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Field officer Imisi Olu-Joseph of Bridge International Academies conducting observation at Oba-Ovonramwen Nursery and Primary School in Benin City, Edo State.

Beyond Moneyball: Data-Driven Education Boosted by Observation and Judgment

In Nigeria, smiling at small victories and pushing to do better
At the KaiPod Learning pod in Newton, Massachusetts, students are taught one on one or in small groups by former school teachers. Students often work outdoors or while listening to music, and KaiPod provides enrichment activities tailored to students’ interests.

Some Pods Will Outlast the Pandemic

Students, parents say they appreciate the support
A seven-member elected board governs the Denver Public Schools. Now that the pandemic’s disruption is receding, the board appears poised to renew its efforts to roll back reform.

Dismantling Denver

The city was a national model for education reform. Then union-backed candidates took over the school board.
Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj had no funding or political experience when the effort began to recall board members and reopen schools.

Behind a School Board Recall in San Francisco, a Diverse Coalition

Frustrated parents, Asian-Americans, gays, venture capitalists, even teachers aim to oust “radical” board
Logo for NAEP Nation's Report Card

Nation’s Report Card to Shine Spotlight 
on Pandemic-Related Learning Loss

Governing Board responds to testing schedule disruptions with a plan
Begaeta Ahmic, a math teacher at Roosevelt High School, helps students with their work.

How D.C. Moved Teacher-Hiring Earlier and Used Data To Boost Quality and Diversity

“We do not want to be in a position where it’s August and we’re scrambling to fill positions”
Drana and Jack

Teaching about Slavery

“Asking how to teach about slavery is a little like asking why we teach at all”
Vibrant heads with gears placed on light background.

Cognitive Gadgets Theory Might Change Your Mind—Literally

A book by Cecilia Heyes gives teacher-educators something to think about

What Should Our Leaders Do About Failing Schools?

Innovation zones—with autonomy, accountability, independent boards, and extra funding—can bring improvement.

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