emotional learning initiative gains traction, meeting the needs of a changing city.
School Lunches are Too Short—and That’s a Problem, Bright Magazine
Rushed eating can affect kids’ health and create food waste. A growing movement is fighting to give kids more time at the table.
A Boston elementary-school teacher moved to Finland and discovered some of the root causes of the so-called “Finnish Miracle,” and compared them to American education systems.
Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career, Bright Magazine
Knitting and crocheting require mathematical thought. A growing movement hopes to use these crafts to interest girls in the sciences.
The Challenges of Identifying Dyslexia in Students, MindShift, Education Writers Association award finalist
This award-nominated, six-part investigation takes a look at how dyslexia, the most common learning disability, is often misdiagnosed, untreated and ignored in many schools.
Should Preschoolers Have Homework?, The New York Times
A race for “skills” has some preschools assigning worksheets to the barely potty-trained.
Should there be “screentime” at daycare and preschool? And if yes, how much is too much?