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Casting Lots for College?

Would lottery-style college admission increase minorities in academia? Read story.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Be Still

The world is scary, but coping with anxiety can help. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Teaching Students to Learn

Rather than educators "pushing out," students must be taught to "pull in." Read story.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Toxic Environments

Some of the more innocuous-seeming staples of your child's life could be hurting them. Read story.

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Good Old Summer Time

Kids should be engaged during the vacation, but not overstimulated. Jane Close Conoley helps determine where the proper balance should be. Read story.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Reading to Learn

Though many secondary students will be busy poring over standards such as Orwell's 1984 to get ready for next fall's English class, few will be doing so for their mathematics and science courses. One reason is that most students find their textbooks as accessible as the latest cell phone programming manuals. Read story.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Educational Leadership, Technology, and the Future

Education is the last pencil and paper institution in the United States, if not the world. How can that be? The most important institution in our society and we give it the least support. Rarely do we even provide our children with current technological tools. Let's move into the 21st century, provide our children with current, available learning tools, and provide our teachers with the support to offer them. Read story.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Teaching English When It's Not Spoken in the Home

"Heritage language" support can help students succeed, but teachers are far more likely to encourage such language skills if they have the proper training. Read story.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Learning What's Right with Schools

Improvement may be needed, but public schools are not as bad off as one might think. Read story.

Monday, May 14, 2007

It's Not Easy Teaching Green

Political reporter and author Elizabeth Kolbert took to the Campbell Hall stage last week to discuss the importance of environmental consciousness. Read story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Helping "Homies" Heal

Amy-Jane Griffiths, a doctoral candidate in UCSB's Clinical, Counseling and School Psychology department, provides options for how the Santa Barbara community can cope with and prevent gang violence. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Do We Trust Teachers to Improve Education?

Tine Sloan, acting director of the Teacher Education Program at UCSB's Gevirtz School discusses the hurdles would-be teacher must overcome just to teach in California. Read story.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Teasing: A Real Problem and Solutions

Dr. Collie Conoley discusses teasing, which some studies show may be a more important part of children's formative years than some adults realize. However, with the right tools, even the most easily teased youngster can turn teasing into a productive experience. Read story.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Doubting Illness: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Though once thought a rarity in American minds, research has showd that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is more common that most realize. Fortunately, help exists from those plagued by unwanted thoughts. Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2007

When Less Really Is More!

The Gervitz School's Professor Jane Close Conoley examines how children's interaction with toys can affect their outlook on life. Parents buying their children presents too often, Close Conoley argues, could also be endorsing a "gimme gimme" mentality that eventually yields materialistic adults. Read story.

Monday, January 29, 2007
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