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Dean Benbow’s Columns for The Tennessean

Where a child lives can affect chances of success – February 12, 2014

New research suggests kindergartners perform better when challenged with advanced content – January 23, 2014

Gifted students need more attention – January 9, 2014

Education remained a hot topic in 2013 – December 19, 2013

Teachers often victims of violence – December 5, 2013

Positive school climates can reduce bullying – November 21, 2013

Students take ownership, find success – November 7, 2013

We must invest in pre-k options – October 24, 2013

Teacher salaries should reflect needs of schools – October 9, 2013

Charter schools a challenge – September 26, 2013

We must walk fine line when it comes to testing – September 12, 2013

Two schools of thought on new Metro Nashville grading policy – August 29, 2013

Government, educators can work together – August 8, 2013

Routine is key in back-to-school transition – July 25, 2013

Homeless children need more attention – July 12, 2013

Oasis Center supports work of schools by helping children – June 27, 2013

Idea that college is unnecessary isn’t smart – June 12, 2013

Common Core will help provide boost to students – May 23, 2013

Summer of fun need not preclude learning – May 8, 2013

Touch screens offer learning potential, parental challenges – April 24, 2013

Atlanta test-score scandal illustrates difficulties of education reform – April 11, 2013

Preschool effects greatest for those who need it most – March 27, 2013

Success of universal preschool plan depends on quality – March 14, 2013

Coordinated effort can help boost struggling schools – February 28, 2013

Scholars show little consensus on benefits of vouchers – February 14, 2013

Dropout prevention efforts need to begin early – January 31, 2013

Nashville can be ‘it’ for education – January 17, 2013

Charters that fail must pay the price – January 3, 2013

Murdered Sandy Hook teachers were heroes – December 20, 2012

Most see U.S. educational system as world leader – December 6, 2012

Parents can help in fight against bullying – November 8, 2012

Romney, Obama differ on education ideology – October 25, 2012

Gifted children often don’t get the challenge they need – October 11, 2012

Early childhood education in U.S. is trailing behind other countries – September 27, 2012

Quality Pre-K is more than just academic content – September 12, 2012

When reading gets tough, the tough get reading – August 30, 2012

Algebra really is worth the effort – August 15, 2012

Steps to getting back into school routine – August 2, 2012

Nashville’s new school calendar may heat up learning – July 19, 2012

Children can learn outside the classroom – July 5, 2012

Charter school studies find good, bad results – June 20, 2012

Arts education is key component of development – May 31, 2012

Summer learning options affordable – May 18, 2012

Mentors play critical role in teacher preparation – May 2, 2012

Parents’ role for college needs to be more advisory – April 19, 2012

Parents can help students in many ways – April 5, 2012

Successful school leaders know: People come first – March 23, 2012

Parents should look for these 3 things in a great school – March 8, 2012

A talk can reveal teacher’s qualities – February 23, 2012

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