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January 10, 2011

Can Textbook Errors Enhance Learning?

After the Washington Post exposed dozens of errors in Virginia history textbooks, several districts removed them from schools to prevent the impairment of learning. But Post ed columnist Jay Mathews thinks the mistakes would actually enhance learning. "We might even encourage publishers to salt the...

January 10, 2011

New Ed. Book: 'Teach a Man to Fish' Is So Yesterday

Will Richardson highlights a new book co-authored by innovationist John Seely Brown, "A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change."

January 03, 2011

How Lady Gaga Is Helping to Teach the French Revolution

Two teachers in Hawaii have found a way to make lessons about centuries-old people and events relevant to their high school students: Teach them to the tune of Lady Gaga. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Amy Burvall, a history teacher, and Herb Mahelona, a technology curriculum coordinat...

December 02, 2010

I'm a Proud Student of an Honor Roll Parent

Should parents be graded just like schools and teachers?

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 30, 2010

Should Poker Be Allowed in Schools?

Despite opposition from anti-gambling groups, one northern Virginia high school is using poker to teach math.

November 24, 2010

Does TFA Have the Corner on the Teacher Job Market?

A Baltimore City teacher blames Teach for America for her difficulty finding a job, and says the program "pretends to have the solution."

November 10, 2010

Making Students Experts, in Something, Anything

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

November 09, 2010

Can Babies Cure Bullies?

A program that brings babies to the classroom to encourage students' empathy could help solve the nation's bullying problem.

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.

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