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June 30, 2015

Marva Collins, Famed Chicago Educator, Stressed Potential of Low-Income Students

Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.

June 17, 2015

Study: Students Learn Better When Lectures Come With Visual Aids

The study digs into why students would be better at a lesson based on when they get visual assistance.

June 15, 2015

Teachers' Feedback Can Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

A new study from Vanderbilt University concluded that teachers' feedback on math problems hinders students who have a grasp on the concept but could significantly help those who still don't understand.

May 28, 2015

Grant Wiggins, Who Inspired Shifts in Classroom Instruction, Dead at 64

Grant Wiggins, the educator and "Understanding by Design" author who helped usher in a new pedagogical approach to classroom instruction, died Tuesday. He was 64.

May 12, 2015

Principles for Effective Teaching Outlined by Psychologist Group

A report from the American Psychological Association lays out 20 psychological principles that teachers should know, as well as practical advice for using each one in the classroom.

May 07, 2015

How Do Teachers Get Creative? A Study Investigates

A new study from Michigan State University attempts to understand one aspect of great teaching by focusing on how some educators use creativity to inform instruction.

April 24, 2015

So Your 4th Grade Class Was Chewed Out by Lawmakers

A number of states are getting on board with requiring that students pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate, but for a crash course in civics education, nothing beats interacting with real-life legislators.

April 23, 2015

Teacher Develops Curriculum to Deepen Digital Understanding

Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.

April 14, 2015

Study: Sharing iPads Beats 1-to-1 Programs for Improving Student Learning

A new study suggests that students could learn better by sharing iPads than in 1-to-1 programs, especially in early grades.

April 13, 2015

Bigger Classes for Better Teachers? Not So Fast, Report Says

A recent report suggested that districts could cut costs by increasing salaries for effective teachers who are willing to take on larger classes, but a review of that report says that the idea has significant flaws.

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