Tips to get into your Dream College

Tips to get into your Dream College

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but over a decade covering admissions for The Chronicle of Higher Education, I’ve picked up a thing or two. These takeaways, based More »


Michigan unveils new school accountability system, website – Education Week

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How One District Cut Student Homelessness by 25 Percent – Education Week

To tackle student homelessness, schools must tap into their broader community’s resources, writes Colorado’s state coordinator for homeless education. Source: New feed

No, Students Don't Need Grades – Education Week

It’s time to reimagine a classroom where students are driven by curiosity rather than a score, writes educator and author Mark Barnes. Source: New feed

Mindset Research Is Sound, That's Not the Problem – Education Week

The research behind growth mindset and grit is familiar to many educators, but when misrepresented, can be harmful. The executive director of the Mindset Scholars Network, explains. Source: New feed

The Secret to Student Engagement – Education Week

How can schools encourage deeper learning? Chip and Dan Heath, bestselling authors and the researchers behind “peak moments,” explain. Source: New feed

Stop Talking About Teacher Diversity. Start Tackling the Problem – Education Week

Teacher-prep programs and education schools should take a page from minority-serving institutions. BranchEd founder Cassandra Herring explains why. Source: New feed

“The Spirit is There”

“When can I go back to school?” When that experience is disrupted, getting back to school can mean everything to students. And the adults who care for them — parents, educators and civic leaders — feel a special urgency. Source: New feed

Secretary DeVos Approves Minnesota and West Virginia’s State ESSA Plans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Minnesota and West Virginia’s consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “States continue to embrace the flexibility and power given to them under ESSA,”

Dilemmas of Defining Deeper Learning – Learning Deeply – Education Week

In order to make opportunities for deeper learning available to all, communities must decide how to define the goal to create a north star without limiting creativity. Source: New feed

Response: We Need to 'Slow Down' When Teaching Writing – Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo – Education Week Teacher

We finish up this series on teaching writing with responses from Alan Sitomer, Sean Ruday, Jen Schwanke, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Kathy Glass, Meghan Everette, and Brian Kissel. Source: New feed