Native Wisdom: A Review of Edgar Villanueva’s Decolonizing Wealth — HistPhil

Editors’ Note: Michael Seltzer reviews Edgar Villanueva‘s new book, Decolonizing Wealth. In his book, The Wretched of the Earth, published in 1961, Frantz Fanon noted what he considered to be the necessary conditions for the overthrow of colonialism: “To tell the truth, the proof of success lies in a whole social structure being changed from […]

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BREAKTHROUGH — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

By Will FitzhughThe Concord Review The Washington Postin “The Answer Sheet”Valerie Strauss25 February 2014It is settled wisdom among FunderPundits, and those to whom they give their grants, that the most important variable in student academic achievement is teacher quality, but I have regularly pointed out that the most important variable in student academic achievement is…

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The human element – why randomised control trials need mixed methods approaches — Impact of Social Sciences

The applicability of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) to the social sciences has been widely questioned. However, assessing the effectiveness of RCTs, in practice has proved difficult. In this post, Naila Kabeer reflects on her recent research into randomised control trials utilised as part of a programme to alleviate poverty in West Bengal and highlights how,…

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Changing State Standards: Repeal, Revise, Replace, Rebrand, Update, or Unique? — Truth in American Education

Issues related to and surrounding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are controversial and “toxic” (as Mike Huckabee put it) for many people both in and outside of education, including decision-makers. Rather than truly replacing the CCSS, some states have simply rebranded them. As a result, “College and Career Readiness Standards” and setting “higher” national…

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What the “New Normal” of the $100 Million Mega-Gift to Universities Means — Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Minnaert [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia CommonsJune 4, 2019; Los Angeles TimesPublic institutions of higher education have not seen as much public funding lately. Even as the effects of technology to the job market grow more apparent, and with even greater changes still on the horizon, state aid to colleges has declined by more than…

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New information requires prior basic information

Archived: Building Pyramids: A model of of knowledge representation By Efrat Furst (PhD), Post-doc Fellow at the Learning Incubator, SEAS, Harvard University. Her background is in cognitive-neuroscientific research and professional development for educators. Archived from https://sites.google.com/view/efratfurst/pyramids Every new piece of knowledge is learnt on the basis of already existing knowledge. The principle that organizes the knowledge is ‘Making […]

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Learning in a Museum — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Althea Need KaminskeThis past week I had the opportunity, along with Megan Sumeracki, to talk with docents about how they can use the science of learning in their work. As educators, docents face an interesting set of challenges when teaching visitors about their collections. Namely that they have a limited amount of time with…

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The Rose court case reaffirmed Kentucky should have an efficient school system — Bluegrass Institute

30 years later, has that happened? The famous Rose v. Council for Better Education Kentucky Supreme Court decision from 1989 is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, reminding us that the Kentucky State Constitution stipulates in Section 183 that: “The General Assembly shall, by appropriate legislation, provide for an efficient system of common schools throughout…

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Misunderstandings about Understanding, Dept. — traditional math

What do we mean by “understanding” in math? I gave a talk about this at the researchED conference in Vancouver. I have included an excerpt from my talk, and added some commentary at the very end which is designed 1)to further elucidate the issues and 2) to infuriate those who disagree with my conclusions. Understanding […]

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