Education Commentary

New in Print: Also of Note

May 20, 2008 1 min read

A critique of the assumptions on which much of modern school reform has been based.

Touts the benefits of extending the school day by one to two hours, with strategies for enacting such a change.

Deconstructs the complexities of achievement testing for the educational layman.

How “choice architecture” can steer people toward better decisions, including in education.

Prominent scientists and engineers, as well as 50 former MIT students, reflect on the childhood toys and tools that sparked their lifelong interest in science.

A collection of articles spanning 45 years from the respected Stanford University scholar.

The whats, whys, and hows of formative assessment, written for teachers and administrators.

A former governor of West Virginia, now the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, lays out his plan for revitalizing secondary schooling.

A Pennsylvania journalist dissects the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District “intelligent design” court case.

A version of this article appeared in the May 21, 2008 edition of Education Week as Also of Note