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May 09, 2014

Science Museums in the Digital Age

Museums can be exciting new hubs of learning for students, especially when using digital tools, explains a new webinar.

November 12, 2010

Seat Time: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?

A new study argues that technology can play a key role in letting students advance through their education as they master skills and ideas, rather than after prescribed periods of "seat time."

July 12, 2010

Monday Reading Roundup

The Washington Post explores the Gates Foundation's impact on education; The Hechinger Report explores the dropout crisis, and the NGA's new chairman announces a focus on college completion.

February 12, 2010

Chatting About Charters

Curriculum Matters co-author Erik Robelen will appear on the Kojo Nnamdi Show this coming Monday to discuss charter schools.

January 27, 2010

Bill Gates' Letter Focuses on Teaching, Online Learning

Bill Gates zeroes in on teaching, online learning, in his annual letter.

November 12, 2009

A Student Sows the Seeds of Innovation

A student from Oakland, Calif., launches a project to transform farming in India.

October 29, 2009

Student Debates Linked to Gains in Urban Achievement

African-American students who took part in debates were more likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be college-ready, a new study finds.

October 08, 2009

President Obama: Astronomer-in-Chief

President Obama talks science, and star-gazing, at the White House.

September 16, 2009

Common Core Critiques '21st Century Skills' (and the Partnership Responds)

The organization Common Core, which calls for giving students strong grounding across academic disciplines, has organized an open letter critiquing the program put forward by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and calling for the group to revise its goals. That letter is signed by some big na...

June 01, 2009

Innovation: Filmmaking and Literacy

Students from the Silver Spring International Middle School got a chance to see films they'd made in an elective class at school on the big screen this morning at a film festival at a local movie theater. The movies were made as part of the class, "Lights, Camera, Literacy!," that is taught in 15 ...


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