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The Global Search for Education: What Israel Did

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The convergence of different studies showing steady improvement indicates that indeed a real change in teaching and learning has occurred and studen...

Processing Professors in the Consumer University

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

It is not a bad thing to measure faculty performance and student outcomes. But in the blinding light of sweeping change are we losing sight of scholarly depth and intellectual rigor?

A Lesson to Be Learned From Harvard Cheating Scandal

Deborah Plummer | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

Should evaluation of learning take place in a more Wikipedia kind of manner than a take-home exam where the learner must be a solo performer?

Do Parents Really Want More Than 200 Separate State-Mandated Assessments for Their Children?

Will Richardson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Will Richardson

While the Common Core assessments might well tell us what our kids know, they will likely tell us little or nothing about their ability to use what they know to create things of real quality and value.

Classroom Commentaries

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.04.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

There's nothing wrong with teaching with enthusiasm. And yet if we concentrate so narrowly upon satisfying the consumer demands of the educational market, we replace scholarly rigor and standards of excellence with grade inflation and an acceptable mediocrity.

What If The Secret To Success Is Failure?

New York Times Magazine | Paul Tough | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

Dominic Randolph can seem a little out of place at Riverdale Country School -- which is odd, because he's the headmaster. Riverdale is one of New York...

Joy Resmovits

Who Should Run Indianapolis Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

Today, Indiana’s Board of Education is expected to rubber-stamp a contentious plan for the state to take over three high schools and one middle scho...