Classroom Technology Opinion The Cost Savings of Eliminating Classroom Management
What is this amazing low-tech strategy that's filling the gaps in cyber-learning? Answer: the teachers are sitting in the same office, as they're managing their on-line classes. So it's valuable for teachers to be physically present and connected to their peers, but not so important for kids? But--wouldn't students wouldn't also benefit from putting their heads together with peers and having in-depth conversations about literature or democracy or fractions?
College & Workforce Readiness Index Indicates Most High Schools Are Not Challenging Students
A survey of schools that made The Washington Post's Most Challenging High School list shows many schools still have rules that keep students from signing up for AP, IB, and AICE courses.
School & District Management Opinion Garden-Variety Teacher Leadership
I worry that teacher leadership is being commodified--that teachers with exceptional talents in instruction, curriculum development, mentoring, analyzing district politics and influencing decision-making will not be seen as leaders unless they have a title or a stipend. I worry even more about how formal teacher leaders are "chosen"--just whose water they're expected to carry.
Student Well-Being New High School Recognition Focuses on Closing Opportunity Gap
The University Colorado Boulder is launching a Schools of Opportunity project to honor schools working to level the learning playing field for all students.
Accountability U.S. News Offers Latest List of 'Best' High Schools
Profiles of nearly 20,000 schools are included in this year's rankings, including information on test scores and success in meeting the needs of disadvantaged students.
College & Workforce Readiness Just 9 Percent of Nation's High Schools Deemed Rigorous on 'Challenge Index'
The Washington Post released its annual Most Challenging High Schools, highlighting schools where the most students take college-level examinations.
International Opinion Shanghai: Teacher Quality Strategies
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
Student Achievement Opinion Response to the Brookings Institution Attack on PISA
Marc Tucker and Andreas Schleicher respond to charges from Tom Loveless that the PISA results for Shanghai are suspect.