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December 01, 2010

Toward Digital Learning for All

A new report lays out steps policymakers can take to bring technology-based learning to every student.

November 10, 2010

Making Students Experts, in Something, Anything

An education professor believes all students should become experts in a single, specific topic.

November 05, 2010

Molding Student Brains in the Tech Era

Naveen Jain argues that in today's constantly changing world, students' knowledge of content is not as important as their ability to learn.

October 28, 2010

The Misrepresentation of Science

The scientific method portrays science as a clean, linear process, when in reality it's a creative and social endeavor, says one blogger.

October 20, 2010

History Lessons

The Washington Post's Jay Mathews reports on an "Expectations of Integrity" code distributed by AP History teachers at a Virginia high school that essentially restricts students from using any resources outside of their course textbook and other classroom materials. The code bans students not only f...

September 29, 2010

Middle School Increases Class Sizes, College Style

A Texas middle school has modeled their classrooms after colleges, replacing a traditional one-teacher class with large, 75-student lecture courses being taught by between five and nine teachers.

August 31, 2010

Getting Serious About 21st-Century Skills

Education policy writers Andrew J. Rotherham and Daniel Willingham argue that the 21st-century skills movement, despite its obvious relevance to the needs of today's students, risks devolving into a mere fad if reformers don't devote more attention to the infrastructure (both organizational and intellectual) of teaching and learning.

August 19, 2010

A Curriculum Just for Boys

A new boys' middle school in Berkeley, Calif., has structured its curriculum around the principle that young boys tend to be energetic and always on the move.

August 17, 2010

Old School

Kirsten Olson, author of Wounded by Schools, wonders why the "industrial model" of schooling so stubbornly persists despite being commonly seen as dysfunctional and outmoded.

August 02, 2010

The 'Thingification' of Teaching?

In an interesting piece on The Huffington Post, the writer and psychologist Thomas Moore (of Care of the Soul fame) argues that education in our country is oriented too much around the aquisition of "things"—i.e., "filling our minds with stuff"—and not enough around personal development:

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