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Lessons on how from four pioneering districts
A review of Mary C. Bounds’ “A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led”
Stretching the cognitive limits on achievement
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Why the district has a money problem
A review of Elizabeth Green’s “Building a Better Teacher”
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EdX will release 26 free online courses covering AP and high school level material. Michael Horn has written about the challenges of making MOOCs work for high school students.
The divide between university research and craft knowledge developed by practitioners also contributes to the problem you eloquently describe in this article. If we could rotate each group into the other’s context for a year, we might see more practical research.
IntelligenceSquared recently hosted a debate on the Common Core which featured two Ed Next editors – Rick Hess and Mike Petrilli – on opposite sides.
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