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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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Writing Romani Youth Lives Almost 30 percent of the Romani young people we interviewed in an earlier research project stated that they struggled with discrimination in the school environment...at what price does higher education come for Romani adolescents?
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How Crisis Narratives Undermine Educational Justice for Black Youth “Crisis” seems to be the state of things lately...And whether by media outlets, policy makers, or friends in conversation, the language of crisis is meant to do something—it calls us to action.
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Say What You Mean: Redefining the Movement for Public Education For years, education reformers have used a set of recurring words like accountability, choice, quality, failing, and equity to appeal to broad values while promoting policies that were much more controversial.
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