• Summer reading: It schools the mind

    Languid summer days are near at hand. For students finishing the traditional academic year, time — free and fallow — beckons. But as days slip into weeks and months, something else accrues alongside rest and refreshment: a skills drop-off that erodes learning gains. Low-income students are most at risk. Unlike…

  • School Bill Teaches a Fallacy

    Expect to see stories soon that celebrate the economic bonanza created down at the beach this summer by a new law moving the start of school. They will repeat a fallacy.