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May 02, 2013

What Your Students Will Need to Get a Job at Amazon

This Wall Street Journal interview with a recruiting director for Amazon.com has some K-12 pertinence (in a trickle-down kind of way).

February 08, 2013

Are Schools 'Boy-Averse'?

A new research study looks at why boys tend to get lower grades than girls.

January 28, 2013

Will Digital 'Textbooks' Change Teaching?

Comprising videos, customizable assignments and activities, and test-administration functionality, the latest generation of digital textbooks seem, according to those in the know, less like textbooks than entire courses in and of themselves.

January 24, 2013

Seattle Teacher Explains Test Protest

In an op-ed published last week, Jesse Hagopian, a teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle explains why he and his colleagues are refusing to administer the the Measures of Academic Progress benchmarking exam.

January 04, 2013

Latest Curriculum Craze: Making Stuff

A Huffington Post article says that, in a kind of backlash against the test-driven curricula that have prevailed in many schools over the past decade, there's a growing interest among educators and parents in giving kids more hands-on, experiential learning projects. One example of the reported move...

December 28, 2012

Debating the Common-Core Nonfiction Requirements

Educators dissect the language in the Common Core State Standards requiring teachers to assign more nonfiction texts.

December 07, 2012

History Teachers Closing the Textbooks

On the 71st anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, an article poses questions on on history teaching in schools.

November 30, 2012

Friday Video Break: 'The Art of the Metaphor'

TEDEducation has been putting together some very cool short lesson videos combining animation with instruction by high-profile educators.

November 19, 2012

The New Flavor of Math Instruction

At a locally organized TEDx conference in Costa Mesa, Calif., last month, former Los Angeles teacher Nigel Nisbet explained how he turned chocolate bars into geometry problems to get kids hooked on math.

October 30, 2012

Real-World Lessons From Hurricane Sandy

Schools are closed across the East Coast today as cities and towns recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, now considered one of the worst storms in U.S. history. For educators in other parts of the country looking to give students some perspective on the events of the past couple of days...

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