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July 21, 2014

Make or Break, Why Middle School Math Counts

How do we increase motivation, build persistence, support the transition into a more independent educational experience, and prepare for future success?

July 21, 2014

U.S. Ranks Low for Innovation in Education

The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.

July 20, 2014

U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education

The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.

July 16, 2014

Course Access Can Expand Learning Opportunities to Underserved Students

Released today, "Leading in an Era of Change: Making the Most of Course Access Programs," highlights policies and signals an important evolution in education.

July 14, 2014

Game-Based Learning, Dashboards Get Business Funding from Feds

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

July 10, 2014

Design Thinking: A Human-Centered Approach to Innovation in Education

We tend to think first about the needs of the system and create solutions from there. But what if we looked first to the needs of people, and then designed ways the system could meet its goals by serving these needs?

July 09, 2014

Beyond the Bubble Test: Why We Need Performance Assessments

Last spring, while millions of American students were bubbling in answers to multiple-choice questions on the ubiquitous tests that determine school and teacher ratings, student promotions, graduation, and college admissions, some students were meeting a higher standard. At the Urban Academy, a second chance high school in New York City that is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, Gemma Venuti completed the set of research papers that were part of her graduation portfolio — and defended them before a committee of teachers, students, and experts from outside the school.

July 07, 2014

Separating the Best Education Apps From, Well, the Rest

College faculty at Marian University have created a method for judging education apps by research standards.

July 07, 2014

It's Time: Connecting What Students Need and What Entrepreneurs Create

By: Stacey Childress. Pull mechanism refers to things like challenges, prizes, and advanced market commitments - ways of paying for innovations based on their actual performance. This in contrast to government agencies and philanthropists making upfront investments in design and development of solutions and then "pushing" them to buyers and users. A key idea is that some sort of coordinated action on the demand side - in this instance from schools, districts, and states - will create compelling reasons for suppliers to behave differently, better, more responsively.

July 03, 2014

Incentive Prizes Can Be Designed to Generate Education Solutions, Report Says

With more than 350 prize-based challenges at the federal government level, public schools can innovate through challenges with prizes, too.

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