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What to Make of Rise in Test Scores? Top Ed Leaders Differ [via WNYC]

Test scores continue to be the main way we talk about education progress.  That’s a problem.  Talk to experts in…

Money Won’t Keep Teachers in Schools [via The Atlantic]

I have many friends and former students who are or have been classroom teachers.  It’s not usually the pay that…

Why science and engineering need to remind students of forgotten lessons from history [via the Conversation]

As a researcher and teacher in biomedical engineering, looking at the fundamental functions of the human body, I feel that…

Set To Stun [via HuffPo]

Children are being Tasered by school-based police officers. No one knows how often it’s happening or what impact it’s having…

Which countries must do more to help children who fall behind at school? [via The Conversation]

Many of the world’s leading economies can do more to help struggling teenagers to get a better level of education…

The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books [via YES Magazine]

Love it. Inquiry-driven, project-based, real-world. Leslie Hiatt’s fifth-graders are no strangers to politics. Seeking to empower children as agents of…

Penn & Teller’s Teller on How to Be an Effective Teacher [via the Atlantic]

I always felt there was something magical about teaching, but this takes it to another level. Teachers are seldom trained…

Common Core Regrets? [via NYTimes]

In response to Diane Ravitch’s opinion piece in the Times recently, readers offered their take on testing, the state of public…

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom [via Edutopia]

Such a simple question, but it’s how student-centered learning starts. What if, instead of making our space for our students, we…

Seymour Papert, a Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence and Kids Coding, Has Died [via Motherboard]

Much of our ed tech scene today is indebted to Papert’s work.  “Visionary” is not a word one throws around…

Conservatives, we’ve got a rare opportunity to lead on education [via Fox News]

In this essay, Bill Bennett makes a conservative case for education reform, calling attention to the roll that unions play…

How Art and Dance Are Making Computer Science Culturally Relevant [via EdSurge]

One of the most promising ways of exploring programming–as a language–is to embrace the arts.  This is an interesting approach…

This Proposed Lego Set Honors Women In NASA [via HuffPo]

More than 40 American women have flown in space, and many others have worked at NASA as cosmonauts, analysts, researchers…

Technology changes how authors write, but the big impact isn’t on their style [via the Conversation]

Our writing instruments are also working on our thoughts.” Nietzsche wrote, or more precisely typed, this sentence on a Malling-Hansen…

Clinton looks to move Democrats away from ‘Education Wars’ [via Hechinger Report]

“When schools get it right, whether they are traditional public schools or public charter schools, let’s figure out what’s working,”…

Genes can have up to 80% influence on students’ academic performance [via The Conversation]

The idea that academic performance is innate might sound innocent, but it can quickly result in educators and officials “writing…
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