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.
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April 07, 2014
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.
October 23, 2013
Elena Lenskaya offers a sobering lesson in the unintended consequences of standardized testing--teaching to the test and learning to the test.
October 22, 2013
Patrick Griffin makes a case for 21st century skills as a necessary component in student learning. He argues that technology has fundamentally changed how students learn and interact with information, and that education systems needs to transform to meet the demands of today's society.
October 13, 2013
Helen Janc Malone introduces the theme for this week - equity and educational justice.
October 11, 2013
Gabriel Cámara discusses the power of tutorial networks in changing instructional practice and shaping national elementary and middle-grades education policy in Mexico.
October 07, 2013
Louise Stoll reflects on how taking a stand-up comedy course helped her improve her instructional practice. She challenges us to be open to new ideas and try experiences that push us and challenge our thinking. And, she reminds us to practice new skills and keep refining them.