Is it possible to craft education policy that takes into account the value of serendipity in learning?
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February 01, 2015
October 19, 2014
A new documentary short film, "Crenshaw," shows how top-down reform policies such as school reconstitution can do more harm than good for students and the community.
October 15, 2013
What is the influence of Big Money on education, even at places like Yale, where even a giant gift represents only a relative drop in a $20.8 billion endowment bucket? Put more edgily, don't big gifts tend to come with agendas and expectations, even if the expectations are carefully masked by words of openness and pure intention?
August 22, 2013
Charter school teacher salaries in DC, a push to create charters in Kentucky, an audit of a Pa. charter school, and a critique of a charter school study topped headlines on the independent public school sector this week.
July 15, 2013
A lawsuit in Washington state, scrutiny over the performance of charter schools and voucher programs, and a new charter association top the school choice headlines.
June 26, 2013
Charter school performance nationwide has improved since 2009 but varies widely by state, according to a new Stanford University study.
June 25, 2013
Charter school students are outpacing their regular public school peers and doing about the same in math, the study found.
March 13, 2013
Design thinking dovetails neatly with STEM goals and unites the various precepts of "21st-century learning" with relevance and the fostering of creativity; it's also a perfect fit with the "maker" movement.
February 28, 2013
Charter schools in Massachusetts outperformed regular public schools there, with Boston-area charters making significant gains in math and reading, a new report finds.
February 08, 2013
The Center for Education Reform calls the recent CREDO study about charter schools' growth and replication "highly misleading."