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The best and worst districts for school choice

According to a new report, there is little information available on what makes a school district not only suitable for school choice, but what differentiates the districts that are exceptional…

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Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 4: Big Data

4. ‘Big Data’ infiltrates education, bringing privacy concerns as well.

At the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas, in early March, the most influential new ed-tech product unveiled to the…

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These districts score better than the rest

According to new results released today from a report that measures student achievement progress in math and reading in U.S. urban school districts, two districts are at the top of…

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5 ways schools throw away talented teachers

According to a new report based on thousands of educator responses, schools across the country don’t have a pipeline for leadership, discouraging talented teachers from staying in education. The problem:…

The link between early childhood education and PISA scores

Buried under the headlines of the last week about the newly released Program for International Student Assessment results — which showed American 15-year-old students nowhere near the top…

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Are teachers being set up for failure? You decide

Teacher preparation programs are leaving teachers to fend for themselves and to discover their own path to classroom management instead of relying on “proven” strategies based on research, according to…

5 data-driven ways to prevent the achievement gap

Take a look around your classroom, We Are Teachers reports. What do you see? Future scientists? Mathematicians? Writers and lawyers? Artists and singers?…

Science says: Here’s how to reach every student brain

By now, most educators know that classroom practices such as differentiating instruction, critical thinking, and making the environment less stressful for students are critical to a 21st-century education. But…why does…

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Ed-tech tools boost early learners’ math skills

New research indicates that a technology-supported curriculum can help early learners better absorb STEM subjects, setting up at-risk early learners for more academic success down the road.

A new…

Report uncovers who is actually teaching with technology

Not too long ago, the Washington-based Pew Research Center published a report on how teachers are using technology at home and in their classrooms, Edudemic reports.…