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'Brain-based' education: Run from it

A veteran educator explains why teachers should run from any curriculum that says it is "brain-based."

By Valerie Strauss  | February 28, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Larry Cuban, Learning, Research  | Tags:  brain research, brain-based education, daniel willingham, education and brain, larry cuban  
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Why our metrics for quality are not objective

Choosing the right metric to measure a medical therapy or school effectiveness is not a fact-filled, objective decision. It is subjective and packed with trade-offs, a veteran educator explains.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 11, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Larry Cuban, Standardized Tests  
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Parents as tigers and wimps: Cycles in child rearing and schooling

An educator explains how the media hullabaloo over Amy Chua’s 'Tiger Mom' and angry rebuttals from many parents (and grandparents) are at the root of the traditional vs. progressive cyclical conflicts that have ebbed and flowed over what reforms work best in U.S. schools.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 27, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Larry Cuban, Parents, School turnarounds/reform  | Tags:  amy chua, battle hymn of the tiger mother, history of school reform, larry cuban, parenting, parenting techniques, school reform, tiger mom, tiger mother  
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How technology will and won't change schools by 2020

Will ever newer technological devices really lead to an educational revolution and make schools unrecognizable by 2020?

By Valerie Strauss  | January 5, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Larry Cuban, Technology  | Tags:  education technology, handhelds, larry cuban, technology, technology in schools  
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Who in education says 'oops'?

A former school superintendent explains why virtually nobody in education policy ever admits that they "either goofed or would reconsider their decision."

By Valerie Strauss  | December 27, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Charter schools, Guest Bloggers, Larry Cuban, Technology  | Tags:  charter schools, education policy, education policymakers, gates foundation, larry cuban, research on charter schools, technology in education  
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'Burn and churn' among charter school principals

Seventy-one percent of charter school principals expect to leave their posts within five years, according to a new study. So what’s the big deal about entering and exiting charter school principals?

By Valerie Strauss  | December 19, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Charter schools, Guest Bloggers, Larry Cuban, Principals  | Tags:  charter school principals, charter school teachers, charter schools, larry cuban, principal burnout, principals, school reform  
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Why non-educator school chiefs aren't the answer, Valerie Strauss , November 28, 2010
Will Rhee be a footnote in school reform history?, Valerie Strauss , September 26, 2010
 
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