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February 23, 2016

7 Ways to Improve Professional Learning in the 21st Century

Schools and educators have failed to unleash the full power of technology and more often than not, it's a lack of quality professional development to blame. Here are seven ways educators can jump-start their professional learning program to get more teachers effectively using technology.

February 22, 2016

How Data Can Bring Parents and Teachers Together

Transitioning to a type of ongoing, digital conversation between parents and teachers requires some work on the front end, but the payoff is great.

February 19, 2016

Beyond 'Accountability' in Education: Multiple Accountability Theory

The word "accountability" has taken on a very narrow meaning in education policy, and, unfortunately, this meaning misses most of what happens in schools.

February 18, 2016

The Big Common-Core Lie

Though Alexander Hoffman is a fan of the Common Core, he is less than thrilled over its implementation.

February 17, 2016

The Inevitability of a Robust Federal Role in Education

Should we be surprised that people in D.C. are at risk for overreaching? Alexander Hoffman discusses.

February 16, 2016

Different Perspectives: Policymaking Versus Individual Decisionmaking

Different education policy actors have different points of view and perspectives. This is especially true for the fundamental divide between policy-makers and families.

February 11, 2016

Can New Orleans Tell Us How to Fix Schools in Detroit?

Can the New Orleans education reform help us think about what's going on in Detroit?

February 10, 2016

Is School Choice a Revolving Door?

Which students are most likely to exit their districts using school choice? Josh Cowen explores, looking at examples in Michigan and Wisconsin.

February 09, 2016

What Does New Research Say About Louisiana's Voucher Program?

According to a new study, voucher users did extremely poorly in Louisiana. But does this necessarily mean that school choice isn't working?

February 08, 2016

Did a War on Teachers Lead to New Shortages?

There's been much talk of a massive teacher shortage post-recession, but how true is this claim?

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