Which teachers qualify for the “ministerial exception”?
A Rhodes scholar lawyer for the Montana public schools cites himself as definitive proof that they are “great.”
Hard-working teachers deserve a big raise and talented teachers are profoundly underpaid. But teachers ought not overplay their hand, or they’re likely to face a backlash of their own.
Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.
For the 2020 Public Influence finale, we reveal the top 10 finishers for various academic disciplines, as well as the top junior faculty in the country.
Here are the 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Also see who penned the top best-sellers and which universities produced the most ranked scholars.
In the spirit of full transparency, here’s the detailed methodology for the 2020 Public Influence Rankings, as well as answers to FAQ.
I’ll soon be publishing the 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, so I want to take a few moments today to explain the purpose of those rankings.
Parents, students, education activists trail presidential candidates.
Optional weekend advanced math problems on a fifth-grade blackboard inspire appreciation, and an award, decades later.
At least three of our top blog posts address the presidential campaign, either directly or tangentially.
Rick talks with Larry Rosenstock, education icon, the founder and CEO of High Tech High, and recent recipient of the WISE Prize for Education, about what he’s learned after a half century in education.
In the New York Times, Emily Hanford writes that “Mississippi was the only state in the nation to post significant gains on the fourth-grade reading test” in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The BBC has an article with a look at “which is better for helping children learn”: intrinsic motivation (“natural curiosity”) or extrinsic motivation (“linked to reward”)?
“Schools that teach young men to reason rigorously based on the analysis of classical legal texts in Hebrew or Aramaic do not thereby equip them to function in a modern economy.”
Is what’s online any good?
“I dream big and I fight hard for kids,” says Sarah Carpenter
Two more years of de Blasio is ‘plenty of time for a lot more mischief in education’
“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.
It’s not hard to see the politics at play, but Booker deserves credit for calling out the Democratic party for being unresponsive to many constituents who support charter schooling.
Buzzfeed has a report on a presidential campaign event of Senator Elizabeth Warren in Atlanta that was disrupted by protesters urging support for charter schools. Longtime school choice activist Howard Fuller was on the scene and, according to a photograph posted on Twitter, met with Warren before the event.
The cover story presents findings from the 2019 Education Next Poll, revealing that support for raising teacher pay is higher now than at any point during the past decade.
In the Los Angeles Times, Daniel Willingham tackles a problem of teaching math: “teaching deep understanding to elementary students requires that teachers have that understanding themselves. Studies consistently show many don’t.”