Category: Education

  • How to Combat the High Schoolization of the University

    How to Combat the High Schoolization of the University

    [ad_1] Perhaps you’ve heard of the Kobayashi Maru scenario, a training exercise at Star Trek’s Starfleet Academy. Cadets who are being considered for leadership positions are confronted with an unwinnable situation in order to test their command capabilities. They must rescue a civilian freighter, avoid a fight with opposing forces and escape with their starship […]

  • Giving Birth to My Son Taught Me That Change Is Hard. Here Is Why Teachers Must Adapt Anyway.

    Giving Birth to My Son Taught Me That Change Is Hard. Here Is Why Teachers Must Adapt Anyway.

    [ad_1] My son had been home from the NICU for just two weeks as I stood in front of a closet of clothes and shoes that no longer fit, trying to find something to wear to a job interview. A new position supporting instructional technology and innovation was opening in my former school district. I […]

  • 6 reasons to improve teacher and principal evaluation policies

    6 reasons to improve teacher and principal evaluation policies

    [ad_1] New data and analysis released by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) finds ample opportunities for improvement in states’ teacher and principal evaluation policies. With educator quality as the most powerful in-school factor that contributes to students’ academic success, an essential component to supporting student recovery in the wake of pandemic-related learning loss […]

  • With little federal support for families, states are stepping up  

    With little federal support for families, states are stepping up  

    [ad_1] Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Subscribe today!  After various family support policies were dropped from federal legislation earlier this year, states have been left to their own devices to stabilize child […]

  • A New Push to Make Financial-Aid Offers More Transparent

    A New Push to Make Financial-Aid Offers More Transparent

    [ad_1] So how much does this cost? It’s a simple question people ask all time, whether they’re shopping for a winter coat or a Camry. But as many Americans know, it’s much more difficult to determine exactly how much money they’ll need to cover the costs of attending a particular college. For one thing, financial-aid […]

  • UCLA Law Drops Out of ‘U.S. News’ Rankings

    UCLA Law Drops Out of ‘U.S. News’ Rankings

    [ad_1] The law school of the University of California, Los Angeles, announced Tuesday that it is dropping out of the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Interim Dean Russell Korobkin wrote to the law school, “Third-party rankings can provide a useful service in this regard if their methodology is transparent, if they value features of […]

  • Why I’m Integrating the World Cup Into My English Class, Despite My Disinterest in Sports

    Why I’m Integrating the World Cup Into My English Class, Despite My Disinterest in Sports

    [ad_1] In late September, my sophomores were packing up for the day when I noticed a group of boys, heads down, all focusing on what looked to be magazines open on their desks. They lifted each page carefully, with a mix of reverence and deep concentration. ”¿Tengo Andres Guardado?” “Sí… ¿Tengo Mbappe?” The boys burst […]

  • Ransomware attackers head back to school

    Ransomware attackers head back to school

    [ad_1] Just when we thought the painful trend of ransomware attacks on public schools might be waning, news arrived of a massive incident. Over Labor Day weekend, the country’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, experienced a ransomware attack. The district serves 600,000 students and described “significant disruptions affecting access to email, computer systems, and […]

  • Play is crucial for middle schoolers, too

    Play is crucial for middle schoolers, too

    [ad_1] CHANTILLY, Va. – In Fairfax County, Virginia, thousands of middle school students experience what most of their peers leave behind in elementary school — recess. The break is only 15 minutes long. But at Rocky Run Middle School, about 25 miles west of the nation’s capital, the seventh and eighth graders make the most […]

  • Should All Genetics Research on Intelligence Be Off Limits?

    Should All Genetics Research on Intelligence Be Off Limits?

    [ad_1] Research on human intelligence tends to be a magnet for controversy, with papers leading to protests and speakers drawing scorn. A few years back, a couple of academics attempted to catalog that history and found 111 incidents since 1956. Discussion of genetics and intelligence is particularly fraught because of how it’s been twisted by […]