Education

Teaching Creative Writing to Kids

A new report from the Department of Education finds that, controlling for background characteristics like teaching experience and prior academic achievement, the type of training a teacher receives has no significant effect on student achievement.
(One Day Magazine, 2009)


How Should Teachers Be Trained?

A new report from the Department of Education finds that, controlling for background characteristics like teaching experience and prior academic achievement, the type of training a teacher receives has no significant effect on student achievement.
(The New America Foundation, 2009)


Curriculum Reform at Harvard

The proposed shift from “ways of knowing” to “real-world context” will do little to address the Core’s real problem, which is that it promotes an atomized, individualistic type of learning while rarely encouraging undergraduates to take a meaningful role in each other’s educations.
(The Harvard Crimson, 2007)


A Quality Teacher for Every Classroom

It is a platitude to be told that good teachers make a difference. Yet not only do they make a difference, often they can make all the difference, irrespective of all other factors, even in the most besieged environments.
(The Portland Press Herald, 2007)