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Evidence Means Different Things in ESSA and NCLB

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Image © Raul654 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 & GFDL Whenever I talk or write about the new evidence standards in the Every Student Succeeds A...

Joy is a Basic Skill in Secondary Reading

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I have a policy of not talking about studies I'm engaged in before they are done and available, but I have an observation to make that just won't wait...

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.

Happy 50th Birthday, Head Start!

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Of all the Great Society programs, Head Start is perhaps the most popular. It provides center-based services to millions of very cute 3- and 4-year-olds, mostly children from disadvantaged families. If members of the public, educators, and policy makers know a single conclusion from educational research, it is that early-childhood programs have long-term positive impacts.

The Vulgarity of Our Times

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

To me, the vulgarity in the novel was not its language. What truly makes me cringe -- the most vulgar and obscene things in life -- are humanity's ubiquitous displays of unrelenting greed, hatred, intolerance, and the unquenchable need of people to make war.

Phonics, Motorcycles & Mourning Michael

Regina Porter | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Regina Porter

Letter after letter, we rolled our way toward M. And M was a cinch, because our younger daughter loved (and still loves) motorcycles. She spied a bright red motorcycle while we were driving underneath the arches of a Roman aqueduct on our way out of Evora. "M is for motorcycle!" she exclaimed. "That's right, sweetie, " I said. "M is for mo-tor-cy-cle."

Rules and Tools for Choosing Schools

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

The time is now, right now, to find -- or found -- good schools that will serve the next generation of Americans as engines of opportunity in an intensely competitive information age.

The Crisis in Education: Let's Not Wait for Superman

Dr. Marion Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Marion Blank

We can and must apply the skills, talents and technology we as a nation already possess to the educational problems we face. If we do that, we can and will find a solution.

Educators: If You Enjoy NCLB, You'll Love the McCain/Palin Plan!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Stager

Although much of what Sarah Palin says in her education plan for Alaska, reads like an undergraduate homework assignment, she does express support for something called ABC Schools.