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Online learning has revolutionized higher education, but a recent move by the federal Department of Education is threatening to tear down systems that are helping millions of students learn.
An extremely wide diversity of students choose to take online …READ MORE
Do you remember taking the ACT test? I do. It was a brisk fall morning, and rows upon rows of us high school students were stuck inside, slaving over test questions, with no sounds but typing calculators, scratching pencils, and …READ MORE
It’s no secret that academic outputs in schools across the nation are pretty abysmal. In fact, things have grown so bad that now it seems we’re praising schools that manage to achieve roughly 50% proficiency.
Such allegedly stellar achievement was …READ MORE
Those of us who have homeschooled for years are accustomed to periodic calls for greater regulation of homeschooling. Whether it’s a Harvard professor or NPR, the hackneyed hollers to regulate homeschoolers remain unconvincing.
Joining the tired chorus is comedian …READ MORE
“If schools are going to be good, we need good teachers,” education researcher Michael McShane recently noted in a new study. That’s a no-brainer, right?
Unfortunately, as McShane discovered, some of today’s teachers don’t believe they receive adequate preparation …READ MORE
Have you ever heard someone use the phrase “Go Local”? The concept, which encourages supporting local industries and businesses, has grown in popularity over the years with people of all political persuasions.
But oddly enough, there’s one area where “go …READ MORE