Shouldn’t half a century and hundreds of studies be enough to earn Direct Instruction a little respect if education is so evidence-based?
A new study examines the effects of an experiment in which some community college students received free computers and others did not by lottery.
In the News: Inside the $28,000-a-year private school where children of tech workers learn to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk
BASIS runs a small handful of private schools in addition to its 25 public charter schools.
What will 2018 bring? I asked some experts for their best predictions on four key questions.
The next technology that could disrupt the classroom
New Research on Opportunity Culture: Multi-Classroom Leaders’ Teams Produce Significant Learning Gains
The study compared student growth in classrooms led by teachers in Opportunity Culture roles to student growth in non-Opportunity Culture classrooms.
New data allow for the most comprehensive assessment to date of student debt and default.
How school buildings affect teacher collaboration
The Dell Scholars program improves students’ year-over-year college persistence, academic achievement, and bachelor’s degree attainment.
Perhaps these studies went widely unnoticed because they contradict popular narratives about student debt that imply the loan program ought to be more generous and lenient.
We must try to set rigorous outcome-based standards for credit-recovery courses with rigorous assessments.
That so many ed reformers have steered clear of advocating for proven curricula speaks volumes about how resistant our culture is to anything that puts limits on individual autonomy.
There’s been an infuriating log-jam between those who argue technology is a distraction at best and those who argue it is an extremely positive force.
Bachelor’s degree completion gaps make it much harder to achieve a teaching force whose diversity mirrors that of the student population.
Researchers developed a hands-on curriculum and professional development lessons teaching basic physics using the popular toys, then conducted a randomized controlled trial.
Higher education today gives analysts, policymakers, and critics so much to fret about that we haven’t been paying nearly enough heed to the quality and value of the product itself.
Personalizing learning will be most powerful when it is coupled with intentional, coherent and rigorous instruction.
In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).
A review of studies that measure the causal impact of online courses.
Sara Ziemnik answers some practical questions from teachers about how she teaches history.
Rather than viewing curricular uniformity as a straightjacket, KIPP decided to build a coherent curriculum as a resource for its teachers.
How racial bias hinders student attainment
Today’s frenzied enthusiasm for computer-assisted “personalized learning” could lead us to charge into some all-too-predictable pitfalls.
A chat with Sara Ziemnik about teaching history and how to nurture open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.