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Can We Reform Science Education?

Although 13 days shy of my 5th birthday, I clearly remember listening to a series of beeps coming from our big black desktop radio on 4 Oct 1957. The Soviet Union had launched the world’s first satellite Sputnik I and placed it into orbit in space. … Continue reading

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How a Teacher-Led School is Implementing Reform

By all accounts, Detroit’s school system is in trouble. Yet despite the challenges, Palmer Park Preparatory Academy is implementing reform by restructuring not only teacher/administrator roles, but also how students are organized into classes. Teachers at the 650-student K-8 school … Continue reading

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Education Sec. Duncan Outlines NCLB Reform Plan

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently outlined the administration’s plan for a thorough overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bipartisan plan seeks to replace the one-size-fits-all mandates of NCLB with a more flexible approach. Secretary Duncan stated he knows as a long-time … Continue reading

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We Need Effective Principal Leadership

For education transformation to become a reality and remain sustainable, we need effective principal leadership. I am passionate in my belief that principals can make a difference in schools. In fact, much of my research has centered on the notion … Continue reading

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Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter

Environment or genetics? Which plays the most important role in determining the mental ability of children? A recent study suggests that both can be important. Which one is most relevant depends on the economic status of families. Jonah Lehrer reports … Continue reading

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How Should Environmental Education be Taught?

Interest in environmental education is growing, but questions arise regarding how it should be incorporated into the curriculum. Some say the goal of environmental education should be to teach students about the interaction between the human and natural world and … Continue reading

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7 Innovative Ideas that are Being Used in Schools

Education reporter Emily Alpert shares seven of the most interesting ideas she came across while writing about San Diego schools this year. As she says, “maybe you agree with them,  maybe you don’t, but they are bound to get you … Continue reading

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