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Pressuring schools to raise test scores got diminishing returns, new study of No Child Left Behind finds

Does tightening the screws on schools and teachers lead to benefits for students?<p>For the past couple of decades, school reform efforts have assumed …

Research

Eight in 10 teachers have had mental-health problems and workload is to blame

The number of teachers with poor mental health has reached shocking new levels, and workload is to blame, a new poll has found.<p>Eighty-four per cent …

Mental Health

These 6 Communication Styles Should Be In Every Leader's Toolbox

As a leader, one of the most critical skills you need to develop is the ability to adapt your communication style based on situational needs. When you’re able to use the right communication tools, you’re able to help your team reach peak performance. There’s nothing more powerful than communicating …

Teaching

7 ways to build trust with others

FBI agents spend a great deal of time learning how to build trust with others. For that reason an agent’s most useful investigative tool is the …

Northern California

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why We Dream, And It's Probably Exactly What You'd Think

Sleep tight.<p>Dreaming is one of the strangest things that happens to us, and for as long as we have been recording history, we have been puzzling over …

Sleep

White House to make new vocational education push to help 'forgotten men and women'

WASHINGTON, D. C. - President Donald Trump wants the world to know he has not forgotten the "forgotten men and women" of America whose interests he …

Donald Trump

The Teacher-Powered Schools Movement: Transforming Teachers From Industrial Workers To Professionals

Julie Cook was ready to leave teaching. She’d worked in both urban and suburban districts and in three different states. No matter where she taught, she ended up frustrated with the lack of autonomy given to, and professionalism expected from, teachers.<p>Top-down policies dictated what she taught, on …

Education

Chris Pratt's 9 rules show he's the ultimate good guy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Preach, Chris Pratt.<p>The actor received the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday night and used his speech as an opportunity to share some wisdom with the event's younger viewers.<p>"I'm going to cut to the chase and I am going to speak to you, the next generation," Pratt …

Teaching is bad for your health…but it doesn’t have to be that way

It’s a job that may soon have to come with a health warning. A <i>Tes</i> survey of more than 4,000 teachers confirms what many in education have long …

University of Chicago becomes first elite college to make SAT, ACT optional for applicants

CHICAGO — The University of Chicago announced Thursday it will no longer require its American undergraduate applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores, making it the most prominent institution to make the exams optional.<p>Several smaller liberal arts colleges— and a few first-tier research universities— …

Christian conversion linked to changes in psychological symptoms and personal values

New longitudinal research provides evidence that converting to Christianity is associated with some psychological changes. “Religious conversion is a …

More standardized testing woes in Texas? A high-performing school says over 100 students got zeros on essays

The Texas Education Agency and the state's main testing vendor are investigating how more than 100 students in a high-performing Houston-area high …

LISTEN: How schools create bullies and why you need to look again at your anti-bullying strategies

“Schools [often risk creating] a climate where bullying becomes more acceptable," states Cambridge University researcher Luke Roberts.<p>Roberts has …

5 Shifts For Instructional Leaders

Instructional leaders are faced with change on a weekly basis. State mandates, assessments, board policies, professional development, new standards, …

Meet the man who's making the creators of standardized tests PANIC! - Howell, NJ Patch

Getting into college is very stressful. Now add on that you have to take a standardized test to decide your fate. While some colleges are now …

OPS to eliminate 180 positions, implement pay freezes after board OKs $29.5 million in cuts

Facing a looming budget shortfall for the upcoming school year, the Omaha Public Schools board reluctantly signed off on $29.53 million worth of …

'Ignore Pisa entirely,' argues top academic

Countries should “ignore” the world’s most influential education rankings because they fail to measure what matters, an expert on the impact of …

Sir Ken Robinson: ‘The education system is a dangerous myth’

I’m often asked the same questions: what’s going wrong in education? Why? If you could reinvent education, what would it look like? Would you have …

Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms : evidence from a pilot study of primary and junior secondary schools in Guangdong, China (English)

Abstract<p>This study documents the results of a pilot study jointly undertaken by the World Bank and the Guangdong Department of Education to assess …

Tennessee lawmakers call for McQueen’s resignation, scrapping TNReady over more testing failures

As Tennessee education officials responded to a potentially “deliberate attack” on the state’s online test, Democrats called for the resignation of …

Education

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

The idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing – is not supported …

Study Skills

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

How much TNReady affects final grades is likely to change again — but just for Tennessee's youngest students

Young learners don’t need extra motivation to do well on Tennessee’s standardized test, say backers of a bill that could lessen the weight of …

Sleeping Giants: 4 Under-Appreciated Factors Of School Improvement

Sleeping Giants: 4 Under-Appreciated Factors Of School Improvement contributed by Aaron Smith America’s public schools are flawed to where impossible …

Standardized Testing

Introduction: Why Should We Change Scoring and Grading Structures?

Over the years, my job as a staff development specialist for the Madison-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Central New York, …

Why Academic Teaching Doesn't Help Kids Excel In Life

Too often the lectures they listen to are boring and irrelevant to their lives. And from my experience, most of this content is simply memorized, …

How School Walkouts Test Student Rights And School Responsibilities

Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, students at schools across the country will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each of the victims in last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.<p>The …

Rights & Freedoms

Geneticists know there’s more to life | Letters

Martin Yuille and Jonathan Bard (Letters, 9 March) assert that recent scientific developments have undermined genetic determinism, the idea (in Yuille’s words) that human traits “specify the characteristics – in their entirety – of the individual”. This overlooks the fact that geneticists have …

Genetics

Indiana touts workforce readiness. But it could judge schools by a college prep test.

Indiana’s Republican leaders have spent the majority of this year’s legislative session highlighting the importance of preparing students for the …

Rethinking School Discipline: New Challenges, New Solutions

Longtime educators have likely noticed that student discipline have changed. On this episode of ASCD Learn Teach Lead radio, our guest, Richard L. …