Research-Based Options For Education Policymaking Reversing the Deprofessionalization of Teaching

​By William J. Mathis and Kevin G. Welner

"Fast-track preparation programs undermine teaching as a profession that requires special knowledge and experience. High-stakes teacher evaluations based on measures of student growth measures are prone to teacher misclassification and improper high stakes decisions. Narrowed curriculum can demoralize expert teachers and stultify learning by reducing teaching and learning to a mechanical process. It is a poor reflection on our society’s sense of justice that these policies are concentrated in our poorest areas, where students already face an opportunity gap."

http://nepc.colorado.edu/files/mathis_rbopm-2_0.pdf

Teachers Weave Social-Emotional Learning Into Academics

​By Evie Blad

While still controversial, SEL has found its way into our schools' curricula.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/05/10/teachers-weave-social-emotional-learning-into-academics.html?cmp=soc-edit-tw

The difference between being eligible for college and ready for college
More US schools may soon be held accountable for teaching life skills like perseverance and compassion

​By  EMMANUEL FELTON

​"Under ESSA, states are now required to incorporate non-academic measures."

http://hechingerreport.org/the-difference-between-being-eligible-for-college-and-ready-for-college/

What Kids Should Know by the Time They're Done With School
​By HAYLEY GLATTER, EMILY DERUY, AND ALIA WONG

Interesting perspectives from an array of intellects.
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/08/what-students-should-know/497927/#article-comments

Ask the Cognitive Scientist
"Grit” Is Trendy, but Can It Be Taught?
By Daniel T. Willingham

"Grit is definitely real, scientifically, meaning researchers are finding it a useful construct for understanding human behavior."
http://www.aft.org/ae/summer2016/willingham

Algebra, geometry give way to integrated math in local high schools

​By LORETTA KALB

Some students struggling with math topics being integrated in the same classes.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article82137922.html

PERSONALIZED LEARNING: WHAT DOES RESEARCH SAY ABOUT IT
​BY MATTHEW LYNCH

​Is personalized learning just getting students more tech time?
http://www.theedadvocate.org/personalized-learning/

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