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Trans-Atlantic Concord: Tutoring by Paraprofessionals Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Proven tutoring models of all types should be a standard offering for every school. More research is always needed to find more effective and cost-effective strategies. But there is no reason whatsoever not to use what we have now.

Beware of Do-It-Yourself Assessments

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.08.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

It may be going too far to suggest that no one should ever use or accept experimenter-made measures, no matter how fair they appear to be to the experimental and control groups. However, what it does say is that we need to be very cautious in accepting experimenter-made measures.

Evidence-Based vs. Evidence-Proven

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.18.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Way back in 2001, when we were all a lot younger and more naïve, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). It had all kinds of ideas in it, some better than others. The emphasis on research was certainly novel, and even revolutionary in many ways.

10 Reasons to Get Rid of Performance Reviews

Samuel Culbert | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Samuel Culbert

Why would any corporate executive allow this to continue? Why don't they put a stop to this destructive, intimidating practice, a practice that instills fear in employees and prevents open communication in the workplace? I wish I knew.

With Testing, Where Do We Go From Here?

John Merrow | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Tests drive public education right now. But what should be driving the enterprise are agreed-upon goals that come from the real world. Where do we go from here? That's up to us, isn't it?

Joy Resmovits

Education Loses In Minn. Government Shutdown Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

On Monday afternoon, highway cars and intense security surrounded Minnesota's capitol building, where only officials, legislators and their aides were...

The Dancing Parent: Grading Your Kid's Grades, Part 2

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education
Leslie King, LCSW

Let's take a look at why kids who may well have a realistic capacity to regularly receive top grades, yet who seem to be chronically underachieving.