The key to creating conditions that sincerely celebrate diversity may lie in focusing the attention of our children on what makes us one country.
Colorado has done the right thing in making the teaching profession at least somewhat contingent on performance. The state should create a retirement system that matches that expectation.
Breakthrough innovations come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old processes.
The fragmented teacher labor market has implications for how we think about improving teacher preparation, not to mention how school districts go about hiring new teachers.
The shift from a veteran-dominated profession to one more heavily tilted toward newcomers implications for calculating average teacher salaries.
A forum by Tom Vander Ark and Greg Richmond
Advocates of today’s defined benefit teacher pension plans claim that these plans encourage workers to stick around and devote their lives to the profession, but there’s not much evidence that this is the case.
Traditional pension benefits aren’t portable. When a teacher moves to a new state, her previous service years don’t automatically rollover for free. Instead, she starts back at zero.
Pensions are eating further and further into state and local education budgets, eating up dollars that could be spent on lots of other things, especially higher education.
Content-rich curriculum drives achievement at Icahn Charter School
Cutting-edge model capitalizes on blended learning to take personalization further
An interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher of AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma
An excerpt from “Blended” by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker
The new generation of teacher evaluations have the potential to strengthen instruction, make teaching more attractive work, and raise student achievement on a wide scale—if states and school districts stay the course on reform.
Accountability plans must ensure that every student gets the broad knowledge and vocabulary that remain the unacknowledged drivers of language proficiency
Most families have not embraced full-time online virtual learning as an answer to their particular circumstances or values.
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,
A new study looks at teacher evaluation results in 19 states that have adopted new evaluation systems since 2009.
Our Blended Learning Universe school directory features more than 300 profiles of schools. We’re hoping that the directory can offer guidance to states and districts by illustrating what is happening on the ground inside actual schools.
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.
This week, President Obama announced that he would call for a $4 billion dollar commitment in his 2017 budget to bring computer science education to K-12 schools nationwide.
Today’s research reinforces Coleman’s findings
How much do we know about a teacher before they enter the classroom? What about after they’ve been teaching a few years? Is any of this information strong enough to act on?
In both the movie and the school reform world, advocates of modernity can be snootily proud of their creations and dismissive of the tools of older generations.