Meet the 2016 MacArthur Fellows “While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and emerging challenges, these 23 extraordinary individuals give us ample reason for hope. They are breaking new ground in areas of public concern, in the arts, and in the sciences, often in unexpected ways. Their creativity, dedication, and impact inspire us all.” —MacArthur President Julia Stasch
From the lingering sins of a nation's snarled roots to the complexities of mental illness and even to the colorful quest for a name of one's own, the books that round out this year's Kirkus Prize shortlists won't let you easily forget history — on whatever scale it's defined.
Right now, you can explore over 7,000 of the artifacts featured in the NMAAHC with your students via the museum’s website.
To expand the experience, search for “African American” at the Smithsonian Learning Lab for over 17,000 results that can be filtered, downloaded, shared and “favorited.” Select the “Learning Lab Collections” tab to explore specific images and objects in depth. You’ll find learning materials provided by the Smithsonian’s education staff, including lesson plans and ideas, activities and discussion questions. Each Learning Lab Collection is also labeled by subject (e.g., civics, U.S. history, writing and literature) and age level.
"While many teachers cover climate change, they tend to downplay the confidence of the science and the urgency of the issue. We know this thanks to a national survey of science teachers which my colleagues and I at the National Center for Science Education conducted with the Penn State Survey Research Center."
A new school for homeless and foster students, a former dropout factory, and a school formed around student-led projects are among the 10 designs receiving $10 million each from the XQ Super School Project.
As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.
I finally found time to listen to the first season of the acclaimed podcast Serial. Like millions worldwide, I found myself captivated and couldn’t stop listening. When I reached the final episode, however, I couldn’t keep myself from being an educator. I knew I had to find a way to incorporate this unique form of storytelling into my classes.
inority teachers are being driven out of schools by poor working conditions at rates higher than their non-minority colleagues, which only undermines years of recruitment efforts that have targeted minority teachers.
Teacher attrition - the number of teachers leaving the profession for a variety of reasons - remains high and is the single-biggest contributor to the shortage, according to the report. Nearly two-thirds of the teachers who leave the profession do so before retirement age and cite dissatisfaction with their job as the reason.
"In the 15 years since its inception, Wikipedia has become as much a global community as a business venture — a living organism with a mission statement to make “the sum of all human knowledge available to every person in the world.” And a conversation with co-founder Jimmy Wales — one of the architects of that philosophy and the world-changing project that has grown up around it — is full of surprises. What Wikipedia is learning has resonance for our wider public life — about the imperfect but gratifying work of navigating truth amidst difference, ongoing learning, and dynamic belonging."
This focus on college as job training reflects not only a misreading of the data on jobs and pay, but also a fundamental misunderstanding of the way labor markets work, the way careers develop and the purpose of higher education.
Every admissions officer has a story about the overbearing parent who takes 100 percent control of the college application process. Parents' appropriate role is to offer guidance, support and empathy during a complicated, emotionally taxing, and in some cases disappointing, process.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed last December to replace No Child Left Behind as the nation’s education law, has the potential to allow states and districts greater latitude in supporting school counselors. ESSA contains a major new provision under Title IV that’s designed to provide grants for all school districts to cover a broad range of educational supports beyond classroom instruction, including college and career counseling.
The swearing-in ceremony was both solemn and celebratory, with an emphasis throughout on LC’s longstanding mandate to make its collections available to the public, and the promise of 21st-century accessibility and innovation represented by Hayden’s appointment. Billington came under fire during his last years for LC’s lack of technological currency and consistent oversight, and the library has been criticized for its lack of digitization initiatives. Hayden sees access for all to LC’s collections as a crucial part of her role.
This literature review searched the peer-reviewed studies of reading comprehension instructional practices conducted and published between 1994 and 2014 and summarizes the instructional practices that have demonstrated positive or potentially positive effects in scientifically rigorous studies employing experimental designs. Each study was rated by the review team utilizing the What Works Clearinghouse standards. The review of the literature resulted in the identification of 7,144 studies. Of these studies, only 111 met eligibility for review. Thirty-three of these studies were determined by the study team to have met What Works Clearinghouse standards. The 33 studies represented 29 difference interventions or classroom practices. Twelve of these studies demonstrated positive or potentially positive effects. These 12 studies are described and the commonalities among the studies are summarized.
Celebrate #CharacterDay2016 on September 22 with a short film, "The Science of Character," and this companion playlist, which features videos for the seven character traits most important in education.
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