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Why the U.S. emphasis on "teacher effectiveness" won't by itself really improve schools.
Every opera you’ve ever heard, every painting you’ve ever admired is reducible to chemical signaling in the composer’s or artist’s brain.
Power spending on children of the elite may illustrate the dangers of rising inequality. But it may be that the less-lavishly educated children aren't the only losers.
Cincinnati has improved students' test scores by fostering cooperation between teachers, administrators, and local community service organizations.
Here are some thoughts through history about teachers and their impact, from Socrates to Jon Stewart.
Education activist Sam Chaltain writes about the changing nature of public education and highlights where the K-12 learning revolution is already underway.
An exclusive poll shows Americans crave stronger mathematics, science schooling for U.S. kids
There is lots of talk about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline and all of its leaks. My personal mission is to fill the STEM pipeline with so many children that it bursts.
Why the current wave of reforms, with its heavy emphasis on standardized tests, may actually be harming students
Carter and Welner: Parents in New York City who compete for coveted slots in the most sought-after preschools and kindergartens are often met with ridicule. But what these parents are doing is logical.
A couple of days ago, I got into one of those short-ish yet interesting Twitter back and forths with a few folks in my network. In a nutshell, it revolved
I finally joined Twitter the other day. (I'm at "rickhess99," if you care.) I haven't yet actually penned any tweets, and don't know that I will.
Many impoverished students succeed academically every day. Why do some make it and others don't?
The NEA, in the first of what's likely to be a string of suits, claims teachers are being judged based on subjects and students they don't teach.
With programmable robots and student competitions, Lego is making “tinkering with machines cool again”
After a decade or more of NCLB, some schools in California are hoping Michael Fullan can help them find the right drivers.
Rapid change in education—and society—has intensified the debate to a level not seen since the battles over school desegregation.
States that got flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act have promised cash bonuses and other rewards to high-performing schools and those that show significant progress.
Five responses to the claim that "our" kids' test scores are worse than "theirs"