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Here We Go Again: Technology Giant to Rescue Public Education On October 19, 2017, Bill Gates announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would invest $1.7 billion in public education in the United States.
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Charlottesville, Unalienable Rights, and Justice for All Educators’ good intentions to improve young Black men’s academic outcomes can unwittingly reproduce these students’ racial and/or gender oppression.
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The Role of Literature in our Age of Global Conflict What is the role of Literature in our age of global conflict?
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Forming Partnerships to Bridge Research and Practice A big divide exists between almost all research and practice in education.
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Twitter, Teachers, and the Debate over Charter Schools If you enter #charterschools into Twitter, you’d be excused for being unsure of what to do with the search results.
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Denying Learning Experiences to Young Latinx Children Because of the Word Gap Discourse Young children of Latinx and other marginalized groups are too often denied the kinds of learning experiences that wealthier, whiter students automatically receive.
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Moving the Needle on Community College Student Success America’s community colleges work hard to serve their students. Dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators put in countless hours and commit their professional lives to improving student outcomes. But working hard does not mean that their efforts are making a demonstrable difference in student success.
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How MOOCs are Inspiring the Future of Higher Education Five years ago this summer, the attention of the higher education community and the national media was focused squarely on what many claimed was a revolutionary new approach to education—massively open online courses, or MOOCs.
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Investing in Meaningful Professional Learning: A Case of Disciplinary Literacy As we have studied professional learning around disciplinary literacy for the past ten years, we have thought quite a lot about what makes professional learning take hold and engage teachers and their considerable talents.
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Private Charity, Government Spending, and Education Accountability: Myths and Realities Two recent news items provide reminders about the importance of transparency in education funding and accountability in the private and public sectors. In the first we learned of a billionaire's continued charitable giving, and in the other about public funds for school voucher programs. The stories are related, albeit indirectly.
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