Debunking the myth that good teachers shouldn’t use curriculum aids

E-School News – Janine Remillard and Joshua Taton “he myth that good teachers have the Midas touch and therefore don’t need curriculum programs has been around for decades. This myth paints teachers as curricular experts who are best positioned to create...

Waiting to specialize means more career options

News Herald – Juliann Talkington According to Education Week, the US graduation rate is less than 70% and the Florida graduation rate is only about 57%. With this type of graduation data it is not surprising that policy makers are desperate to find ways to...

Art Winding Through the Maze of Moroccan Educational System

Morocco World News – Mohamed Bella “In Morocco, few schools integrate arts education in their educational curriculum. It is the job of our esteemed government to make an effort to fix this serious problem…Arts education is a primary means of...

Classroom Lessons Help Stressed-Out Students Cope, Study Finds

Education Week – Jacob Bell “A 2014 American Psychological Association survey…found that school-age teenagers had markedly high levels of stress, with 30 percent or more reporting feeling overwhelmed, depressed, fatigued, tired or sad…A pilot...

Liberal Arts vs. STEM: The Right Degrees, The Wrong Debate

Forbes – Sergei Klebnikov “In the shifting landscape of higher education today, critical questions continue to be raised about the value of a liberal arts education. There is a constant drumbeat claiming that STEM subjects –science, technology, engineering...

A Peek Inside the Classroom Black Box

Education Next – Robert Pondiscio “Contractors removing old chalkboards from an Oklahoma City high school last week uncovered a second set of chalkboard drawings still covered with lessons and student work from a school day in 1917. The Thanksgiving-themed...