An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.
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June 03, 2014
June 02, 2014
The students allege that they have lost hours, days, and months of education because of the lack of resources in their schools.
May 16, 2014
As the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education arrives, a report has been released by the Journey 4 Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led organizations, which declares corporate education reform a civil rights fraud.
May 15, 2014
Earning a college education is something that is a double-edged sword for the nation's youngest adults and for some of their parents too. Society dictates that some form of secondary education is an absolute must for lifetime success but the cost associated with earning those credentials is debilitating. The Washington Post reports that the average college student will graduate with $25,000 in debt. With over $1 trillion in outstanding loans, student debt outweighs credit card debt and is exempt from bankruptcy protection.
April 30, 2014
In our words and actions, we must represent the good in America. We must hold the doors open to those who have found them closed. That's what educational leaders are called to do.
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
April 16, 2014
Education, corporate and philanthropic leaders from around the world who met in Essex, NY at a two-day Summit believe that many colleges will be unrecognizable in another decade and that unless millions more low-income students attain college degrees we face a global economic crisis.
April 11, 2014
A Pennsylvania district has agreed to better meet the needs of its English-language learners, under pressure from the office for civil rights.
April 10, 2014
It was a Texan, Diane Ravitch, who rallied teachers when it seemed like public schooling was condemned to its Alamo. Now, it may be a Texan, John Kuhn, who points the way out of the educational civil war launched by data-driven reform.
April 06, 2014
The current reality is that black and Hispanic youth are more likely to be suspended, educated in schools with less experienced teachers, and are less likely to take more rigorous classes in high school than their white peers. Although we may acknowledge poverty exists, do we truly know what cost it extracts?