In researching “Getting thoughtful about the thinking gap,” Elisabeth Anderson talked to Diana Senechal, a former New York City public school teacher who is writing a book that addresses the topic.
On a winter Monday morning in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, the expressions on Linette Arroyo’s second graders’ faces matched the grey day outside. Hunched over their desks inside P.S. 24, they lifted their pencils and waited for the next word. “Hope,” Ms. Arroyo said. “I hope it doesn’t snow again. Hope.” Little hands rushed to scrawl Read more »