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It’s no secret that the United States—once the leader in public education—has slipped well below a number of other countries in performance and outcomes. The problem, says Marc Tucker, president […]
Research shows that when students are engaged in a lesson, they learn and retain more. Ivan Kaltman, a school-based occupational therapist and former fourth-grade teacher, worked with many disadvantaged students […]
Do mobile devices belong in the classroom?
Most states have struggled for several years to address teacher shortages, often filling the vacuum with underprepared educators who aren’t able to give children the high-quality learning they need. These […]
When it comes to engagement, there are few who know more than Gallup. Valerie Calderon, senior consultant at the organization known for its public opinion polls and research analysis, says […]
School districts around the country are experimenting with starting classes later to allow students to get extra sleep. While some dismiss the idea as pampering, Nathaniel F. Watson says there […]
What if education could be better—for students and for educators? Katie Martin says it can be, when educators replace traditional teaching models with a collaborative, creative environment that empowers learners […]
If there is one thing district and school administrators are familiar with, it is the uncertainty of state allocations and operating budgets, especially during times of financial difficulties. One way […]
Blended learning is poised to transform education as we know it. We know the what and the why, but it’s not often we learn how. In their book,Blended, Using Disruptive […]
Benedict Carey was, by his own admission, not a good student. It wasn’t that he didn’t study. He did. But he didn’t retain enough of what he studied to do […]
We all want our children to succeed in life after school in profitable, rewarding careers, but Vince Bertram believes our education system falls far short of preparing them to pursue […]
The number of U.S. students who come from low-income families has long been the metaphorical elephant in the room when it comes to education funding. But, according to a new […]
Vanessa Rodriguez knew there was more to teaching than producing test-ready students. Feeling constricted by a system that evaluated teachers not on personal performance but on student outcomes, she had […]
As a writer, Warren Berger asks a lot of questions. It’s how he forms the ideas that he conveys in his work for a variety of publications, including Fast Company, […]
Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED talk, “How Schools Kill Creativity,” still ranks as the most watched video of the series, viewed more than 30 million times. In that presentation Robinson […]
Leslie T. Fenwick has been praised as “a fearless voice in education on behalf of communities of color.” As dean of the School of Education at Howard University in Washington, […]
When Elizabeth Rose’s teaching job was cut, she was presented with two options: leave the profession or substitute in a different Manhattan public high school each week. Rather than give […]
Once used to reflect successful memorization of facts and figures, the process of grading has transformed into a near meaningless code, often fogged by a variety of factors that have […]
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