Despite opposition from anti-gambling groups, one northern Virginia high school is using poker to teach math.
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A Baltimore City teacher blames Teach for America for her difficulty finding a job, and says the program "pretends to have the solution."
November 10, 2010
An education professor believes all students should become experts in a single, specific topic.
November 09, 2010
A program that brings babies to the classroom to encourage students' empathy could help solve the nation's bullying problem.
November 05, 2010
Naveen Jain argues that in today's constantly changing world, students' knowledge of content is not as important as their ability to learn.
October 19, 2010
Proponents of a pilot teacher-performance assessment hope it will one day be used as a requirement for teacher licensure nationwide.
October 18, 2010
A growing number of public schools are blending traditional, face-to-face teaching with online learning environments.
September 29, 2010
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
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 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.