Student Achievement

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Schools That Learn What Art Can Teach

At the long-struggling and poor Savoy Elementary School, teachers are using the excitement and discipline of the arts to improve achievement.

12/17/2012

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Timing Rewards As Incentives

Everyone knows incentives are motivating for students – gold stars and attendance certificates. Cash always sounds best, but what works best?

08/22/2012

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Maryland Takes The Lead In New Education Study

New education research measures student improvement, not just scores.

07/31/2012

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Advocating For Better Education

Overwhelming evidence supports the notion that with sufficient funding, school districts can improve all students’ achievement.

05/08/2012

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Education By Zip Codes

A new study by Jonathan Rothwell at the Brookings Institution identified areas where high levels of economic segregation show the large gaps in education between low-income students and other students.

04/30/2012

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Asian Students In Schools

The needs of Asian students are very diverse, yet an article in Education Week, points to the perception that Asian-heritage students are almost universally thought of as high achieving.

03/13/2012

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No Child Left Behind Revisited

A decade ago the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act was renamed No Child Left Behind. Looking back, well known educators share their perspectives in Education Week.

01/24/2012

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Moving Beyond Blame The Teacher

An article in the Los Angeles Times titled “Moving Beyond Blame the Teacher,” discusses current efforts to improve public education based on the flawed assumption that teachers are the problem.

10/19/2011

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How Finland Became A Leader In Education

Transformation of Finland schools began 40 years ago as the key to economic recovery and now its students are excelling in worldwide comparisons.

09/28/2011

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Gauging Student Learning

Multiple choice or short answer tests are narrow and can’t measure how well students can formulate their own ideas, approach a problem, write effectively, collaborate and think critically.

08/16/2011

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