The Rise of Alternative Education: Charter Schools

The main difference between charter and traditional public schools is autonomy. Charters are free to pursue alternative curriculum approaches and can focus on specific fields of study, such as art and technology. 

The College Conundrum: What Else is There?

It is usually expected that young adults automatically attend college the fall after completing high school. But this brings up an important question: Is college the only option for young adults after high school?

The State of Professional Development

Teacher professional development trainings should be a time to share ways to help kids succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. But are they?

Trends in Pre and Post Pandemic Reading Levels

I would argue that most teachers have a results-first approach to teaching reading. This is not completely their fault, as our educational institutions perpetuate it by forcing them to think in terms of quotas rather than actual learning.

The (Hidden) Price of a Diploma

Does a college diploma put young adults ahead of the pack, or does the debilitating student debt put them farther behind?

COVID Speech Delay in Kids

” … As adults, this is a relatively short period of our lives; but for young children who have been born in the last few years, this is all they know. These are some of the most crucial years in a child’s overall development.  This leads us to wonder: Has the pandemic impacted the speech and language development of young children?”