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April 15, 2014

Become Storytelling Leaders

We need storytellers who can bring together the hopes of parents and the dreams of their children and the gifts of learning and joys of friendship into the experience of schooling. We need generous storytellers who can let the success story in my school become the story of your school also.

April 14, 2014

A Better Way to Teach Division?

A Florida researcher says elementary teachers need to reconsider the way they're teaching basic division.

April 08, 2014

Use of Digital Tools Rises, but 'STEM' Gender Gap Persists, Survey Finds

A new survey reveals the need for classroom innovation beyond the implementation of digital tools for enhanced student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, careers. Twenty-nine percent of high school boys said they were very interested in pursuing a career in STEM areas while only 19 percent of girls had the same ambition.

April 07, 2014

Model 'Inclusive' STEM High Schools Share Common Traits, Researchers Say

Innovative technology use, project-based learning, and real-world partnerships are among the common traits shared by exemplary open-enrollment STEM high schools, researchers found.

April 07, 2014

Designing a State Accountability Program: Part I

Marc Tucker lays out his vision for an effective state accountability program including strategies to address low-performing schools.

April 02, 2014

Why Does STEM Learning Have to Be 'Real World'?

Why is there so much emphasis now on making STEM learning in particular mimic the real world? And why don't we talk about all subjects this way?

April 01, 2014

Let's Put Coding on the Table

Those who are in the wonders of coding, technology, and the maker movement, are an excited bunch. What they develop and offer students is important and relevant.We need to bridge the gap, come together, and make sense of all of this now.

March 28, 2014

Desperate Times for Schools in the City of Brotherly Love

High school students from Philadelphia won a national STEM competition, prompting reporter Benjamin Herold to reflect on the state of public education in his adopted hometown.

March 28, 2014

OECD: Poverty Explains 46% of PISA Scores

Paul B. Ash of Lexington Public Schools, Massachusetts responds to Iris C. Rotberg and warns that international exams may measure student knowledge and skills on an international basis, but they were not designed to measure the factors that contributed to student success within a nation.

March 27, 2014

Science Teachers Favor Males in Class, Study Finds

Two Illinois researchers found a way to gauge high school students' thoughts and feelings at precise moments during science class—and in doing so uncovered some alarming differences between the way male and female students experienced instruction.

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