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.
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A review of “Addicted to Reform” by John Merrow
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Ten tips for school districts from an industry insider
The need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump
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Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
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Launching a coherent curriculum in a local-control state
How can community colleges better serve underprepared students?
A review of “Lower Ed” by Tressie McMillan Cottom
An inside look at learning and assessment at Western Governors University
A review of “The Vanishing American Adult” by Ben Sasse
Debating Antonin Scalia’s record on race and education
In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote surprisingly few opinions in education cases, and even when he did, he seldom mentioned education.
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Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
A review of “Dream Hoarders” by Richard V. Reeves
Summit charter network shares its model nationwide