Robots Are Teaching Language Skills, But Are They Any Good? – by Frederick Hess

Education technology has many faces. A prominent one has long been computer-assisted language learning, offering great promise for struggling readers, non-English speakers, or those seeking to master a second tongue. And, in recent...

The Moral Implications of Social and Emotional Learning – by Frederick Hess

I’ve hosted a number of sessions about social and emotional learning (SEL) over the past six months, and one question that’s repeatedly come up is whether SEL is ultimately an attempt to repackage...

Taking Tablet Learning Global – by Michael B. Horn

In Lilongwe; Malawi; a girl in Standard (Grade) 2 is completely focused as she learns to read. Malawi, in southeastern Africa, is one of the world’s least-developed nations. Many of its children are among...

The Secret Source of Lost Learning and Educator Burnout – by Frederick Hess

About a week ago, the Washington Post published a stinging essay on the problems with excessive paperwork in medicine. A study of 7,000 physicians found that half showed symptoms of burnout, with surveys consistently...

The Disruptive Playbook for Bootcamps to Upend Higher Education – by Michael B. Horn

Will bootcamps and other last-mile providers disrupt higher education? Ryan Craig, an investor and writer thinks so. His most recent book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College, makes a compelling case...

Can We Design Student Loan Forgiveness to Target Low-Income Families? – by Matthew M....

Proposals to make college free and forgive student debt have been criticized for disproportionately delivering benefits to high-income families. This pattern is difficult to reverse because students from high-income families are more likely...

Social-Emotional Learning: What It Is, What It Isn’t, And What We Know – by...

In the summer 2019 issue of Education Next, Grover Whitehurst expresses concern about current approaches to social-emotional learning, or SEL, and the state of the evidence supporting such “whole-learner” practices in schools. His...

You Might Be Surprised Which States Prioritize Higher Teacher Salaries – by Michael J....

It’s one of the great conundrums of American public education: Even when calculated in constant dollars, and even after the Great Recession, the U.S. is spending dramatically more per pupil than in decades...

Who Would Benefit from Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Forgiveness Proposal? – by Matthew M....

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced an ambitious plan earlier this week that would cancel most outstanding student debt held by households making up to $250,000. Our analysis of federal data shows that this...

AFT Misses a Chance to Demand that Teachers Get Support They Need – by...

I used to give a talk about teaching reading comprehension to struggling students, mocking some of the dumb and deleterious techniques I was taught in my teacher training and professional development, and arguing...
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