Every year the Phillies have a contest, asking kids and their families to identify their best teachers. This year, 1000 nominations were submitted.
Engaging parents of students in K-12 has shown success in Washington DC, operating in more than 20 schools at all levels.
Researchers found that college instructors who are not on the tenure track system surprisingly out-performed the tenured professors in introductory undergraduate classes.
There’s no question that increasing achievement is the foremost goal of teachers in our schools but teachers vary in their strategies and we need to find models that work. Here’s one.
Claremont University researchers observed 31 excellent teachers (based on student test scores) and found those who were strict were the most effective.
When we think of well-achieved kids, we think of talent and brains. But new research suggests we should think again.
For a broad view of our troubles in education, read The New York Times editorial “The Trouble With Testing Mania.”
Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.
MOOCs, “massively open online courses,” are reaching vast numbers of people and now the organization is moving into professional development for K-12 education.
By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With large numbers of low income people in urban areas, community schools are on the rise – places that educate children, and have services like teaching English to […]
Carly Ackerman, a teacher at Boys’ Latin Charter School in Philadelphia is teaching her 10th grade composition students about ethnography…not by reading, but primarily by field work.
Who was your favorite teacher? Let the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News know during Teacher Appreciation Week.
When people immigrate to the United States, it can be a challenge to learn English, especially as an adult. As Ukee Washington shows us, volunteers are donating their time and expertise to help.
Education ‘badges’, offered mostly on online start-ups, look like brightly colored Boy Scout badges and are meant to convey more about a student and his or her strengths than a grade might.
If you think you got an unfairly bad grade, can you sue? Turns out, you wouldn’t be the first – or even the second.