Journalism

“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.

Unraveling the Myths Around Reading and Dyslexia, Edutopia

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.

Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think, MindShift

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?

For Digital Natives, Appreciating Shakespeare's Words with Performances, MindShift

Traditional instruction often goes along with teaching Shakespeare, but some educators are finding new ways to engage the young, digitally-oriented brain.

What Do Students Lose by Being Perfect? Valuable Failure, MindShift

In a new book, parent and educator Jessica Lahey asks parents and teachers to back off and let kids fail.

A History in Which We Can All See Ourselves, Edutopia

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.

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?, Edutopia

As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype.

Nashville Confronts SEL Resistance Head-On, Edutopia

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.

Finland’s Education System Isn’t Perfect—But We Can Still Learn from It, Bright Magazine

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.

Discovering that Your 18-Month-Old is Using an iPad in Preschool, The Atlantic

Should there be “screentime” at daycare and preschool? And if yes, how much is too much?