A rigorously designed study out of Denmark shows that cultural activity among students is strongly (and likely causally) related to later academic success.
A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg
Why is it so rare that thoughtfully vetted instructional materials form the foundation of professional learning for teachers?
It’s too soon to declare that curriculum has made its way solidly into the ed-reform arsenal, but the evidence is mounting that it’s entering.
How teachers can navigate bureaucracy and the shoals of policy in order to make schools and systems more supportive of their work.
Instead of trying to use public policy to develop training programs for the workforce of the future, let’s instead rest our hopes on a vast array of small-scale, nimble, local solutions crafted by civil-society actors.
Students need to know that the economy constantly changes and that everyone, no matter how well educated, must be alert to trends in the demand for skills.
Textbooks are one of the most widely used educational inputs, but remarkably little is known about their effects on student learning.
Critical books offer more folly than wisdom
We need a rigorous curriculum to teach students the civics of the local and the experiential.
If a new seriousness about civic education takes root, schools may turn to the new off-the-shelf curriculum developed by the College Board.
Maybe today’s technology can finally make a progressive teaching approach more doable for teachers and students in more classrooms.
Personalized learning will not help students if they are working with content that is below their capacity.
Match Charter School, a high-performing preK-12 school in Boston, is making its curriculum available to teachers everywhere through Match Fishtank.
Why Knowledge Matters, E. D. Hirsch, Jr.’s fifth book on education, is as important as his first.
The key to creating conditions that sincerely celebrate diversity may lie in focusing the attention of our children on what makes us one country.
Content-rich curriculum drives achievement at Icahn Charter School
Accountability plans must ensure that every student gets the broad knowledge and vocabulary that remain the unacknowledged drivers of language proficiency
A broader education, including the arts, may be essential for later success in math and reading as well as the proper development of civic values and character skills,
If we believe that the school you attend should not determine the limits of the courses you can take, then states, rather than individual schools, must step in to ensure that all students can benefit from innovations in online learning to access coursework.
The sooner schools see building knowledge across the curriculum as Job One in strengthening reading comprehension, the better.
For some education reformers, other reforms seem much more important than curriculum battles. Here’s what they are missing.
Mayor de Blasio has shown a good instinct for identifying the right targets—early childhood education and reading. But it’s hard to be encouraged that either he or his chancellor knows how to hit them.
An examination of assignments given by middle school teachers appears to show that most of the work asked of students does not reflect the higher, more rigorous standards set by Common Core.