Is technology helping or hurting student learning? As ed tech grows to a nearly $2 billion industry, educators and parents wonder whether schools should limit screen time.
In this forum, Daniel Scoggin, co-founder of the GreatHearts classical charter-school network, makes the case for school environments that put face-to-face dialogue and inquiry at the heart of learning. In contrast, Tom Vander Ark, CEO of the advisory firm Getting Smart, argues that K–12 education is poised to transform itself through wisely employed ed-tech. ... See MoreSee Less
Many high-performing charters talk about parents as partners in their children’s education. Success Academy mandates it. The school has begun sending home “Parent Investment Cards” evaluating how well parents are meeting their responsibilities. Too far? #schoolchoice #charterschools #SuccessAcademy ... See MoreSee Less
It might be the most common mistake in education writing today: declaring that a majority of public school students hail from “low income” families, says Mike Petrilli of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Here's why. #education #edresearch ... See MoreSee Less