Education Book Review

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By Anne E. Das — August 14, 2007 1 min read

Education lingo from “abecedarian” to “zone of proximal development.”

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Tricks for memorizing facts in a wide variety of subjects.

Assesses the intelligence of a controversial test.

A physician and single-sex education advocate details the reasons behind the “boy crisis,” among them schooling practices, video games, and ADHD medications.

Perspectives on life and education from young people in the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States.

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An education scholar compiles research on charter schools, private schools, and voucher programs.

Building on their “Understanding by Design” curricular framework, the authors tackle school reform.

A history of the merit-pay initiative, with lessons learned.

A longtime education professor returns to her roots as a high school English teacher.

The troubles and triumphs of an elementary school working to turn itself around.

A one-room schoolhouse brings learning and comfort to Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

A warts-and-all look at New York City’s Stuyvesant High School.

A version of this article appeared in the August 15, 2007 edition of Education Week