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Trans-Atlantic Concord: Tutoring by Paraprofessionals Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.04.2017 | 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.

How to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills (and Scores if You Care About Such Things)

Misha Abarbanel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Misha Abarbanel

The only way to improve data-driven scores en masse is to use public policy to address the main cause of low test scores: poverty. The only way to improve them in a given school is to teach to the test.

Why Grammar Is Important

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

In high school or college, students of Asian heritage have the reputation of making the highest grades in the class, and the average American student ...

Our Schools Don't Add Up

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Todd Buchholz

Churchill famously said to Franklin Roosevelt, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." We can't expect our children to finish the job unless we give them better tools.

Top Ed-Tech Companies Gather at the 2012 SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum

Tanyella Evans | Posted 12.05.2012 | Technology
Tanyella Evans

The software captured the rhythm and cadence of the sentences it read, and sounded scarily similar to my fourth-grade teacher (which I guess is modern progress).

Weak Math? Try Math Week!

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education
Colm Mulcahy

Why is it still considered socially acceptable to brag about how lousy one is in the subject? What does it say about society's attitude towards science and technology, in a country which used to be at the forefront in that arena?

The Problem Is Relative

H. Gilbert Welch | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
H. Gilbert Welch

Numerous studies have shown that the general public has exaggerated perceptions of the health risks they face -- as well as exaggerated expectations of the benefit of medical care.

The Global Search for Education: Australia on the Move

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Australia is on the Move! Professor Barry McGaw, Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has a brand new national curriculum to explain.