Author

Tom Loveless

    Author Website: http://www.brookings.edu/experts/lovelesst?view=bio


    Author Bio:
    Tom Loveless is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Loveless’ research focuses on education policy and the politics of educational reform.


Articles

The Curriculum Wars Live On: Two Contemporary Flash Points

An excerpt from ‘What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools’

Blog Posts/Multimedia

Homework Horror Stories

Recent stories in the popular press have featured children burdened with an enormous amount of homework, three hours or more per night. Are these students’ experiences typical or rare?

03/27/2014

What Do We Know About Professional Development?

Teachers who seek to improve their own practice are primarily guided by common sense, intuition, word of mouth, personal experience, ideologically laden ideas about progressive or traditional instruction, the guidance of mentors, and folk wisdom—not a body of knowledge and practice that has been rigorously tested for its efficacy.

02/19/2014

Attention OECD-PISA: Your Silence on China is Wrong

Shanghai has a school system that excludes most migrant students, the children of families that have moved to the city from rural areas of China. And now for three years running, the OECD and PISA continue to promote a distorted picture of Shanghai’s school system by remaining silent on the plight of Chinese migrant children.

12/12/2013

Ability Grouping, Tracking, and How Schools Work

It’s heartening to note that as the use of ability grouping is increasing a new generation of researchers is bringing sophisticated statistical techniques (and open minds) to bear on questions involving both ability grouping and tracking.

04/08/2013
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