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Back to School and Winning the Future

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

It's back-to-school season, and here in Maryland our schools have already begun welcoming students back for the new academic year. Initial estimates show there's a good chance we'll reach a new record enrollment this year with more than 860,000 students filling our classrooms -- and we're ready for them.

A MOOC By Any Other Name

John M. Eger | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

MOOCS are forcing us to think about online education, which is already here and here to stay. Call them MOOCS, called them distant learning initiatives, call them blended learning courses... the revolution has begun.

The Tea Party and the Common Core: Right Answer, Wrong Reason

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Victor Dorff

Ultimately, Common Core may provide the right course correction for U.S. education, but the devil is in the transition. Rather than focus first on modifying classroom instruction, we have allowed the testing industry to lead the charge of implementing the new ideas.

Obama's Educational Report Card Grade Is F

Alan Singer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Obama's educational plan not only fails according to my standards, but worse, it fails according to his own.

The Cause and Effect Delusion in School Assessment

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Perhaps the greatest fallacy in educational assessment is the nearly unchallenged idea that you can judge the quality of the process by the product.