Emily Ann Brown

Data-driven decision-making continues to be a focus of schools and districts. An American Productivity & Quality Center survey reveals that educators want to make better sense of the data that they currently collect and use for evaluation and accountability purposes. Read more>>

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The Washington Post

We could design financial education more closely aligned with the financial needs and choices of average Americans, and divine a way to deliver it at the exact right moment. But until we do, kids would be much better off spending more time in ordinary math classes rather than financial-education courses. Read more>>

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While he was an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, John Urschel simultaneously pursued his PhD in mathematics at MIT. “So often, people want to divide the world into two,” he observes. “Matter and energy. Wave and particle. Athlete and mathematician. Why can’t something (or someone) be both?” Request a copy. Read more>>

The New York Times

Although many students learn about the historical struggles to desegregate schools in the civil rights era, segregation as a current reality is largely absent from the curriculum. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

District administrators want to adopt collaborative teaching models, but according to a RAND Corporation survey, only 31 percent of teachers have time to work with their peers. Northern Cass School District #97 in North Dakota and Metropolitan School District in Indiana found ways to expand opportunities for teacher collaboration. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable—and absolutely necessary. Read more>>


A new National Education Policy Center report looks at K-12 personalized learning and finds that there are many reasons for school districts to think twice about embracing this trend. Computer technology often comes with an presumption of unbiased objectivity; however, software is written by humans, and it reflects their biases, assumptions and culture. Read more>>

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