In a school near you, an elementary school principal is asked to predict which adults will have the greatest impact on a child's educational success later in life. Most would place parents very high on that list. It is no surprise that parental involvement is significant...
Inundated with job applications and short on time and human resources, school districts across the country are turning to technology to help them sort through possible candidates and determine their potential effectiveness in the classroom.
With the adoption of Common Core, teachers actually have more freedom than ever before on how to teach. The standards allow for multiple representations of concepts and place teachers in the role of facilitators while students create...
The Arizona Legislature ran into a pothole in its march to dismantle Arizona's public schools. The House rejected a bill that would dramatically expand the number of students eligible to get taxpayer funding to go to private schools. Eight Republicans joined Democrats in...
Researchers at Cornell University discovered in a study conducted in Oregon that removing chocolate milk from schools had some unintended consequences. The scientists removed chocolate milk from 11 schools and then studied...
When President Barack Obama leaves office in early 2017, the No. 1 phrase that's likely to be associated with his education policy is Race to the Top. The competitive-grant program has flooded states and districts with federal aid and has expanded to about a dozen variations,...
In 2013 alone, state legislators introduced nearly 300 bills related to the Common Core State Standards. This year, they are on track to do the same, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Yet in a series of meetings convened last year by the Center...
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