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Student Loan Outrage and Other Higher Ed Trends for 2014

By SOPHIE QUINTON – 01/06/2014, 11:28AM / Updated 01/06/2014, 12:35PM National Journal A number of education trends made their mark in 2013, from massive open online courses to evaluating colleges based on their graduation rates. The underlying forces that drove change this year aren’t likely to change anytime soon: declining public funding, changing demographics, advancing […]

‘What Is Good Teaching?’

By JOE NOCERA NYTimes Published: December 16, 2013 In 2006, an idealistic New York public schoolteacher named Kevin Greer joined the faculty of an idealistic new high school, Brooklyn Community Arts and Media. Greer had previously taught English to 12th grade honors students at Dewitt Clinton, a huge high school in the Bronx. At B.C.A.M., […]

Why the World Is Smarter Than Us

Aug 9, 2013 4:45 AM EDT Dana Goldstein Daily Beast Why does the U.S. lag behind our peers when it comes to educating our students? Dana Goldstein on a new book that looks at school systems across the globe to come away with a startling conclusion: they value the intellect more than we do. For […]

The Trouble With Testing Mania

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Published: July 13, 2013 NYTimes Congress made a sensible decision a decade ago when it required the states to administer yearly tests to public school students in exchange for federal education aid. The theory behind the No Child Left Behind Act was that holding schools accountable for test scores would force […]

Depersonalization is at the heart of education reform

Posted: Sunday, June 9, 2013 1:00 am by Gretchen Barrett phillyburbs.com For decades, newspapers have published letters from people who describe teachers as lazy, greedy and ineffective — and responses from teachers who defend their work ethic, their passion and their profession as a whole. The problem, though, is one that’s older and more deeply […]

Michelle Rhee and her ‘Radical’ education reform agenda

AirTalk | June 5th, 2013, 10:40am Education activist Michelle Rhee has made quite the name for herself in education reform. While being a chancellor in the Washington D.C. school district, she closed 25 schools and laid off and fired about 300 teachers, principals and district office workers. The reason? “Students first” — Rhee’s slogan and […]

New York to Evaluate Teachers With New System

The New York State education commissioner broke a long and acrimonious impasse on Saturday by imposing a new evaluation system that would rate New York City teachers in part on their students’ test scores and streamline the disciplinary process. The new system, announced after three hectic days of meetings, testimony and arbitration that involved the […]

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

FILMED APR 2013 • POSTED MAY 2013 • TED Talks Education Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how […]

Teachers: Will We Ever Learn

NYTimes-By JAL MEHTA Published: April 12, 2013 IN April 1983, a federal commission warned in a famous report, “A Nation at Risk,” that American education was a “rising tide of mediocrity.” The alarm it sounded about declining competitiveness touched off a tidal wave of reforms: state standards, charter schools, alternative teacher-certification programs, more money, more test-based […]