A battle in Indiana over who is qualified to teach the dual-enrollment courses meant to yield college credit for high school students.
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.
Collectively, states face $1.4 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, and $500 billion of that is due to teacher pension debt.
Platforms, projects, wraparound services and assessments will all be in the news.
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
Machines can’t imitate acts of heroic teaching, but with the help of performance-augmenting technologies, teachers will have an unprecedented ability to impact their students’ lives for the better.
State and federal policymakers have embraced the idea that prospective college students need better information on earnings outcomes for individual colleges and programs of study.
The research on “what matters” when it comes to a child’s academic success has been clear for decades: more than anything else that a school can control, the classroom teacher matters most.
We need a rigorous curriculum to teach students the civics of the local and the experiential.
We can’t expect teachers to reach every single student effectively at scale without somehow reconfiguring teachers’ existing workloads.
The system is spending time and effort rating teachers using criteria that do not have a basis in research.
Mainstream adoption of blended learning will come not from policy reform but from persuading the people who work at the ground level in education.
An innovative program of wrap-around support services known as Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) boosts graduation rates.
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.
Despite obstacles, innovative new programs expand access
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.
Providing the right mix of financial aid and non-financial supports to the students who need them most is a better idea than eliminating tuition for all or most families.
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.