When public schools first started popping up in the U.S., they were considered secondary to other hands-on pursuits. Learning to read, write and perform basic arithmetic in classrooms was not equal to or greater than the actual work of building the nation and keeping up family farms.
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July 18, 2014
July 12, 2014
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.
June 16, 2014
After a year of research and outreach, today the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and Internet released a new report that describes a vision for an approach to teaching and learning that places the student at the center.
May 24, 2014
Educators have heard the good news this year that the United States has for the first time reached a high school graduation rate of 80%, with gains in large urban districts and among African American and Latino students as significant contributing factors.
May 16, 2014
In this final blog, Madhabi Chatterji of Teachers College, Columbia University responds to three queries with some closing thoughts and takeaways on the "Assessing the Assessments" blog.
April 07, 2014
Susan H. Fuhrman of Teachers College, Columbia University, recommends moving to a matrix sampling design for school accountability can provide good information on school progress without narrowing the curriculum.
February 10, 2014
After 17 years at the helm of Florida Virtual School and 30 years as a Florida educator, Julie Young told the board and staff last week that she was retiring.
November 01, 2013
It's still harder than it should be to create an effective sequence of learning experiences in K-12, postsecondary or organizational training. Owing to underinvestment and weak demand articulation, learning management systems (LMS) are at least five years behind the growing demand for engaging, learner-centered, competency-based experiences that result in employment (and other favorable outcomes).
October 31, 2013
Pasi Sahlberg explores a central role play has inside and outside the school context as a foundation for positive child development.
October 25, 2013
Lorna Earl argues for collective professional accountability in the teaching profession, whereby educators feel a sense of moral purpose to make a positive difference in students' lives.