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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 30, 2010

Neutralizing Students' Internalized Stereotypes

Grace Rubenstein of Edutopia writes on some remarkable research showing that periodically giving African-American students a chance to write about their personal values can significantly boost their performance across academic subjects.

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.

July 13, 2010

Wise Retirement Investment?

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas will invest in mall owner General Growth Properties Inc., which has been in bankruptcy reorganization since last year.

June 17, 2010

The Great Whiteboards Debate Rages On

Following up on a big Washington Post story on interactive whiteboards, Bill Ferriter—noted IWB scourge—amplifies the case that, for all their 21st-century allure, the digital displays essentially preserve an outmoded form of instruction: Our schools have always been defined by a culture...

June 14, 2010

And the Best High Schools in the U.S. Are...

Newsweek has released its list of the top high schools in the United States, based on how much a school's staff challenges its students.

June 04, 2010

When Students Become the Teachers

What if students were the ones teaching teachers about new technologies to be used in the classroom?

May 24, 2010

Why Spilled Oil Is Worse Than Spilled Milk

A group of 1st graders in Kansas had a hands-on lesson about cleaning up oil spills this week, with the Gulf of Mexico disaster in mind.

May 20, 2010

The Tao of Classroom Management

Ariel Sacks, on the advice of a yoga teacher, has taken to practicing mindfulness in the classroom. It's interesting stuff: When we take the time to notice things, we are creating an opportunity for ourselves to illuminate the choices we make on a regular basis, some of which we may not even be aw...

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