Richard Halverson on Mind Shift

March 24, 2011

Richard Halverson discusses trends in the cyberlearning world and their relation to teacher control (Mind Shift, KQED, 24 March).


VARC Research Presented at This Week’s AEFP Conference

March 21, 2011

This week researchers from WCER’s Value-Added Research Center will present at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy.


Douglas Harris in Education Week

March 15, 2011

Douglas Harris and colleagues urge the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to consider standardized-test scores, alongside other measures of student-learning growth, among the sources of evidence used to award teachers the advanced credential (Education Week, 15 March).


Teachers’ Changing Beliefs about Engineering Learning and Instruction

March 15, 2011

More K-12 educators are participating in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional development activities.


Teaching Assessment for Teacher Human Capital Management

March 14, 2011

A new Working Paper compares seven prominent systems for assessing teaching practice.


Increasing Community College Student Success

March 7, 2011

Educators often attribute poor completion rates in community colleges to numerous ‘deficiencies’ that students bring with them.


Applying Insights from Faculty Teaching Practices

February 28, 2011

Policymakers and educators engaged in pedagogical reform in math and science seek to better understand teaching practices in colleges and universities.


Educational Games for Personalized Medicine

February 21, 2011

Personalized medicine, particularly in the area of diabetes education, benefit from games and simulations.


Sara Goldrick-Rab in Inside Higher Ed

February 17, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab finds that high school graduates of lower socioeconomic status are more likely to delay college and to experience longer gaps, and are less likely to graduate (Inside Higher Ed, 17 Feb.)


Reclaiming Assessment

February 15, 2011

Effective assessment practices are more likely to take place in schools with higher achievement.


Bolstering Achievement at Minority Serving Institutions

February 14, 2011

Clifton Conrad and colleague Marybeth Gasman study “models of success” that help students finish their degrees at minority-serving institutions.


Steve Kimball in the Wisconsin State Journal

February 13, 2011

Steve Kimball says some reform ideas proposed now by a state teachers’ union could have helped win Race to the Top funds (Wisconsin State Journal, 13 Feb.).


Madeline Hafner in the Capital Times

February 9, 2011

Minority Student Achievement Network director Madeline Hafner comments on the Madison’s school district’s efforts to close the achievement gap (Capital Times, 9 Feb.).


Value-Added Measures in Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know

February 7, 2011

In a newly published book, Douglas Harris sets out to help educators and policy makers understand the complex subject of value-added measurement.


Managing the Human Resource System in Schools

January 31, 2011

A new book by Allan Odden offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what is known as “talent and human capital.”