Recent Articles by Nicole Shepard
Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:02 pm MDT
New study finds that fourth and fifth graders need more reading instruction than previously believed.
Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:16 pm MDT
A survey of 29 countries found that American principals think that more than 60 percent of students are disadvantaged, which may harm education quality.
Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 11:43 pm MDT
The high school class of 2014 saw more dropouts than that of 2013 because of new exit exams and course requirements.
Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 11:50 am MDT
New research puts American teens at the lower end of the spectrum for financial literacy. Research sparks debate over education reform.
Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 9:47 am MDT
AP classes have endured scrutiny over the last few years, causing students, parents and admissions officers to ask if they're still worth it.
Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:38 am MDT
Summer is prime time for kids to slip behind in reading, math and science. Here are some ways to help prevent that.
Published: Friday, July 4, 2014 8:59 am MDT
New research runs against the grain of popular belief, saying that helping your kids with homework is detrimental to their education.
Published: Friday, July 4, 2014 8:12 am MDT
Four adjunct professors come forward as the culprits behind grade inflation.
Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 2:52 pm MDT
Special-education students fall behind at an unprecedented rate since the widespread implementation of Common Core standards.
Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:02 pm MDT
Education reformers are asking for the U.S. to follow the teacher qualifications found in Finland and Singapore.