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April 16, 2010

Bribery Pays

A Harvard economist shares the results of his recent work--the largest-ever study of financial incentives inside the classroom.

March 29, 2010

Teacher Fakes Shooting for Sake of Science

A science teacher in the U.K. faked his own death on his school's playground for a science project, but not all student witnesses were in the know.

March 19, 2010

Jon Stewart vs. Texas Board of Education

The debate over the Texas Board of Education's adoption of new social studies guidelines has kicked up a flurry of coverage in the national media--most of it not very positive.

January 22, 2010

Students Visit 'Reality Town' for Life Lessons

A Missouri school district is giving 500 high school freshmen a three-day crash course in "real life skills" to demonstrate the correlation between good grades and future success.

December 21, 2009

20th-Century Skills

For all the emphasis on interactive technology and hyper-connectivity in schools today, some educators are finding it can still be beneficial—maybe even essential—to expose their students to slower and more time-honored modes of learning. For example: The card game bridge is apparently ...

December 07, 2009

Keynote Fatigue

Live from NSDC, St. Louis-I'm a newbie to the NSDC "big" conference, although I've been hearing about it for years--its size, scope and innovative practice in professional learning for educators. It takes a good twenty minutes to even understand the twists and turns of registration--NSDC puts its st...

November 11, 2009

The Test-Prep Dilemma

Many struggling students in high schools throughout New Jersey must take test-prep classes in place of electives like music or art, according to The Record.

September 30, 2009

Just in Time for Banned Books Week

An Ohio school district has decided to implement a review system to evaluate all books on teachers' reading lists.

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