The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

The Magnolia State has been making steady progress on NAEP since 2005. In 2003, the state began requiring future K-6 teachers to take two early literacy courses in their teacher-preparation training. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries.

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005.

In this New Hampshire high school, internships shape the future of learning

The Hechinger Report

They’re also essential to achieving competency on the various learning standards at school, according to Kim Carter, who founded the MC2 School in 2003. New Hampshire did this, for all schools, in 2005. Harrison Hicks, 16, working at his Filtrine Manufacturing Co.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

million from the foundation since 2003. The foundation decided to prioritize early learning funding in 2005 after commissioning the University of Florida to identify the county’s most pressing child-services gaps. million from the foundation since 2003. “If

What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, just 15 percent of teachers in large urban districts across the country were black but in New Orleans, teaching was largely a job done by black women: 71 percent of teachers were black and 78 percent were women.

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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Colorado Spring’s District 11 began enrolling teachers in AVID training in 2005. School counseling received a substantial overhaul with the 2003 publication of the ASCA National Model , a framework for counseling that was designed to bring clear standards to the field.

Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

Bryan Alexander

from 2012 to 2014, falling to the smallest number of degrees conferred since 2003” That’s in absolute numbers. ” [emphases added] “The field’s share shrank 19% from 2005 to 2014…” Let’s break down the fields to see how individual disciplines fare.


Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


Good Bye Lenin! ” (2003, Germany, directed by Wolfgang Becker)—Black comedy with a semi-romantic storyline that is easily the best teaching device for explaining the Cold War in Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Paradise Now ” (2005, Palestine, directed by Hany Abu-Assad)—Unsettling political thriller about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel. Tsotsi ” (2005, South Africa, directed by Gavin Hood)—Powerful human drama set in a Johannesburg slum.

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation


Wunn became executive director of the National Speech and Debate Association in 2003, and began working to transform the association, adding 60,000 students nationwide to the association’s membership as well as adding a popular new category of debate that focuses on issues surrounding current events.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement


Many schools have reduced or even eliminated recess for elementary school children, and several have cut back on free play and play-based learning in the early grades such as kindergarten and first grade (Zygmunt-Fillwalk & Bilello, 2005). 2003).

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People


2005). 2003). “Courage is contagious.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. In 2005, the nation’s governors signed a bipartisan compact agreeing to use the same formula to calculate how many of their students earned diplomas.

Wednesday Early - Reforming Ed Reform Panel with Downes, Gardner, Kohn, and Stager

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published numerous articles both online and in print, including The Future of Online Learning (1998), Learning Objects (2000), Resource Profiles (2003), and E-Learning 2.0 2005).

Live (Early) Friday February 24th with Dennis Littky on Big Picture Schools Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2004, he (along with Samantha Grabelle) published a book about the Big Picture Learning design entitled The Big Picture: Education is Everyone’s Business , which went on to win the Association of Educational Publishers’ top award for nonfiction in 2005.

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

The Census Bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey counted 2.4 million in 2005 to 7.1 In order to serve this hidden population, the Senior Services Department in Clayton County, Georgia — where Eschman has raised her grandchildren — started the Kinship Care Program in 2003.

The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

NPR Learning and Tech

A 2003 paper by the economists Brian Jacob of the University of Michigan and Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago analyzed test answers from the Chicago Public Schools. The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context. April 01, 2015 4:47 PM ET. Anya Kamenetz. Facebook Twitter. NPR Ed.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Intragroup competency: group process: Through the negotiation of group processes and interaction between members of the group, group norms and mental models are created (Boland & Tenkas, 1995; Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Jehn & Mannix, 2001; Mohammed & Dumville, 2001; Moreland & Levine, 2001) which then become the basis for evaluating the group’s competency. 2003). 2005). 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296. 2003).

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The pivotal moment of his career happened when he was teaching at Hannam University in South Korea in 2003 surrounded by the papers of 275 writing students and wondering if he had them all. 2005).


5 things I’m embarrassed to tell you

The Cornerstone Blog

I started sharing ideas online back in 2003, and both education and the world in general changes so quickly every year. This has always been true: back in 2008, I was embarrassed about everything from 2005 and prior, and so on.

May 25 - Interview with Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2005, he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. Join me Wednesday, May 25th, for a live and interactive webinar with Sir Ken Robinson about the extensively revised and updated version of his best-selling classic, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative.

May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Most recently he served as the WMU Coordinator for the “Kalamazoo Promise” which began in November 2005. 2003); “Is it Possible to Reform Schools? Toward Keeping the Promise of ICT in Schools” (Dublin,2004); “Building New Schools” Sydney, 2005

Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

2003. 2005. Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. As I reflected on the events of today, I began to think of my journey as a teacher here in Philadelphia. I began to think of all of the red flags that have gone up over the last ten years before getting to this point.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

After Trussville broke off in 2005, school officials there set about building the most expensive school ever constructed in Alabama: Hewitt-Trussville High School. But by 2003, the damage had already been done. Leslie Williams stands in the North Smithfield community park.

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Tuesday Interview: The Truth About Testing with Jim Popham

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

2010) and Assessment for Educational Leaders (2006), Allyn & Bacon; The Truth About Testing (2001), Test Better, Teach Better (2003), Transformative Assessment (2008) and Instruction that Measures Up (2009) ASCD; America’s “Failing” Schools (2005) and Mastering Assessment (2006), Routledge; and Unlearned Lessons (2009) Harvard Education Press. Join me Tuesday, April 23rd, for a live and interactive conversation with W.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world


Hoax-Slayer : Australian Brett Christensen has been debunking email and social media hoaxes and spam since 2003. We were guaranteed a free press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state.

Live Tonight in Elluminate - Students on Homework

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Cushman’s other books with youth include the best-selling Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students (New Press, 2003) and its two sequels, Fires in the Middle School Bathroom (New Press, 2008) and Sent to the Principal (Next Generation Press, 2005, 2006). Join us tonight, October 14th, for a live and interactive Webinar with Kathleen Cushman on homework.

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

Hack Education

million Americans over 60 had outstanding student loan debt – up from some 700,000 in 2005.” “Black students who started college in 2003 had a 50–50 chance of defaulting on their federal student loans, according to a new analysis of government data – a virtual coin-flip of default that stands in stark contrast with a 21% default rate for white borrowers,” Buzzfeed reported in October.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

Throughout its history, the E-rate program has faced repeated scrutiny from Congress, from Republican members of the FCC like Pai, and from the General Accounting Office, which issued a report in 2005 that took issue with the “unusual” organizational structure of the USAC and questioned whether or not E-rate was sufficiently responsive to accountability standards that would “help protect the program and the fund from fraud, waste, and abuse.”


The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

million people since 2003.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “In 2005, a court barred Vanderbilt from removing ‘Confederate’ from the facade of a building, citing the terms of a gift. Education Politics. One of the big stories this week: the US Department of Education ’s announcement about which “non-traditional providers” ( MOOCs , coding bootcamps ) will be eligible for financial aid as part of its EQUIP experiment.