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How Will US Policymakers Respond to Our Falling PISA Test Scores?

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Hysteria. That is what I predict will be happening in education circles next year. 2014 may turn out to be frightening for education in America: We w...

Not Your Father's Classroom: The Rise of Edtech

Betsy Corcoran | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Betsy Corcoran

At Leadership Public Schools in Oakland, Calif., teachers, students and technologists worked together to create software called ExitTicket for mobile devices that helps teachers and students gauge how well students are absorbing lessons. If the kids aren't getting it, teachers can stop a class and go over the material again -- before anyone goes home and struggles over the homework. But educators are not only using technology; they're helping to build it.

ConnectEd Is a Great New Presidential Initiative But We are Already Behind

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel

The President's education innovation goals are admirable. However, for those of us who have already been accomplishing much of these goals and programs in the past 2-3 decades, in multiple locations throughout the nation, some questions emerge.

Joel Klein Touts News Corp. Tablet Computer Ed Venture

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — Former New York City schools chief Joel Klein left to run News Corp.'s education division but spent much of the past year defending b...