Today’s frenzied enthusiasm for computer-assisted “personalized learning” could lead us to charge into some all-too-predictable pitfalls.
A chat with Sara Ziemnik about teaching history and how to nurture open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.
The Core Knowledge Foundation has released a free online social studies curriculum for grades 3 to 5.
Debating the wisest use of technology in the classroom
As we sober up from the tech-infused party of the past 20 years, we should think about what should come first in our schools: shaping not just our students’ ability to persevere and solve difficult problems but also their character—their empathic connection with others, their capacity to see our shared humanity, and their ability to problem solve with others for a common good.
The emerging generation of educational technology has the power to accelerate learning productivity in ways we can scarcely imagine. If we can ensure that students are connected to it through the help of teachers, a natural balance between online and offline experiences will develop.
States have been very active in passing laws about CTE. They now need to step up and support research that can help ensure these new initiatives are successful.
New data from the Census Bureau show that the high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, and that the reduction has come alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment.
The overlap in the population between those applying to college and those with a criminal record is bigger than many realize,
The Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General released a faulty audit of a highly innovative model that complies with both the spirit and letter of the law.
Can machine learning unlock the keys to great teaching?
Why are the unions not more concerned about a new study finding that 28% of district teachers miss more than ten days of school for personal and sick leave?
Research shows that racial and ethnic minority students are less likely to be identified for special education than white students when you take other student characteristics into account.
28.3 percent of teachers in traditional public schools miss eleven or more days of school for illness or personal reasons.
An excerpt from Pathways to Reform: Credits and Conflict at the City University of New York
Ten tips for school districts from an industry insider
A survey of school leaders that found they were spending 19 days a year on superfluous paperwork due to the state’s new teacher-evaluation system.
The New York Times ran an interminable front-page piece on Sunday raising doubts about the ethics and propriety of teachers who promote commercial products.
Robert Pondiscio joins Marty West to discuss the curriculum-driven reform efforts led by the Louisiana Department of Education.
Step into any college lecture and you’ll find a sea of students with laptops and tablets open, typing as the professor speaks.
What do students learn from field trips to see live theater? As it turns out, quite a lot.
We need more nimble systems that can accommodate flexible and timely progression decisions based on clear learning objectives, transparent definitions of proficiency and a strong embedded formative assessment system.
The 2017 Education Next poll asked the public, parents, and teachers what share of teachers at your local public school are excellent, good, satisfactory and unsatisfactory.
Susan Payne Carter talks with Marty West about her new study which found that students whose professors banned laptops and tablets from class outperformed students whose professors allowed the devices.
The editors of the Economist lay down several key precepts that are very much worth keeping in mind as we move forward.