The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


What some have called an “ Education Arms Race ” and others have labelled an undeservedly significant role PISA now occupies as a lever for educational reform, is no doubt affecting the schooling and educational experience of many students, particularly in Asia.

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 ). 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). educators, and Catherine Lewis, who conducts academic research on lesson study.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Department of Education or other federal agencies) in and out of inclusion. Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Department of Education, I do not believe it was ever published by the Department.

Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains


You are meeting the learners in the Manaiakalani education program. After decades of despair and educational malaise, the families that are part of the Manaiakalani program are asserting their rangatiratanga and becoming active players once again in their children’s futures. Education results plummeted along with employment. Parents needed to be both investors and learning partners in their children’s education. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

Charitable giving to higher education is now broken

Bryan Alexander

The latest information illustrates major, challenging trends in higher education. Yes, educational inequality includes very unequal athletics. “As in previous years, the wealthiest programs accounted for most of the contributions.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” Trump has threatened to close the Department of Education. “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. Education Politics. Presidential Politics.

Can a Truly Student-Centered Education Be Available to All?


While the freedom inherent in the model excites some readers, others question whether young people educated this way will learn the important information and skills they need to become productive adults in our society. Unschooling is a hotly debated topic on MindShift.

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

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., But hindsight is a very different vantage point for Cassellius, who is now Minnesota’s commissioner of education. “It

Women’s History Month should have a place for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Between 2005 and 2017, public schools in the U.S.

These formerly homeless single moms beat the odds and are now college grads

The Hechinger Report

Higher Education. Leave this field empty if you're human: Although started in 1995, the Family Scholar House program could serve only a small number of women at a time until 2005. GPA, and the children must be enrolled in “age-appropriate education.”

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Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

Between 2005 and 2017, public schools in the U.S. The adage that you can do less with more doesn’t hold up when it comes to education. Districts across the country aren’t adequately funded to properly educate children or to give teachers cost of living increases.

10 years later, goal of getting more Americans through college is way behind schedule

The Hechinger Report

That would help return the United States to first in the world in the proportion of its population with the credentials needed to sustain an economy increasingly dependent on highly educated workers. Department of Education reports. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Nearly all the seniors at this charter school went to college. Only 6 out of 52 finished on time

The Hechinger Report

She’d been one of the first graduates in a new charter school landscape that many in New Orleans believed could fix a broken education system. By 2008, education reformers had opened charters in Texas and New York with similar “college for all” promises. bill to pay for his education.

Live Tuesday Dec. 14th with Deborah Meier--Education Reformer, Writer, and Activist.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, December 14th, for a live and interactive webinar with Deborah Meier, education reformer, writer, and activist. A learning theorist, she encourages new approaches that enhance democracy and equity in public education.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ). 3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), Where does this type of problem solving fit in in the current education landscape?

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

As teaching candidates progress through teacher education programs, they should be exploring , evaluating , and applying methods and tools for effective instruction in the dynamic learning environments that exist in today’s K-12 schools. 2005). Teaching Education, 21(3), 247-262.

Discipline Outdoes Talent—Here’s How

Fractus Learning

In…studies of both secondary school and university students, self-discipline has surpassed intelligence test scores to better predict school performance, attendance, and graduation honors. We have seen this as educators time and again. One simple letter.

New Orleans finally has control of its own schools, but will all parents really have a say?

The Hechinger Report

Many charter proponents have hailed this new era as a golden age of education reform in New Orleans: Charter schools are continuing to innovate, while democratic control over schools has been restored.

High school should be more like preschool

The Hechinger Report

We said let’s take the best early childhood principles, and push those up,” said Macdonald, who began her education career as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. High Tech High in San Diego is a renowned charter school that attracts educators from across the U.S.

A Mississippi youth court judge fights to school-to-prison pipeline

The Hechinger Report

Related: Is quality education possible in juvenile detention in Mississippi? A 2006 Justice Policy Institute report found that “detention has a profoundly negative impact on young people’s mental and physical well-being, their education and their employment.”

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

The proportion of overage students — those who have been retained for at least one grade — hovers around 40 percent for New Orleans high school students, according to an analysis of 2014 data by researchers at Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, which is based at Tulane University.

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

The Hechinger Report

“Since my parents didn’t get much education, it’s hard to talk to them about my schoolwork and applying to college, or how to plan my time and get everything done,” says Mariano Almanza, 18, pictured speaking with his Coronado High School guidance counselor, Colleen McElvogue.

4 finalists vie for Superintendent of the Year

eSchool News

Co-sponsored by Aramark, VALIC and AASA, the 2016 National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at AASA’s National Conference on Education , Feb. Williamson has more than 30 years of service in public education, with the past nine years as superintendent of Hoke County Schools.

A learner's curriculum

Learning with 'e's

I worked for several years alongside Professor Mike Newby, who at the time was serving as Dean of the Faculty of Education at Plymouth University. The criticism of this approach is that knowledge is secondary to experience, and that too much school time is wasted on play and experimentation.

How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations


Excerpted from “ Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents ,” (c) 2019 by Patricia C. Oliva & Piqueras, 2016; Simons & Gaher, 2005). She is the author of “ Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

For this story, reporters analyzed every available open-enrollment charter application approved between 2005 and 2015 — the decade after Katrina. Educational consultant and former state board member Leslie Jacobs on why charters may have had difficulty reaching projected goals.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, May 31st, for a live and interactive Future of Education webinar with James Bosco, Principle Investigator at the Consortium for School Networking ( CoSN ). He obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1961.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Big Picture Learning design is "a dynamic approach to learning, doing, and thinking that has been changing the lives of students, educators, and entire communities since 1995. in psychology and education from the University of Michigan. Prize in Education.

Special Webinar - Live from the Middle East: Classroom Connections Amidst Political Changes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us on Wednesday, April 20th, for a very special live and interactive event with educators from Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Morocco. iEARN encourages collaboration between students and educators within the global network.

Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event and Recording Page : [link] Denise Wolk is Director of Publications and Communications and Senior Program Associate with Educators for Social Responsibility. Joe DiMartino is president of the Center for Secondary School Redesign, Inc.

A crash course on trauma-informed teaching

The Cornerstone Blog

One of the best definitions I’ve heard of trauma comes from researchers Rice and Groves (2005): trauma is an exceptional experience in which powerful and dangerous events overwhelm a person’s capacity to cope. Jeff Baker is a mental health counselor, educator, noted journalist, and activist.

Live Thursday August 25th with Bob Compton on The Finland Phenomenon

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, August 25th, for a live and interactive webinar with Bob Compton, producer of the new documentary film The Finland Phenomenon , an "inside look at the world''s finest secondary education system." and educate these students to a much higher level.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.