Tim Boals in Education Week
April 7, 2010
WIDA’s Tim Boals supports efforts to require state evaluation standards for ELL students (Education Week, 7 April).
Video Collaborative Supports Professional Development
April 5, 2010
Sharon Derry and colleagues support the practice and development of teachers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with the Video Mosaic Collaboratory.
Sara Goldrick-Rab in Inside Higher Ed
April 1, 2010
Sara Goldrick-Rab comments on the report, Parthenon Perspectives on Private Sector Post-Secondary Schools: Do they deliver value to students and society? (Inside Higher Ed, April 1)
Douglas Harris in Education Week
March 31, 2010
Douglas Harris discusses research-based criticism of Race to the Top (Education Week, 31 March).
Beth Graue on Babble.com
March 31, 2010
Beth Graue comments on kindergarten readiness (Babble.com, 31 March)
Sara Goldrick-Rab on National Public Radio
March 29, 2010
Sara Goldrick-Rab comments on the lack of federal funds for community colleges (National Public Radio, 29 March).
Helping Students Understand Proofs
March 29, 2010
Students often have difficulties understanding mathematical proofs. Recent calls for a stronger focus on proof and justification in the middle grades have led to changes in curriculum and in teaching.
Allan Odden in the Orlando Sentinel
March 26, 2010
Allan Odden comments on a Florida Senate bill that would tie teacher salaries to student performance (Orlando Sentinel, 26 March).
What Makes Schools Work
March 22, 2010
John Smithson and colleagues are analyzing how teachers in about 150 schools teach grades 2-8 mathematics.
VARC Featured in NY Public Schools Training Video
March 15, 2010
WCER’s Value-Added Research Center is helping New York City schools better measure teacher contributions to student achievement.
A New Era for the Strategic Management of Human Capital
March 10, 2010
Over the past 18 months educators have seen the national education reform agenda transformed. Novel ideas and unique strategies have been placed on the national docket for serious consideration. This transformation includes a focus on developing talent and managing human capital, a core emphasis of the education agenda of President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
The Mathematics of Space and Motion
March 8, 2010
Martha Alibali and Mitchell Nathan are leading a team of three university groups investigating the learning and teaching of the mathematics of space and motion.
Robert Mathieu in ArsTechnica
March 7, 2010
Robert Mathieu says learning is occurring in spite of our graduate system, not because of it (ArsTechnica, 7 March).
District and School Contexts Affect Science Curriculum Reform
March 1, 2010
National and state contexts affect curriculum reform by shaping district policies and resource allocation.
Eric Camburn in the Isthmus
February 26, 2010
Eric Camburn comments on efforts to improve teaching quality (Isthmus, 26 Feb.).