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...
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January 03, 2011
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
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December 01, 2010
A new report lays out steps policymakers can take to bring technology-based learning to every student.
November 30, 2010
Despite opposition from anti-gambling groups, one northern Virginia high school is using poker to teach math.
November 24, 2010
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
An education professor believes all students should become experts in a single, specific topic.
November 09, 2010
A program that brings babies to the classroom to encourage students' empathy could help solve the nation's bullying problem.
November 05, 2010
Naveen Jain argues that in today's constantly changing world, students' knowledge of content is not as important as their ability to learn.