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November 30, 2010

Should Poker Be Allowed in Schools?

Despite opposition from anti-gambling groups, one northern Virginia high school is using poker to teach math.

November 24, 2010

Does TFA Have the Corner on the Teacher Job Market?

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

Making Students Experts, in Something, Anything

An education professor believes all students should become experts in a single, specific topic.

November 09, 2010

Can Babies Cure Bullies?

A program that brings babies to the classroom to encourage students' empathy could help solve the nation's bullying problem.

November 05, 2010

Molding Student Brains in the Tech Era

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

Toward a National Teacher-Licensing Assessment

Proponents of a pilot teacher-performance assessment hope it will one day be used as a requirement for teacher licensure nationwide.

October 18, 2010

New Directions in Teaching: 'Blending'

A growing number of public schools are blending traditional, face-to-face teaching with online learning environments.

September 29, 2010

Middle School Increases Class Sizes, College Style

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

Neutralizing Students' Internalized Stereotypes

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 Curriculum Just for Boys

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.

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