This past week, I've been struck by how differently things appear to me than to the vast majority of folks in education.

A [non-exhaustive] list of some of the names I'd like to see considered for top jobs in Trump's Department of Education.

Expertise isn't always all that it's cracked up to be.

Technology can offer personalized, more meaningful practice opportunities for students—improving long-term memory growth while reducing the burden on teachers.

Understanding the relationship between working and long-term memory helps illustrate the false dichotomy between "conceptual understanding" and "rote memorization."

Ultimately, expertise is about using working memory to deliberately practice skills and decisions in order to build long-term memory fluency.

Expert performance tends to be the product of an extraordinary amount of deliberate practice.

This week, Newark superintendent Chris Cerf stopped by AEI to talk about the state of Newark's schools and the challenges of system reform. Here are a few thoughts.

When presidential elections become winner-take-all affairs, democracy pays the price.

Catholic education has confronted many challenges in recent decades; however, Seton Catholic Schools are offering a path forward.

The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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