Curriculum

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

Kids take projects more seriously and make interdisciplinary connections, teachers say

Teachers go to school on racial bias

Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary

era of automation

How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

A reader asks: What do colleges need to offer students so they can succeed in an era of automation?

Inside Maine’s disastrous rollout of proficiency-based learning

How well-intentioned education and business leaders, backed by wealthy foundations and a success story from faraway Alaska, sold state lawmakers on a largely untested theory of change

thinking strategies

Beyond basic reading, kids can learn how to think like a good reader

Making these thinking strategies explicit has helped close achievement gaps between English learners and their peers

Knowledge Map

How gaps in content knowledge hold students back

The Knowledge Map project helps districts identify content gaps and close them

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

A reader asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how should schools prepare students now?

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A rural charter school splits an Oklahoma town

A businessman makes an end run around community opponents to bring a charter school to a struggling small town. Now, he wants to expand to others like it.

‘Hamilton,’ cultural relevance and the quest to personalize learning

Some teachers tap into students' cultures in class, but study finds that other ways of personalizing are more common

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