Facebook and Students’ Brains
I don’t know very many people who don’t have a Facebook account. And everyone who does have one seems to be using it more and more. That is, all but
Timely Resources for Educators Changing the Game
As educational leaders navigate difficult financial times, with increased emphasis on accountability and teacher proficiency, and the Common Core Standards, there are some key resources that all should be aware of.
The Economic Value of Cognitive Skills Development
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a report on the economic value of improved educational outcomes, entitled The High Cost of Low Educational Performance, which describe
Teacher Effectiveness and Student Ability
An op-ed in this morning’s Chicago Tribune holds that the way student learning is measured is flawed because it assumes that all students come with the same cognitive ability to learn.
Title I: Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Capacity Gap
Since it was first introduced in 1965, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education has sought to even the playing field by providing supplemental funding for schools with populations of students with low socio-economic status (SES).
When Charter School Students Don’t Succeed
According to a report on NPR (WBEZ) two days ago, the reason that test scores in many Chicago charter schools are higher than their traditional CPS (Chicago Public School) counterparts