Rising education levels were a crucial factor in America’s economic growth. The president hopes they can be again.
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
Higher education institutions should help spread word of their K-12 findings, Harvard's James Ryan says.
Higher educators need to translate their research on K-12 practice into actionable information, Karen Gallagher says.
Sleep needs a new ad campaign, and parents need to sell it. Why don’t we remind our children of how good it feels, and how good it is for us, instead of the way we tend to insist on it?
Since Kids’ Night on Broadway is presented in New York City by The New York Times, The Learning Network helped out this year by creating two games to go into the program.
With the education debate focused so much on policy and standards, it is easy to forget what actually goes on in classrooms beyond test-taking. This post reminds us of the real stuff of teaching and learning. It was written by Jess Burnquist is a veteran high school teacher and writer who works in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Her writing has appeared in TIME.COM, The Frisky, xojane, mommyish.com, and she is a regular contributor to Life of the Law. You can see her work at www.jessburnquist.com.Read full article >>
Maryland education officials say the state’s 870,000 public school students will get free Microsoft Office 365 software as part of a new state partnership with the technology giant.Under the collaboration, students will be able to download the Microsoft software at no cost on up to five devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and cellphones, a spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education said.Read full article >>
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Rick Hess lays out the reasoning behind his 2015 Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings; a related table highlights 12 top junior scholars.
As Republicans take charge on Capitol Hill, lawmakers mull scaling back state testing under the No Child Left Behind Act—a move that would thrill some advocates and rile others.
When have you excelled at something — whether in sports, music, school or anywhere else? Did any person or group help you achieve your best?
Here are eight paragraphs from a Jan. 2 article, “After a Spa Day, Looking Years Younger (O.K., They’re Only 7).” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza will seek almost $70 million in pay raises for teachers next year as part of a budget proposal she announced Thursday night.“Our outstanding employees are key to our past and future success,” Garza said. “And we are losing great teachers to surrounding school systems.”Read full article >>
An influential 2008 book by two economists told the history of the universal high school movement, which the president seeks to mimic for college.