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July 22, 2014

A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools

A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.

July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Change the Structure of Schools

When we take a mandate and push it into our existing structure, we follow, but do not create a structural shift as we accept new practices. We need a new structure within which these changes can flourish.

July 16, 2014

Exit Exams Need Overhaul, Report Says

A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.

July 11, 2014

Education Department Launches $3 Million Evaluation of Khan Academy

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million randomized control trial to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, the now-ubiquitous online-learning site that popularized the "flipped classroom" model.

July 10, 2014

Happy Atoms and Math Games: New Ed Businesses Win Federal Seed Money

The U.S. Department of Education's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language and other areas.

July 09, 2014

New Jersey Adopts Common Science Standards

On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.

July 09, 2014

U.S. Teenagers Really Don't Know the Value of a Dollar, Global Test Shows

A majority of U.S. 15-year-olds can recognize a bill for services, but they struggle to understand most financial concepts, finds the first test of financial literacy in the Program of International Student Assessment.

July 01, 2014

Eight States Explore Flexible Career-Education Pathways

Eight states in Jobs For the Future's Pathways to Prosperity network are working to find better ways for students to succeed academically while also being trained for high-need career fields.

July 01, 2014

Values-Based Leadership: Goochland County Public Schools

Most of us spend more than 1/3 of our day at work and if you are going to spend that much time in one place, then you will never truly maximize your own leadership potential unless the organization aligns to your personal values.

June 27, 2014

How Can Teachers Leverage Student Peers?

A new research review finds potential benefits for students working with peers in tough classes.

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