The Institute for Science and Math Education at the University of Washington recently offered a crash course on the Next Gene...
DragonBox develops a user’s fundamental skills in algebra before teaching its context and application.
For John Danner, learning can be thought about in three parts: the need to know things, how to solve problems, and how to be ...
MOUSE celebrated their 15th Anniversary on May 20th with a student led exhibit demonstrating the latest technologies and by h...
Never before has the opportunity been greater to use existing resources differently to benefit student learning. Shrinking school budgets and rising expectations are challenging schools and communities across the country to think and act differently and use their resources more efficiently and effectively to ensure all...
7 months ago by Lisa Duty
Tom says, "It's been a rich week of discussions about How Children Succeed on NPR, at EdNation, and in person with experts like Dr. Pamela Cantor, Turnaround for Children. We spend most of our time on academic smarts, but it's clear that 'non-cognative' skills are at least as important and areas ripe for innovation."
7 months ago by Getting Smart Staff
We've tried to avoid presidential politics here, but some comments about the federal role in education this week (covered well by K-12 Politics ) suggested the need to reiterate the importance of common standards and the constructive role that the federal government and national organizations can play.
7 months ago by Tom Vander Ark
Paul Tough takes on the enormous question of How Children Succeed in his new book. In a well-produced long interview with Ira Glass, Tough said, "We don't teach the most important skills," a list that includes "persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence."
7 months ago by Tom Vander Ark
The Hamilton Project launched today two new papers, “Harnessing Technology to Improve K-12 Education,” and “A Dozen Economic Facts about K-12 Education,” at an education forum in Washington D.C. to help further public investment in K-12 education for economic growth and effectiveness.
8 months ago by Getting Smart Staff
The nonprofit MIND Research Institute is dedicated to solving math education in America through its cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning math. Its uniquely visually-based ST Math instructional software program is helping children across the country dramatically improve their math proficiency and become life-l...
For twelve years, Redding School of the Arts (RSA), a charter school in Redding, CA, has been known for its fine arts and musical dramas. Today it has a new feather—a platinum LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
8 months ago by Guest Author
The Harlem and Williamsburg (Brooklyn) film festivals featured a trio of TEACHED shorts from Loudspeaker Films. Kelly Amis is former TFA teacher with serious edreform credentials now using film to build support for transformation and education equality.
8 months ago by Tom Vander Ark