Celia R. Baker
Recent Articles by Celia R. Baker
Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:42 pm MST
As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, the Christmas season becomes more challenging for school administrators. Santa Claus is not immune to the controversy.
Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 1:16 pm MST
A new Gallup Student Poll shows that most students start elementary school with enthusiasm, but become less and less engaged throughout junior high and high school. Why?
Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 3:30 pm MST
Results of a key international assessment of 15-year-old students around the world show no improvement for the U.S.
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:57 pm MST
Computer science jobs are plentiful and well paid and can offer career flexibility and chances to work from home. So why do so few women choose to study computer science?
Published: Sunday, November 24, 2013 4:01 pm MST
In the Information Age, some educators rank the ability to use and program computers alongside reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic as basic life skills children should learn.
Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:48 am MST
The most recent carbon monoxide leak at a U.S. school sickened 44 Utah students and teachers. Connecticut and Maryland are the only states that require carbon monoxide detectors in schools.
Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:30 pm MST
New test results show reading proficiency of U.S. children remains frustratingly low, limiting futures for children and raising costs for society. The launch of innovative programs may help.
Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:35 am MST
U.S. students improved slightly in reading and mathematics proficiency, according to The Nation's Report Card, an assessment of students in all states that happens every two years. Is improvement happening fast...
Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 3:06 pm MST
The Minerva Project is an ambitious attempt to create an elite university for the 21st century while remaking the higher education model.
Published: Monday, November 4, 2013 5:33 pm MST
A well-designed "gap year" between high school and college can help students make the most of college once they get there.