One high-performing Stuyvesant High School graduate reflects on what motivated her to do well, and she is asking other top graduates from colleges and universities to tell her what drove them to succeed.
Expounding on the ideas of the wildly popular article 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete in 2020, we asked a few of those who attended Big Ideas Fest, a recent gathering of teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs and policymakers, to predict what they think will be obsolete in 2020.
All the polarization and controversy over Teach for America often misses one important larger point: What the evidence on this program teaches us about the shared goal of attracting talent to the teaching profession.
An education researcher looks at the data that was being used as part of a national study released by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and affiliated Cox newspapers and expresses some concerns. Plus a response from the AJC.
Almost everybody who is interested in education can agree that accountability is a good thing. But many people are growing angry that testing used by many school systems is flawed or at best imprecise, a parent writes.
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The World Policy Institute has just published an interesting article titled “Brave New Math.” It’s focus is question whether the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of a country is the best metric to use to judge a nation’s well-being. However, I think a number of points made can be applied to education policy issues, too, and the emphasis on being data-driven instead of being data-informed and our narrow focus on standardized test results — for measuring teacher quality and student learning.
Changes to the state’s testing program could leave public- schools kids in grades 3 through to 11 taking as many as nine exams per year in English and math — more than four times the current number,...
Suspicious test scores in roughly 200 school districts resemble those that entangled Atlanta in the biggest cheating scandal in American history, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows.
Stephen Wolfram has kept stats on almost every aspect of his life, including the time of every email he's ever sent, how many steps he's taken and how many times he's hit the delete key. But in a portrait painted solely with data, what's missing?
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