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Terry Grier

Why School Is So Boring

John Thompson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
John Thompson

A first rule of education should be, "Listen to the students and they will teach you how to teach them." It can be a frightening policy. Few things are more painful to teachers than the words, "I'm bored!"

Frontline's 'Dropout Nation' Shows What It Really Takes to Turn Around Schools

John Thompson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
John Thompson

PBS showed a reality that is lost on data-driven "reformers." Social scientists have documented the primary importance of socio-emotional factors and the need to build trust before academics can improve. And that takes patience.

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top Adds School Districts To U.S. Education Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

Race to the Top, the U.S. Education Department's $4.35 billion contest, is getting personal. The competition this year opens $400 million in grant ...

What's Working in Urban Schools

Richard Whitmire | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

In education, changes in outcomes, such as graduation rates and college remediation rates, take years to show improvements. Closer to the ground, there is reason for hope.

Joy Resmovits

Charter School Scaling Experiment Takes Shape In Houston

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

An ambitious experiment created by Harvard economist Roland Fryer to export and scale the practices of high-performing charter school chains to public...