Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What Is the Purpose of Education?

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From religous to civic to industrial aims, the purpose of education has changed with the times, and varying public sentiment continues to reflect a...

Teaching 9/11

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Today, many classroom discussions will revolve around the history and implications of 9/11, but the event has yet to make its way into many...

PARCC’s Educator Leader Cadres: Ensuring Teacher Voice in the Assessments

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From the consortium’s inception, the states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) common assessment consortium have been committed...

PISA Panic Is the Wrong Push for School Improvement

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Make no mistake, the results of the latest PISA tests, providing international comparisons of K–12 education proficiency, are not great for the United States....

Five Elements of Personalized Learning in Finland

I've been keenly interested in personalizing secondary schools in the United States, so it was affirming to see the degree to which Finnish schools...

U.S. PISA Scores Plateau, Incline on the Horizon?

U.S.  students posted average scores in reading and science and below-average scores in math on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), an...
How to use your voice to advocate for education in 2017

Coming in Loud and Clear: Using Your Voice to Advocate for Education in 2017

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The metaphor of public education as a factory is a common trope. In an industrial model, schools are factories designed to mold students into...

Does the Common Core Exclude Personal Meaning Making?

"Has this ever happened to you? What were your feelings when you read this?" You won't find "text-to-self" questions like these recommended anywhere in the...

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