George Mitchell

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The real number of hours teachers work in one eye-opening graphic

When you look at the time teachers actually spend working, you can see that it's not a cakewalk — at all. The next time your city or state wants to …

Can Digital Games Boost Students' Test Scores?

Another way to explain it: "For a student sitting in the median who doesn’t have a game, his or her learning achievement would have increased by 12 …

America’s kids need a better education law

<i>Arne Duncan is U.S. secretary of education.</i><p>The nation’s most sweeping education law — the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, better known as No Child Left Behind — is outmoded and broken. Congress has gone home for its summer recess without passing a responsible replacement.<p>That’s too …

What's driving USAID's education policy — teachers or technology?

USAID initiatives and funding to kickstart education technology innovations have some experts wondering whether educators or technology advocates are …

#HackCollege 2.0: Three New Facebook Apps to Help Students Get Into College

Earlier this year, the Gates Foundation, Facebook and College Summit co-hosted the second annual education-focused hackathon at Facebook’s Menlo Park …

The Common Core: Why Some Private Schools Are Signing On

Commentary<p>If Big Brother were behind the new academic standards for public school students in 46 states, you would expect private schools these days …

A History of the Civil Rights Movement, as Told by Its Pioneers

From the archives: essays written by Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. DuBois.<p><i>The Atlantic</i> was founded in 1857 as "a magazine of literature, art, and politics" devoted to the abolitionist cause. In the spirit of that tradition, African-American writers and …

Educating Our Way to a Better Future

Using Social Media to Fuel Face-to-Face Interaction in the Classroom

A Few Moments with Antero Garcia<p><i>Antero Garcia is known throughout the digital media and learning community for leading the charge for the adoption of</i> …