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(Deseret News) The reviews are in for the new SAT — and they’re mixed

My article “The reviews are in for the new SAT — and they’re mixed” appears in Deseret News. Here’s the lede: When she took the SAT in March, Karissa Cloutier, a high school junior in New Hampshire, was one of the first students to take the newest iteration of the test, originally the Scholastic Aptitude […]

(Deseret News) The integration of arts into STEM sounds like a no-brainer, but some not so sure

My article “The integration of arts into STEM sounds like a no-brainer, but some not so sure” appears in Deseret News. Here’s the lede: In spring 2013, Susan Riley used Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky’s geometric paintings to teach Maryland public school students how to measure acute and obtuse angles. Students watched dance choreography and identified […]

(Deseret News) Graduates of elite law schools are more likely to land on their feet after job loss

My article “Graduates of elite law schools are more likely to land on their feet after job loss” appears in Deseret News.

Happier students tend to have higher GPAs

My article “Happier students tend to have higher GPAs,” which reports on recent research from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, appears in Deseret News. Here’s the lede: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And when deprived of his happiness, his grades are liable to suffer, according to new research from […]

Study: Hearing about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills

My article “Study: Hearing about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills” appears in Deseret News.

Special-needs policies can be a tug-of-war for parents, teachers and administrators (Deseret News)

Negotiating for a child’s needs with teachers and school administrators can be the Wild West. And the context surrounding those tug-of-wars appears to be increasingly common, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an 18-month period in 2003 and 2004, 7.8 percent of U.S. children were diagnosed with Attention […]

Could Minecraft help kids get smarter?

When Rob Patrick’s then 7-year-old son Riley started asking to play Minecraft two years ago, the Edmonton-based radio morning show host and his wife had no idea what he was talking about. After asking around and doing some research, they decided Minecraft was much better than most of the other gaming alternatives because it was […]

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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