Category: Education Reform

Can MOOCs Teach Teachers How to Teach

In the famed five phase Hype Cycle, MOOCs are currently in the Trough of Disillusionment (Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver). A University of Pennsylvania study of 1 million MOOC users who participated in 16 of the

Is Common Core Math Good or Bad?

If you’re like most Americans, you just want to know the right answer, so here it is: Common Core Math is good for Americans. But knowing the answer isn’t enough, one of Common Core’s goals is to help you understand

The Reconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

The Atlantic has an interesting piece, The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher. It’s a worthwhile read that not only presents an interesting case but provides a great overview of where the edtech world stands today. The basis of the piece

Is it Really the Educonomy, Stupid?

Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education at Gallup, reprinted an article which originally appeared at Fast Company calling for more integration between our educational system and businesses. He even coined a new term for this integration in a paragraph riffing

The Problem of the Failure Narrative

Definition of the Failure Narrative In an endeavor as large as education, there will always be a significant number of successes and failures. The “failure narrative” perspective emphasizes the failures will little or no reference to the successes. The failure

The SAT Encourages Sloppy Writing

SAT Encourages Sloppy Writing

The next iteration of the dreaded SAT exam is slated for November 2, 2013. Approximately three million students take the test each year in the hopes of scoring high enough to gain admission to the college of their choice. In

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School Reform-A Professor’s Brawl with the Billionaires

On her Washington Post education blog, Valerie Straus has a guest post by Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of “Excellence For All: How a New Breed of Reformers Is