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The Global Search for Education: What Meta-Learning?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.12.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Metacognition is rising in importance as educators are realizing its importance and developing learning experiences to complement their existing assi...

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

Jonathan Lash | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.

The Global Search for Education: Online Math Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.25.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The most effective learning technologies are those that track a student's progress wherever and whenever they learn, connecting their mastery - not r...

Blended Learning Helps Students at Different Cognitive Levels

Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2017 | Education
Mylea Charvat, Ph.D.

What is the best way to meet today's students "in the middle?" Kids today are more tech-savvy than ever before, and teachers are struggling to make su...

I'm Opting Out of Opt-Out

Shannon Sevier | Posted 03.01.2017 | Education
Shannon Sevier

Mass opt-out comes at a real cost to the goals of educational equity and individual student achievement while leaving the question of assessment quality unanswered.

Don't Let Our Kids Fall through the Cracks

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.14.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

This year, I am spending a lot of my time inside the beltway, advocating on behalf of students and families who have been traditionally underserved. ...

The Global Search for Education: Ideas Ideas Ideas Ideas!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In the US, the main way [to impact teacher retention] is to improve the status and conditions of teaching as a profession." -- Sir Ken Robinson ...

Putting Common Core Tests to the Test

TNTP | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education

By Sam Firke This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. Here’s a question you probably know the answer to: Until recently, many standa...

Data Drunk -- Let's Take the Ass Out of Assessment

Larry Strauss | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Larry Strauss

Measuring student learning isn't like measuring the vacancy rate of a motel -- or the gross sales of a retailer or productivity in a factory. In education, the infatuation with data tends to produce expedient and pedantic solutions to often complex challenges.

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

Most U.S. Students Lack Writing Proficiency: NAEP | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

Only roughly one quarter of eighth and 12th graders are proficient in writing, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progre...

The Country's Most Ambitious Digital Learning Project

Bill Tucker | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Bill Tucker

Amidst the cool technology demonstrations, shiny gadgets, and debates about online learning, it's essential not to overlook the country's most expensive -- and perhaps most ambitious -- initiative to use digital technology.

The Global Search for Education: More from Norway

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Today, with the help of Kirsten Sivesind, and Principal Bjorn Bolstad, the faculty and students of the Ringstabekk Skole in Barum, a suburb of Oslo, we can gain education insights into how a model Norwegian public school is addressing skills needed in the 21st century.

The Global Search for Education: A Look at a Finnish School

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

If you thought you knew everything about the remarkable transformation of Finland's schools from mediocre to one of the top performing school systems in the world, think again.

The Global Search for Education: India Time

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our problems right now in India are different to those of more developed nations. India has a poor education system. However, our society values education more than anything."

Waking Up to the Need for Education Reform

Amb. Karen Kornbluh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Amb. Karen Kornbluh

Today's Sputnik challenge isn't one that scientists can address in a laboratory; parents, teachers, principals and community leaders all need information so they can do their part.