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Students' Test Scores Tell Us More About The Community They Live In Than What They Know

Students' Test Scores Tell Us More About The Community They Live In Than What They KnowEvery year, policymakers across the U.S. make life-changing decisions based on the results of standardized tests. These high-stakes decisions include, but are not limited to, student promotion to the next grade level, student eligibility to participate in advanced coursework, eligibility to graduate high school and teacher tenure.

The Myth Of The Asian Model Minority In Higher Education

The Myth Of The Asian Model Minority In Higher EducationIn late 2015, students at college campuses across the U.S. staged protests and called for changes to end systemic racism at their schools and elsewhere. Many protests emphasized the oppression of minorities within higher education, with some of the outcry being prompted by the University of Missouri’s handling of racist incidents targeting black students on its campus in fall 2015. ... 

Why schools need to introduce computing in all subjects

Obama visits students during a coding event at the White House.

In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said schools need to offer every student hands-on computer science classes to be better prepared for the workforce.

Want to improve motivation? Try this reward

Last semester I experimented with a new idea in my consumer behavior class. I gave pop quizzes on the assigned readings but with a little twist.

First and foremost, students were not required to take the quizzes. But if they did

here's how infants learn from facial expressions

Babies show a preference for faces over other objects.

Faces and facial expressions have a special power over us as human beings. While friendly faces make us feel warm and fuzzy, those of our opponents evoke fear or even anger.

How China Teaches Her Children Math So Well

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There has been much publicity in recent years about China and its teachers. After the most recent results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) were published in 2013, considerable discussion has focused on the reasons why Chinese students’ test results are more than 100 points above the PISA average.

Is The Dream Of Free Quality Education For The Masses Now In Danger?

Is The Dream Of  Free Quality Education For The Masses Now In Danger?

Want to see a public school system in its death throes? Look no further than Philadelphia. There, the school district is facing end times, with teachers, parents and students staring into the abyss created by a state intent on destroying public education. On Thursday the city of Philadelphia announced that it would be borrowing $50 million to give the district, just so it can open schools as planned on Sept. 9

To Repair the World is to Repair Education

To Repair the World is to Repair Education

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Janusz Korczak (1878-1942). Korczak was a writer, a medical doctor, a thinker and a radio broadcaster, but he was mainly known as a unique and innovative educator, who founded an orphanage for Jewish children in Warsaw.


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