Category Archives: Articles/Reports

OPINION: We won’t break the status quo until we admit our own biases

by Kate Gerson As a teacher in an urban high school, I used to tell myself a lie every day. I told it as I led lessons on Catcher in the Rye, Night and Sula. I told it as I met … Continue reading

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Time for a New Conversation in Education

As a long time education reform advocate, I don’t mind saying that the reform agenda has gotten a bit stale. Standards based reform dates back to the 70s. The first charter laws schools were passed over 20 years ago, just … Continue reading

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Lots of news from Project Tomorrow / SpeakUp

1) Speak Up 7 for 2017: Top digital learning trends in K-12 schools today Today at the ASU GSV Summit, we shared 7 trends that we are watching! Following are seven trends in digital learning based on the the Speak Up 2016 data. … Continue reading

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Seniors Receive Tech Support from New Hampshire Students

Computer-savvy students share their expertise with seniors struggling with today’s technology. (TNS) — LONDONDERRY — Renata Dryer came to the senior center with a list of things she wanted to accomplish. That included learning how to send text messages and … Continue reading

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Picting, not Writing, is the Literacy of Today’s Youth

Is a picture really worth 1,000 words? Two interesting observations: In the K–12 classroom, today’s youth spend 90 percent of the time with text-based materials and 10 percent of the time with image-based materials. Outside the K–12 classroom, today’s youth … Continue reading

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How Schools Can Help Students Develop A Greater Sense Of Purpose

When Aly Buffett was a young girl struggling with reading, her parents brought in a tutor. The tutor told her, “You’re struggling right now, but I’m here with you, and you’re going to do amazing things,” Buffett said. Now 20 … Continue reading

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Netflix Show ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ Raises Concerns

The Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why is based on the book that was released 10 years ago. It follows a group of high school students as they follow the story that was left behind for them by their classmate who … Continue reading

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