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January 14, 2015

Lessons From Toronto: Increasing Achievement in a Large Urban School System

Toronto has all of the complexities, instability, and turmoil of big city school board and union politics, but has shown strong academic performance relative to other cities. So its successes are very relevant to US educators.

January 13, 2015

Analysis Finds Costly Consequences for Many TEACH Grant Recipients

More than a third of TEACH grant recipients to date have defaulted on their commitments.

January 09, 2015

What Information Do We Need to Grade Teacher Preparation?

Right now, that question is at the heart of disagreements over teacher-preparation policies.

January 08, 2015

Education for Sustainable Development: Learning to Live Together

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) employs approaches that are learner centered, problem based, and focused on real-world contexts. Manitoba is leading the way.

January 05, 2015

Teacher-Prep Regs Too Costly, Higher Ed. Groups Say

The higher education lobby claims the new rules are too expensive.

December 19, 2014

The Booming Business of English-Language Learning: Dollars Don't Always Make Sense

International students and their families bring millions of dollars not only to U.S. higher education institutions, but also the communities they are located in. But do we provide these students with the supports they need to succeed in our system?

December 17, 2014

New Tennessee Chief Has Deep Teacher-Preparation Background

Candice McQueen has won plaudits for her work leading Lipscomb University's teacher-preparation efforts.

December 12, 2014

Three Things You Need to Know About Teaching U.S. History From a Global Perspective

While on the surface, it may seem that U.S. history is one of the least global of all subject areas, America's past is inextricably tied to that of other nations.

December 08, 2014

Higher Academic Standing Seen Among Recent New York Teacher Hires

New York is drawing more of its teachers from the top-third of scorers on the SAT exam, and fewer from the bottom third of the pool.

December 04, 2014

Duncan's Hammer: Test Scores

But then we see the typical Duncan flaw in the policy; testing data included where they don't belong, and the threat of reduced funding as a potential consequence for low scores.

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