## A Collection Of Clues To America's Educational Past

### Sunday, November 02, 2014

If you walk past Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter robe, ride the elevator up four floors, above the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and a family of four visiting from Cincinnati, Ohio, you'll find yourself in a long hallway that vaguely resembles a hospital walkway.

The fourth floor of ...

## So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids

### Thursday, October 30, 2014

In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.

Our yearlong project, 50 Great Teachers, launched this week with this story about how the ancient world's greatest teacher lives on ...

## The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

### Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

## The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

### Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

## Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass

### Thursday, October 09, 2014

Let's start with a little word problem. Sixty percent of the nation's 12.8 million community college students are required to take at least one course in subject X. Eighty percent of that 60 percent never move on past that requirement.

1. Let Y = the total percentage of community ...

## How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

### Thursday, September 18, 2014

So you finally get the chance to meet one on one with your child's teacher — now what?

Like a good Boy Scout, be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework before a parent-teacher conference can make a big difference.

The Harvard Family Research Project's Tip Sheet for Parents ...

## 'A' Is For Apps: Teachers Share Top Digital Tools Of The Trade

### Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nestled between Julia Auster's fantasy football app and Facebook Messenger is a relatively new bucket of apps: the education tools she uses in the French classes she teaches at Robert Adams Middle School in Holliston, Mass.

Auster isn't alone.

With more students bringing their own tech into the ...