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Experiments: Why Bigger is Better

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Small studies are fine in a process of development. However, we need to see it repeated in multiple experiments or in studies with many students. Big experiments are expensive and difficult, but if we're serious about evidence-based reform, we'd better go big or go home!

Making Evidence Primary for Secondary Readers

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Striving Readers was a serious, well-meaning attempt to solve a very important problem faced by far too many secondary students: difficulties with reading. But next time anyone thinks of doing something on that scale, I hope they will provide preference points in the application process for applicants who propose to use approaches with solid evidence of effectiveness.

It's Proven. It's Perfect. I'll Change It.

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.04.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Innovation within proven programs can be a good thing, when schools have fully embraced and thoroughly understand a given program and now can see where it can be improved or adapted to their circumstances. However, innovation too early in replication is likely to turn the best of innovations into mush.

Spring Cleaning Your IT Systems - Less Pain, More Gain

Joyce Maroney | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Joyce Maroney

This has been a particularly brutal winter here in the Boston area. In fact, we got the highest seasonal snowfall in recorded history, racking up a whopping 110.6 inches. For those of you who don't live in a snowbelt, let me paint a picture for you.

A Logical Guide to a Romantic Relationship

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Jasmine Jaksic

Anyone who has ever met me would attest to the fact that I am a very logical person. This clearly does not lend itself to highly romantic ideas like "love at first sight". If you are like me, then you can use Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to guide you!

sustainABILITY simplicated (sAs) Step 4: Wiggle Your Big Toe

Cortney McDermott | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Cortney McDermott

Place one goal in each month to make your plan digestible and realistic. Then identify the exact steps to achieve the goal for the current month: What steps do you need to take each week to ensure you reach your end-month goal?

Local Governments Do Not 'Like' Facebook's New Page Name Policy

Steve Ressler | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Steve Ressler

The popular social media site is cracking down on their page management policy, and according to their Facebook page terms, name guidelines must not consist solely of generic terms such as "beer," "pizza," and now geographic locations such as the "City of Olathe, KS."

President Obama Can Deliver a Powerful Message About Health Care, Strong Middle Class in State of the Union

Ethan Rome | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

We must stand strong to fight the GOP's hyper-partisan attacks on the health care programs that are making America healthier and moving our great country closer to achieving its promise.

Is Basel III Bad for the Finance Sector?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The U.S. market is now too heavily regulated to stay competitive on a global stage as a capital market.