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May 22, 2013

Post-Testing, School Goes Outside the Core

There's been a lot of talk lately about how rigid standards and the focus on testing have—and will continue to—impede teachers' creativity in the classroom. However, this morning at The Inspired Teaching School in Washington, teacher creativity was in full effect.

May 15, 2013

PD Program Targets Cross-Curricular Reading and Confidence

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.

May 09, 2013

Viral Video: Teacher Unappreciation

According to Gawker, this high school student who tells off his history teacher is from Duncanville, Texas. The speech he gives on his way out the door, above his teacher's impassive "Bye"s, is both harsh and unpredictably eloquent.

May 08, 2013

Media Multitasking: The New Marshmallow Test

In a Slate article, Annie Murphy Paul describes the growing concern, backed by new research, that students retain less when they engage in media multitasking during learning.

May 01, 2013

Tips on Inspiring Student Curiosity

In a recent Time article, Annie Murphy Paul writes that curiosity is what "drives us to keep learning, keep trying, keep pushing forward."

March 27, 2013

Researcher: It's OK for Kids to be Bored

A British education researcher says it's mistake to think that children need to be "constantly occupied and constantly stimulated."

January 14, 2013

Gallup: Student Engagement Drops With Each Grade

With every year that passes between 5th and 12th grade, the number of students who are engaged with school declines steadily.

December 27, 2012

Educator: Math Teachers Need Creative License

An educator warns that the centrality of standardized tests in math—particularly vis-a-vis teacher evaluations—may reduce the flexibility teachers' need to engage students in the subject.

December 26, 2012

Study: Student Motivation, Study Strategies Trump IQ for Learning Gains

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.

December 21, 2012

How Much Does an 'A' Cost?

Almost half of parents pay kids at least $1 for getting an A," reports the Wall Street Journal, citing a July poll conducted for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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