Great Teachers Can Teach More Students, Even Without Raising Class Sizes

In team-based models, schools add new paraprofessionals to teaching teams to do teachers’ administrative paperwork and oversee skill practice, project work, and digital instruction at school.

What We’re Watching: Civic Education and the Common Core

A panel at the Manhattan Institute considers declines in civic knowledge and how things can be turned around.

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Wurman Testimony on Common Core in Ohio

Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution

This testimony was presented in Ohio by Ze’ev Wurman of the Hoover Institution on November 20, 2013.

In The Best Interest Of Students: Blended Learning In Newark Charter Schools

The move to blended learning matters because learning science has long told us that students learn at different paces, have different working memory capacities, and possess different background knowledge when they enter a learning experience.

Using Blended Learning to Pay Teachers More

The power of blended learning—to let students learn individually paced basics online, so teachers can focus on personalized, enriched face-to-face instruction—can bring excellent teaching to more students, and enable all teachers to earn more.

Behind the Headline: Could Kid-Friendly Tablets Be a Bright Spot for Retailers?

Manufacturers have been hoping that kid-friendly tablet computers will gain market share, but many families seem to prefer full-scale tablets for their kids.

Scalable Way for Middle and High Schools to Increase Teacher Pay, Planning Time

Middle and high school teachers who use blended learning and lead teaching teams can earn 20 to 67 percent more, within current budgets, and without class-size increases.

ClassDojo and How Tech Can Help With Soft Skills

ClassDojo has developed digital tools that can help teachers, parents, and students improve classroom behavior, develop good learning habits, and support character development.

Gains in Teacher Quality

Academic capabilities of the U.S. teaching force are on the rise

Academic capabilities of the U.S. teaching force are on the rise

Climate Change and Value-Added: New Evidence Requires New Thinking

It is increasingly hard to sustain the argument that test-based measures have no role to play in teacher evaluations.

What Obamacare, ‘Supplemental Services,’ and Teacher Evaluations Have in Common

It brings me no pleasure to predict that the project to create rigorous teacher evaluations by fiat is likely to fail.

Uncle Sam Shouldn’t Try to Manage School Staffing

The desire to more evenly distribute effective teachers is laudable, but the feds should take care not to accidentally undermine successful schools, compromise teacher effectiveness, or drive good teachers from the profession.

The Impact of IMPACT

IMPACT is an educator-evaluation system that provides the necessary tools for teachers to improve

Toddlers and Tablets

Emerging apps take cues from learning science

Emerging apps take cues from learning science

Education Apps for Preschoolers

The best new apps will push the boundaries of early childhood development and learning science in at least four areas: executive function, creativity, number sense, and phonemic awareness.

Choice and Special Education

Schools of choice appear to be open to students with disabilities but aren’t as bureaucratically inclined to label students as disabled as are traditional public schools.

All or Nothing on Teacher Accountability

Either policymakers need to combine evaluation systems with reforms that make it plausible to fire ineffective employees, or they shouldn’t bother with high stakes at all.

Digital Learning and State Legislatures

Will digital learning fulfill its potential to create a student-centered education system? The actions of state legislatures will inevitably shape part of the answer.

Lessons in Cyberspace

Teachers adapt what they find to what their students need

Teachers adapt what they find to what their students need

Digital Roundup

States legislatures scramble to boost, or in some cases block, online learning

States legislatures scramble to boost, or in some cases block, online learning

Rocketship Education Brings Tech Closer to Teachers

Rocketship leaders will fix a disconnect they see between what happens in the online learning lab and the classroom, to give teachers more control over the students’ digital learning and further individualize the teaching.

Moving Schooling Forward: Next-Gen Grants Possess Promise

I’m excited to see many more blended-learning programs funded that don’t only provide online experiences but also project-based learning experiences as a central part of what they do.

The Trouble With Economists

It turns out that preschool programs are hard to replicate with fidelity or in such a way that each additional preschool student gets the anticipated benefit.

The Promise of Personalized Learning

Blending the human touch with technological firepower

Blending the human touch with technological firepower

Organize The Team, Then Train The Teachers

Too often in the edtech world, people claim technology would have impact if only we paid for professional development alongside it.

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