Theater provides a model for engaged, authentic learning, but few of the supports for this kind of learning are available in regular school, writes Jal Mehta.
A new study finds that school stratification and segregation has an effect on how students attribute their success and failure, and ultimately their performance.
A school in Springfield, Massachusetts, works after the 2016 election to help students and staff understand themselves and their place in this changing world.
During this political transition, giving students real material to engage with and supporting them to do work that matters to them will help them become ethical adults who contribute to a better world.
Schools can promote democracy--and build academic skills--by engaging students in consequential projects that contribute to the public good, says Ron Berger of EL Education.
An initiative under way in ten states will enable schools to make learning more relevant for students and close the skills gap.
Instead of reforming the current inequitable system, states need to redesign education systems to enable all students to become prepared for college, career, and citizenship.
As Senators begin to question Betsy DeVos, the nominee to be U.S. Secretary of Education, they would do well to listen to students about what matters in schools.
Managing information and acting on information are two distinct strands of work that must interlock. An initiative by New Visions for Public Schools and a partner high school shows how that can be done.
Well-designed project-based learning engages students with peers and with their community, which helps them build their knowledge and skills and enables them to solve problems that are personally meaningful.