Deborah Yaffe

How K12 is outwitting anxiety

Last fall, a national problem arrived in Superintendent Richard Scaletta's corner of rural northwestern Pennsylvania. Principals in the General McLane School District began reporting unprecedented levels of misbehavior: students in frequent and severe distress, sometimes kicking, biting or throwing things.

No more zeros in K12 education

One education researcher calls it "the academic death penalty": A grade of zero on a 100-point scale, a mark that spells disaster for a...

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