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Book cover of "Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning Is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy" by Daniel T. Willingham

Tip 39: Don’t Cram

And other techniques for successful learning
Exterior of an urgent care facility

The “Urgency” Issue

What some see as a key ingredient in educational improvement has come under attack.
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Ban the Cellphone Ban

Blanket policies ignore the potential of app-powered learning
Re’Shawn Rogers, a 2012 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, is working to open a new charter school, Destine Prep, in Schenectady, New York.

What Next for New York Charter Schools?

The era of explosive growth of network-run, “no excuses” charter schools is over. Tentatively emerging: “community-based” charter schools.
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The Choice in Education Governance Debates: Complacency or Reform?

Too many school districts are the equivalent of municipal water systems constantly producing cholera outbreaks
Blackstone Valley Prep cofounder Jeremy Chiappetta, right, with a student

Mission is Everything

The most celebrated word has been “every.” The most polarizing? “College.”
Names of some of Boston Latin School’s prominent graduates are on the walls of the school’s auditorium.

What I Learned Leading America’s First Public School

A culture of urgency, grounded in love, is essential, at “high-performing” and “underperforming” schools alike. And try to find a way to refill your cup.

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