Comparing Education Policy Positions in the 2012 Presidential Race

From my perspective, education hasn't been a much talked about issue in the presidential campaign so far. That's not to say that President Obama...

More States Mandate Bullying Policies

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This is the first school year that Michigan schools are required to have antibullying policies in place. Last week's most-clicked article profiles policy and practice...

How to Identify, Prevent, and Respond to Cyberbullying

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What is cyberbullying and how many students experience it? What are the warning signs, that educators and peers can be alert to, that a...

Move the Beehive Gently (1960)

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Take a moment to step back from the ongoing media blitz of commentary on the ultimate fate and effect of the Common Core State...

“No Choice But to Close the Gap”

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A. Wade Boykin, coauthor of Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap, discusses the effect of...

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...

Teachers Need Time, Tools, and Trust, Says Report

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Last week's most-clicked ASCD SmartBrief article profiles a new report from Education Trust that identifies school culture and working conditions as key determinants in retaining...

Report Says Class Size Matters Most K-3

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Providing a potential compromise in the class-size debate, a March report by the Southern Region Educational Board (SREB) advises that smaller class sizes have the...

Depth, Connections, and “Doing” Science Focus of New Standards

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Last week, the release of the draft Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) topped the ASCD SmartBrief most-clicked list. Standards writers say the NGSS focus on essential...

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By Sam Rhodes & Christopher R. Gareis All students can learn.  It’s a clear enough statement, and one that few would debate. Yet we abandon...