The president's proposal to overhaul the e-rate program in large part prioritizes training teachers to better use technology in the classroom and providing them with more technology resources.
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New research finds that harsh punishments can help students "internalize" moral norms but that they do so at a dual cost.
May 15, 2013
At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.
March 27, 2013
A British education researcher says it's mistake to think that children need to be "constantly occupied and constantly stimulated."
January 14, 2013
With every year that passes between 5th and 12th grade, the number of students who are engaged with school declines steadily.
December 26, 2012
A new research study finds that, when it comes to student growth in mathematics, motivation and effective study skills are more important than sheer intelligence.
September 17, 2012
An interesting NPR story excavates some psychological research from the 1960s showing that teachers' expectations for students can have a profound effect on their intellectual development. Why? In a nutshell, because teachers interact differently with the kids they expect to do better: As [Harvard...
June 15, 2012
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has put $1.4 million into the development of an "engagement pedometer," a bracelet intended to measure students' emotional responses to instruction, according to Reuters. The devices, which have been tested to gauge consumers' reactions to advertising, could tel...
June 06, 2012
Concerned that the teaching profession is rife with misconceptions about the connections between brain research and learning, a number of scientists and academics are advocating increased formal training for K-12 educators in neuroscience, according to an Education Week story. Some of the ideas ment...
June 01, 2012
With more pressure than ever on teachers to demonstrate their effectiveness, professional development has become big business. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education gives districts more than $1 billion annually for teacher-training programs (and that's not including Race to the Top and School Im...