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Bypassing school board for state takeover of JCPS would be unmitigated disaster
Courier-Journal • Opinion Contributor
Research Keeps Showing This Kind Of Teaching Is Very Effective. So Why Won’t Schools Use It?
The Federalist • Joy Pullmann
Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes in the Classroom
TNTP Blog
Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers? – by Frederick Hess
Education Next • Frederick Hess
Michael Kirst weighs another 4 years on state board after Jerry Brown departs
EdSource • John Fensterwald
Do Kids Need Homework?
News Videos • Terry Hood
Failing students in Class 5 and Class 8: Who said what in front of parliamentary committee
Scroll.in - News. Politics. Culture. • Shreya Roy Chowdhury
Labor pledges $280m research institute to 'take politics out of the classroom'
The Guardian • Paul Karp
Start Homework 'Consulting Hours'
Lifehacker • Michelle Woo On Offspring, Michelle Woo To Lifehacker, Shared
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SaaStr • Jason Lemkin
 
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Bypassing school board for state takeover of JCPS would be unmitigated disaster
Courier-JournalOpinion Contributor
We are fortunate to live in a community where so much attention is paid to our public school system, and where so many are working for our community’s students to succeed. Although there are disagreements about how we best ensure that all...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Research Keeps Showing This Kind Of Teaching Is Very Effective. So Why Won’t Schools Use It?
The FederalistJoy Pullmann
A new peer-reviewed meta-analysis of 328 studies performed over the past 50 years finds “strong positive results” for a style of teaching known as direct instruction. It was found to be effective across races, sexes, ages, family income levels, and subjects: “all...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes in the Classroom
TNTP Blog
This op-ed was originally published in Education Post. I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.) I already have my three opening day outfits laid...
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Education, Education Reform
Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers? – by Frederick Hess
Education NextFrederick Hess
It should be obvious even if it sometimes gets lost amidst the noise: The measure of a policy is not its intent but its impact. That’s why I’ve been tough on statewide teacher evaluation reforms. The point of these systems is sensible...
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Education, Education Reform
Michael Kirst weighs another 4 years on state board after Jerry Brown departs
EdSourceJohn Fensterwald
Credit: Christopher Schodt for Michael Kirst Gov. Jerry Brown will leave state government in November, but the man most closely identified with Brown’s education legacy for leading the State Board of Education for 15 of Brown’s 16 years as governor, may not...
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Education, Education Reform
Do Kids Need Homework?
News VideosTerry Hood
TULSA, Oklahoma - Elementary schools across the country are debating whether homework is beneficial for young students. It's a topic that can divide kids, parents, and teachers. But what if your child's homework is actually counterproductive? Many parents are resigned to the...
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Assessments & Testing, Colleges & Universities
Failing students in Class 5 and Class 8: Who said what in front of parliamentary committee
Scroll.in - News. Politics. Culture.Shreya Roy Chowdhury
States in India may soon have the option of holding children back in Classes 5 and 8 if they do not meet expected learning standards. A Parliamentary Standing Committee has approved a proposal of the Ministry of Human Resource Development to do...
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Early Childhood Education, Education
Labor pledges $280m research institute to 'take politics out of the classroom'
The GuardianPaul Karp
Labor has proposed a $280m independent education institute to evaluate what works and what doesn’t in Australian schools. Labor’s education spokeswoman, Tanya Plibersek, said the Evidence Institute for Schools would “put an end to decades of ideological battles about school education” and...
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Education, Education Reform
Start Homework 'Consulting Hours'
LifehackerMichelle Woo On Offspring, Michelle Woo To Lifehacker, Shared
The homework wars seem to be a hallmark of weekday evenings with school-age kids, and parents are always the ones defeated. As my daughter heads to kindergarten this year, I am dreading this fight. Because there will be a fight ... right?...
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Education, Education Reform
Bring the SaaStr Annual Learnings Back to Your Company — With SaaStr Pro!
SaaStrJason Lemkin
Wondering how to bring learnings into your company? We’ve got the answer! We’ve curated 100+ of the top lessons, along with easy-to-learn-from 3 minute videos from our top speakers, all into one product — Pro! Pro: automatically pushes these weekly lessons to...
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