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One startling fact about flipped learning

Flipped learning has been on education’s radar for the last two years, with many schools experimenting with a teaching and learning style well-suited for 21st Century learning. But…

Knowledge pills, robo-graders, brain implants and other dystopian edtech

It’s been a good week for the weird fringes of ed-tech, according to the Hechinger Report. On Tuesday, Nicholas Negroponte took the stage at the 30th anniversary of…

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Questions to answer after high school

According to a new report, there are basic questions postsecondary data, with access to college and university data, need to be able to answer—not only for higher-ed institutions,…

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7 intriguing facts about the brain

When it comes to student learning, many stakeholders focus on important learning supports, such as classroom technology, reliable high-speed internet access in schools, and educators who use technology…

Infographic: Fueling a personalized learning revolution

In an effort to inform educators and districts how personalized, blended learning can improve access to high-quality learning opportunities for secondary students, Fuel EducationTM (FuelEd) has collaborated with…

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Best and worst states for the subject every school should be teaching

In the midst of our country’s slow climb to economic recovery, there’s been an outpouring of support from communities to teach today’s students the one subject that could…

What would be a radically different vision of school?

There’s no shortage of different opinions about how the education system should adapt to a shifting world and a future with unknown demands, but for the most part,…

Following the data: A day in the life of an ed-tech worker

It is not everyday that a publishing company moves from New York to Baltimore, the Baltimore Post-Examiner reports.…

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5 new findings about early childhood data use

A new survey reveals that most states cannot answer the most basic questions about early childhood care and education, including whether young children up to age 5 are…

INFOGRAPHIC: The influence of apps in education

From lists to websites specifically devoted to app lists, and from using apps for school staff management to teaching eager students how to code, education is one of…

The best teachers don’t do what they’re told

When I became a teacher, I wanted to be like Robin Williams in Dead Poet Society, bringing students to the thinking of old, dead (is that redundant?) white…

A startup weekend that is literally one in a thousand

The statistics are startling, EdSurge reports.…

Kids don’t learn better in single-sex classes—meta analysis

A new study (Pahlke, Hyde, & Allison, 2014) reports a meta-analysis of 184 studies representing 1.6 million students in K-12 across 21 nations, the Washington Post reports. …

Think big: How to jumpstart tech use in low-income schools

The challenges of rural schools are many of the same (though not all) that low-income public schools face across the country: inadequate access to technology and broadband, tight…

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The best and worst states for teacher policy

Teacher quality has been a hot, if polarizing, topic in education recently, with many states making what some perceive to be progressive steps in teacher policy. One new…

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3 startling misconceptions about student testing

A new report is shedding light on what the nation might not know but teachers have known for a while: Time spent on testing depends on district requirements…

Study: Single-sex ed may not actually be better for kids

Do students really learn better when separated by gender? New research indicates that they do not, the Huffington Post reports.…

Ravitch: The ‘White House’s obsession with data is sick’

Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch has been blasting the Obama administration for a long time for education policies that have expanded the importance of standardized tests and…

Then-and-now photos bring iconic Black History moments back to life

Every day, we walk in the very places where history was made years ago, the Huffington Post reports.…

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FETC 2014: This is how you take mobile to the next level

Would you buy a car without knowing how well it could perform on the road? No? The same principle applies to purchasing mobile apps for the classroom, argue…

The impact of Google on our memory

What is the last time you memorized something? do you still retain it in your memory or has it faded away? Memorization, though severely undermined in…

7 crippling parenting behaviors that keep children from growing into leaders

While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked…

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School principals beg for help with Common Core

It’s no surprise that schools across the country are gearing up for implementation of Common Core, with many teachers and school principals fully aware of what the standards…

Joy & rigor: The And-Both solution

Is it possible to create a high-engagement school where students do interesting and relevant work and meet high expectations? Erin Mote and Eric Tucker are a smart duo…

Does middle school need an image makeover?

Middle school has a terrible reputation, The Atlantic reports.…