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August 08, 2014

Voice and Choice in the Classroom

Giving students a role in determining what they learn deepens their engagement and learning.

August 05, 2014

Laugh More, Sing More, Trust More

A week of a cappella classes and a teacher who never learned to sing.

July 17, 2014

Cursive Is Ready for a Comeback

When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.

July 16, 2014

Course Access Can Expand Learning Opportunities to Underserved Students

Released today, "Leading in an Era of Change: Making the Most of Course Access Programs," highlights policies and signals an important evolution in education.

July 14, 2014

Student Entrepreneurship in Action

What does it take to get students interested in learning entrepreneurial skills?

July 12, 2014

Choosing Excellent Schools—Not Charter Versus District

Schools are not sports teams. For students, education shouldn't be a zero-sum game among adults. It doesn't have to be. Adult labels can be put aside in favor of better schools for students.

July 10, 2014

Children of Same-Sex Parents: Happy and Healthy, But Stigma Remains

Children of same-sex parents are better-behaved, healthier, and have more cohesive families compared to children of opposite-sex couples, according to a new study.

July 07, 2014

It's Time: Connecting What Students Need and What Entrepreneurs Create

By: Stacey Childress. Pull mechanism refers to things like challenges, prizes, and advanced market commitments - ways of paying for innovations based on their actual performance. This in contrast to government agencies and philanthropists making upfront investments in design and development of solutions and then "pushing" them to buyers and users. A key idea is that some sort of coordinated action on the demand side - in this instance from schools, districts, and states - will create compelling reasons for suppliers to behave differently, better, more responsively.

July 07, 2014

All Learning Is Personal: So What?

A close look at how "personalized learning" in Wisconsin puts students at the center.

July 02, 2014

Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning

Children who decide for themselves how to spend their time have more highly-developed executive function, according to a new study. And those children will go on to be healthier, wealthier, and more socially stable throughout their lives.

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