What We're Reading...

posted Nov 5, 2015, 9:06 AM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 2:09 PM by ]
Here are a few articles from around the web that have recently caught our attention.

From Education Week
Schools Enlist Parents to Bridge Cultural Barriers
Maxine Nguyen used to think getting her four children to school and making sure they finished their homework was enough. "From my culture, we usually leave it to the teachers to deal with education," said Nguyen, of Kent, Wash., who came from South Vietnam at more

Carol Dweck Revisits ‘The Growth Mindset’
For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say “secretly” because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in professional journals—and there it stayed. read more

From BeyondChron
Should Schools Dump Hot Dogs?
Hot dogs, pepperoni and other processed meats are back in the news again as the World Health Organization issued a report linking consumption of these school lunch staples to increased risk of cancer. read more

From Education Dive
What are therapeutic schools and how are they benefiting low-income students?
Rigid structure. High admission fees. A largely white, wealthy student body. The phrase “therapeutic school” might bring to mind images of troubled teen boot camps, private boarding schools, or residential in-patient treatment facilities doubling as schools. read more