Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.
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July 28, 2014
July 12, 2014
Summer's halfway over, but there's still plenty of time to do a little professional reading. Here are my picks for this summer.
July 03, 2014
Dennis Van Roekel says today's reform efforts aren't working, are too test-dependent, and that there are more productive ways to boost teacher quality.
June 16, 2014
After a year of research and outreach, today the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and Internet released a new report that describes a vision for an approach to teaching and learning that places the student at the center.
June 13, 2014
Is it OK for young students to portray violent images in their art?
June 10, 2014
Psychology professors Sian Beilock and Daniel Willingham offer suggestions for how teachers can help decrease the effects of math anxiety.
June 05, 2014
Meier: It is galling when rich people in the ed policy field tell me that class size doesn't matter-and pay a lot to send their kids to schools with half as many students per class as urban schools.
June 03, 2014
Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.
May 27, 2014
Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.
May 22, 2014
Independent schools extol and cleave to their mission statements, and I'd like to see an organization, or a series of events, whose stated purpose would be to bring educators together across all sectors to build and fortify, to lift some language from the #PubPriBridge statement of purpose, "a mutual commitment 'to make the waves that raise all boats'" and to "direct these waves toward helping all students in all schools rise higher, think more deeply, and become more engaged and active citizens."