If a new seriousness about civic education takes root, schools may turn to the new off-the-shelf curriculum developed by the College Board.
Here are my best arguments for why education advocates should invest their time and political capital in pensions, as opposed to everything else they might want to work on.
While the overall picture regarding online higher education is mixed, some new papers present some cause for optimism, especially if we can figure out ways to successfully monitor and certify the quality of online education.
We may just be employing more teachers who fall into career stages with high turnover.
The NCTM released a statement warning of the challenges math teachers can face when schools rely too heavily on open educational resources.
The areas of practice, demonstration, and feedback are where technology really supports learning.
Experts tend to forget just how much they’ve absorbed into long-term memory, so when they train novices, they tend to leave out a large amount of important information.
Open education is a crucial means to organize and transform the work of faculty, teachers, librarians, independent scholars and learners.
It is a mistake to demand that online credit-recovery courses require the same time and effort as regular courses.
Technologies today offer the promise of extending the impact of the instruction, tutoring, and mentoring of a terrific teacher so that she can coach, tutor, or instruct hundreds with the same energy she once expended reaching only five or twenty-five.
In St. Louis, a substantial boost to pension benefits did not boost teacher retention.
As the hype around virtual reality in education swells, new developments show that the movement may have some staying power this time around.
Earlier this month the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) released a report with the worrying title, “A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.”
Maybe today’s technology can finally make a progressive teaching approach more doable for teachers and students in more classrooms.
Rather than seeing technology as either a threat to or poor substitute for teachers, we need to determine how best to use technology to enhance teachers’ capabilities.
Somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of all new teachers are hired after the school year begins.
Personalized learning will not help students if they are working with content that is below their capacity.
Everybody is scared to touch special education, much less fundamentally alter it.
Online learning allows educators to reach students from anywhere in the country and experts to supplement traditional teaching,
Match Charter School, a high-performing preK-12 school in Boston, is making its curriculum available to teachers everywhere through Match Fishtank.
Policymakers have few useful tools to screen out “bad” teachers from the profession. The current screening tools are doing little more than unnecessarily limiting the supply of new teachers.
Why Knowledge Matters, E. D. Hirsch, Jr.’s fifth book on education, is as important as his first.
At least three distinct theories have been proposed about how moving away from a majority-white teacher workforce would be beneficial for students of color.
Are U.S. schools over-identifying children for special ed based on their race or ethnicity? The best-available studies find that the opposite is occurring.