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October 25, 2013

How Far Should Student-Centered Learning Go?

A Wired magazine story looks at the effects of a "radical new teaching method" in which teachers stop direct instructing and start posing problems for students to solve. Could the approach lead, as one educational researcher posits, to teacherless schools?

October 24, 2013

Group Asks Congress to 'Mix It Up at Lunch,' Too

On Oct. 29, some 6,000 schools will reportedly be participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day, an initiative that encourages students to break out of their habitual social patterns and sit with someone new at lunch time. This year, the group behind the idea is asking Congress to participate as well.

October 17, 2013

Survey Attempts to Gauge Student Satisfaction

200 high school students participated in a survey about Oregon public high schools that seeks to give students a voice in education reform in the state.

September 25, 2013

Calif. Enacts Law to Help Kids Salvage Online Reputations

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislature designed to give teenagers a little more control over their online personas.

September 18, 2013

Kids Today: The Social-Media Menace

Experts say adults need to take a more active role to curb kids' abuse of social-media services.

September 06, 2013

Herzog Film on Texting and Driving Coming to High Schools

If you're a high school teacher and find yourself with 35 minutes to fill, you might want to consider showing renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog's new documentary about the dangers of texting and driving.

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Head Off Strike With New Contract

With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.

August 15, 2013

Share Your Favorite Back-to-School Photos

It's the start of the school year. And Education Week wants to see what back-to-school looks like through your eyes.

July 22, 2013

Can Girls Make Boys More Generous?

In a recent New York Times opinion piece about research finding that women have a "warming effect" on men, making them more inclined to generosity, author Adam Grant describes what he sees as the implication for classrooms.

June 26, 2013

A Teacher Reflects on 'Collective Failure' With Boys

In an article in The Atlantic, a New Hampshire teacher describes what she perceives as "rotten" in the state of boys' education.

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