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This was written by Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina. A version of this first appeared on dailykos.com .
<img src="http://timeopinions.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/a108006197.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="Floundering" title="Floundering"/> Call it the “learning paradox”: the more you struggle and even fail while you’re trying to master new information, the better you’re likely to recall and apply that information later.
New research shows that a family's money matters ever more when it comes to their childrens' education
Chilean students question the education system as commercial and elitist because it reproduces existing social inequities and makes them worse.
The traditional setup of school classrooms—straight rows of desks with accompanying chairs—doesn't do much to foster creativity or collaboration.
The image shows a neuron with a tree trunk-like dendrite.
A map of the funders of the charter school movement looks much like a map of the funders of the conservative wing of the Republican Party. To create the map below, we started with the Alliance for School Choice, an organization headed by Betsy DeVos, former chair of the Michigan Republican Party. DeVos is the sister of Erik Prince , founder of Blackwater.
'Teacher evaluation': Real agenda appears to be school privatization | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/11/2011So what happens to these stressed-out children when they come to school; who is responsible for their academic progress? The message of former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is that the adults immediately in charge of the classroom are most accountable. No one else has the same level of responsibility for student achievement; not parents, administrators nor the students themselves.
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Randolph, by contrast, comes across as an iconoclast, a disrupter, even a bit of an eccentric. He dresses for work every day in a black suit with a narrow tie, and the outfit, plus his cool demeanor and sweep of graying hair, makes you wonder, when you first meet him, if he might have played sax in a ska band in the ’80s. (The English accent helps.)
Teacher Ron Clark is pictured with his students. Ron Clark is an award-winning teacher who started his own academy in Atlanta He wants parents to trust teachers and their advice about their students Clark says some teachers hand out A grades so parents won't bother them It's OK for kids to get in trouble sometimes; it teaches life lessons, Clark says
A couple of days ago I was surprised to find an insightful post in Forbes Magazine, offering us " The Single Best Idea for Reforming Education, " by columnist and management expert Steve Denning. I wrote a post describing his idea , and also sent him some questions, because I think he offers some useful ways to reframe our concerns around the current direction of our schools. Here are his answers.
Students in Hayley Dupuy’s sixth-grade science class at the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto, Calif., are beginning a unit on plate tectonics. In small groups, they are producing their own questions, quickly, one after another: What are plate tectonics? How fast do plates move?
A story broken by Parents Across America, and thus far not even covered by local newspapers, reveals that school administrators in Kansas City, Missouri, are introducing an unprecedented experiment. According to this story, contributed by a Kansas City teacher who has remained anonymous out of fear of retaliation, here is what is under way as the school year begins:
This was written by John Ewing, president of Math for America , a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving mathematics education in U.S. public high schools by recruiting, training and retaining great teachers.