New Orleans is still rebuilding. The people who live there should get a say

There’s a rare opportunity in New Orleans to show local and national arenas that constant community engagement matters, as the city’s new public schools superintendent revisits the facilities master plan…

Stacey Jacobson-Francis works on math homework with her 6 year old daughter Luci Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at their home in Berkeley, Calif. As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus. Stacey Jacobson-Francis, 41, of Berkeley, California, said her daughter’s homework requires her to know four different ways to add. “That is way too much to ask of a first grader. She can’t remember them all, and I don’t know them all, so we just do the best that we can,” she said. (AP Photo)

Parents become supporters of Common Core when they see it in action

In a Florida school, not a single student opted out of testing

Video games that work better than school

Behind the app that teaches preschoolers algebra

More quality time: Schools’ best weapon in the battle against poverty

America faces a tough challenge. Educating students in poverty requires considerably more time than the traditional school calendar offers. But there’s hope. Expanded time and learning schools are meeting the…

What happens when a school is forced to move, and then move again

A number of New Orleans educators and parents are so passionate about education that they opened charter schools not knowing where they would be in a few years. Like some…

Are the Common Core tests turning out to be a big success or a resounding failure?

Will the Common Core survive technical issues and the opt out movement?


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In this Wednesday, June 19, 2013 photo, instructor Melissa Andrews, left, cheers on camper Roger McKee, 9, for finishing a video game while at an iD Tech Camp at the Emory University campus, in Atlanta. So-called coding camps for kids are becoming more popular amid a growing effort to expand access to computer programming and inspire more youths to seek computer science degrees and later careers in technology.

What if they made learning – gasp! – fun?

As schools invest more money and time on high-tech tools, a new book offers a roadmap for how digital games can change teaching and learning

Libraries or prisons? Why NOLA needs a better question

New Orleans Parish voters can approve a new property tax that amounts to a finger in the dike of our struggling library system, on May 2. Voters can also on…

Senate bill proposes a new education technology program in No Child Left Behind, with teacher training a priority

Legislation headed for debate on the U.S. Senate floor would create a new program to provide the nation’s schools with more money for technology and for training to make the…