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March 23, 2015

Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell

After receiving the Global Teaching Award, renowned educator Nancie Atwell made remarks discouraging prospective teachers from entering the profession and criticizing the effects the common core has had on education.

March 23, 2015

Common Core Foe Sen. Ted Cruz Enters GOP Presidential Race

Senator-turned-presidential candidate Ted Cruz's education platform could be described, in a nutshell, as Not Jeb Bush.

March 12, 2015

Arne Duncan on Standards, NCLB, and Why He Avoided PARCC Protesters

At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.

March 05, 2015

Professor: Common Core Teaches Students That Murder Isn't Wrong

A professor argues that public schools are failing to teach students the difference between fact and opinion, resulting in moral apathy among young people.

February 26, 2015

Digital Game Found to Boost Students' Ability to Argue

Playing Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy can improve students' argumentation skills, according to a new study from ETS and GlassLab.

January 07, 2015

What's Next? Pundits Offer Education Predictions for 2015

As 2015 begins, education experts and journalists offer predictions about the coming year.

January 02, 2015

Smarter Balanced Field-Test Data Show Large Score Gaps Among Students With IEPs

Between 64 and 77 percent of students with disabilities scored at the lowest level on the tests, which are given in math and English/language arts.

January 02, 2015

Jeb Bush Steps Away From His K-12 Advocacy Group With 2016 Run Looming

The former Florida governor is stepping away from the group he founded in 2008 that has grown to be one of the most influential K-12 advocacy groups in the country.

December 22, 2014

President Obama's Ed-Tech Record: Sizing Up Its Impact

President Barack Obama touted the benefits of educational technology often last year, but how much influence has he actually had on moving digital learning forward?

December 19, 2014

Creative Student Projects Synthesize Learning

Why ask kids to take a test when they can a movie and masterfully show synthesis of many skills and content at once? AP Literature and Composition students tasked with showing their knowledge of satire create short movies to tie in technology skills, writing skills and reading skills. Peers provide feedback.

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