The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.


An argument for training U.S. teachers to be skilled researchers in the classrooms.


A new report from NCEE calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance.


Continuing his series on education research, Marc Tucker argues that the United States should use industrial benchmarking to learn about the characteristics of effective education systems.


How is it possible that America has the largest educational research establishment in the world yet mediocre student achievement compared to the top performing countries?


Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.


Marc Tucker interviews outgoing NEA President Dennis Van Roekel about his career and how teaching and teachers' unions have changed.


Why the current incentive structure for school leaders does not support the goal of substantially improving student performance.


How the reading strategy debate in New York City underscores the importance of developing highly competent teachers with good leadership skills.


Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.


The opinions expressed in Top Performers 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.

Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Most Viewed on Education Week

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments