Colleges are increasingly exploring the use of student "data"including everything from grades to instructional-prompt responses to online "click" patterns to customize instruction and learning opportunities.
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December 21, 2011
December 19, 2011
In an effort to improve their students' standardized test scores, a school in New London, Conn., has hired three behavioral specialists to help reduce classroom disruptions.
December 13, 2011
Full-time public school teachers working in Title I schools can now apply for a $25,000 cash award sponsored by The New Teacher Project.
December 06, 2011
Renee Moore, an award-winning educator in Mississippi, tells the story of a talented young African-American history teacher of her aquaintance who is being driven out of the profession because of his frustration with a state-appointed teaching consultant at his school.
December 01, 2011
Former Teach for America corps member and recruiter Gary Rubenstein writes a damning critique of TFA on his blog, arguing that the organization has "lost its way" and is now contributing to the educational inequalities it seeks to eliminate. When he joined the organization 20 years ago, said Ruben...
November 28, 2011
A new study, which looked at the effects of technology on youth and the impact on parents and teachers, found that one in five teachers has either experienced or known another teacher who has been subjected to cyberbaiting.
November 23, 2011
StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project, is asking people to give thanks to their favorite teacher on Nov. 25.
November 22, 2011
Apparently Bill Gates isn't the only personal computing pioneer to have expressed strong concerns about the ability of America's public schools to prepare students for the economic futureand to lay a good part of the blame on teachers' union regulations. Toward the end of his bestselling biogr...
November 17, 2011
An issue brief from the Center for American Progress argues that publicly identifying teachers in connection with their value-added student test-score ratings (a la The Los Angeles Times) may actually undermine efforts to improve teacher quality. By giving too much weight to one, not entirely perfec...
November 14, 2011
In a satirical "guide" to foreign tourists about the nature of inequalities in the U.S.--those that are socially acceptable vs. inacceptable to call attention to--David Brooks eventually picks on the teaching profession.