April 20th, 2012

Race & Gender Bias in How Teachers Perceive Math Ability

This week’s Freakonomics blog says: “A disheartening new study by Catherine Riegle-Crumb and Melissa Humphries finds that teachers discount the math skills of white females, even when girls’ grades and test scores indicate a comparable level of skill.” The blog post is here, and the research paper, Exploring Bias in Math Teachers’ Perceptions of Students’ […]

January 27th, 2012

Cluster Grouping to be Piloted in Groton, MA

A story this week on the Nashoba Newspapers website describes a pilot program for advanced learners in the district of Groton-Dunstable, MA. The new program utilizes the teaching practice of Cluster Grouping. The article, titled “New pilot program will better address needs of gifted students at G-D“, is by Pierre Comtois. Here’s an excerpt:

December 20th, 2011

Some Advanced Learners at Greater Risk for Substance Abuse

A newly published report in the British Medical Association’s Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health concludes that high childhood IQ may increase the risk of illegal drug use in adolescence and adulthood, even after accounting for socioeconomic and psychological factors. The article is titled: Intelligence across childhood in relation to illegal drug use in adulthood: […]