HISTORY STORY — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

Let me emphasize the term story. Professional historical writing has, for a great many years now, been resistant to the idea of history as narrative. Some historians have even hoped that history could be made into a science. But this approach seems unlikely ever to succeed, if for no other reason than that it…

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Homework and Mathematics Achievement: What Works Best for Students? — Educhatter

The Homework Debate never seems to go away. Popular books and articles inspired initially by American education writer Alfie Kohn and his Canadian disciples continue to beat the drum for easing the homework burden on students or eliminating homework altogether before the secondary school level. That “No Homework” movement made significant inroads in the United […]

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The growing popularity of international K-12 schools in China — ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Over the past three years, there has been a significant rise in the number of Chinese families selecting an international style of education in China for their children. With the development of the country’s international Chinese-owned Private Schools (iCPS) sector, options for Chinese parents to keep their children close to home prior to university and…

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Pearson’s 2025 Plan to Transform Teaching : What’s the Education International Critique Missing? — Educhatter

The new world of Artificial Intelligence is upon us and teaching may never be the same. That’s the upshot of a new report by Sam Sellar and Anna Hogan for Education International focusing on Pearson’s Plan for 2025 and its implications for teachers everywhere. The two researchers see dangers ahead with the introduction of AI […]

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Educrats Ignoring the Parent Voice — Truth in American Education

Sunday night I read The New York Times’ article Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion. For some reason as I read this article a song kept coming to mind. The song was The Devil Came From Kansas by Procol Harem from their album A Salty Dog. There are many issues of concern about Summit…

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More from the annals of Ed School, Dept. — traditional math

In my Educational Psychology class, I gave a presentation on constructivism, showing the difference between minimal guidance, and guided instruction, and evidence that inquiry-based approaches are ineffective. The professor lauded me with praise afterward and said it really got her thinking, plus she really was intrigued with Singapore Math (which I used as examples of […]

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Charter school critics claim there’s no financial transparency for charter schools – they need to look at the non-reporting Kentucky gets for its regular public schools — Bluegrass Institute

I hear a constant load of “noise” from critics of charter schools claiming these schools of choice lack the sort of fiscal transparency supposedly found in traditional schools. Really? Check an example of how Kentucky’s traditional public school financial reports look. To begin, I blogged just 11 days ago about the first round of detailed…

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Negotiated Rulemaking: The Complexity of “Regular and Substantive Interaction” — WCET Frontiers

This is the third in our blog post series on the results of the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking process. The first in the series focused an overview of process, issues, and next steps. The second covered rules for state authorization. Today, we focus on definitions that seem like they should be easy, but […]

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The “impact” of the Journal Impact Factor in the review, tenure, and promotion process — Impact of Social Sciences

The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) – a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal – has been widely critiqued as a measure of individual academic performance. However, it is unclear whether these criticisms and high profile declarations, such as DORA, have led to significant cultural change. In this post, Erin…

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Another Silicon Valley Incursion into the Schools, Another Parent Protest — Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

MaxPixel. Creative Commons 0. April 21, 2019; New York Times With little data to demonstrate the effectiveness of an online learning system, the Kansas Department of Education selected two rural school systems as pilots for the Summit Learning platform. It’s not going well. Summit is one of the more recent educational reform experiments to be…

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