Teacher Strikes are going Viral

by Dan DiMaggio and Jonah Furman It started with a few hundred West Virginia teachers and school employees pulling one-day walkouts. It became an unqualified victory in that state, which educators elsewhere were quick to emulate. Teachers in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Kentucky are now striking, sicking out, rallying, and Facebooking to push officials to...

Benefits of a Bilingual Education

New research in language learning is uncovering a multitude of benefits enjoyed by children involved in bilingual education systems. With the growth of two-way immersion bilingual language programs, children from both bilingual and monolingual backgrounds can enjoy the many advantages that come with speaking and writing in two or more languages. The American Council...

Harnessing Technology to Solve Educational Problems

Christine Greenhow Christine Greenhow is an associate professor of educational psychology and educational technology and the 2018 recipient of MSU’s Teacher-Scholar Award for excellence in scholarship and teaching informed by research. She is currently the principal investigator of research funded by the Bates-Byers Endowment for Technology in Education examining the affordances of robot-mediated learning...

Special Education in the United States 2018

by Elaine Garner Before 1961, parents of children with disabilities in the United States had no public education options and usually deterred to homeschooling or paying for expensive private school programs. In the 1960s, parents banned together to eventually push through policies for government backed education programs. The most important of these policies, the...

Motivated Students Advantage in Online Learning

by Keith Lockwood, Ph.D. Digital learning, all authentic learning, is dependent on one critical factor- the intrinsically motivated student. Most teachers view their instruction as an analogous process to the “empty bucket,” theory–the idea that students are empty vessels and teachers are imparting all the knowledge to the students by filling their heads with...

Yes, A $43 Million Public High School Exists

The Oracle campus. CC-BY Håkan Dahlström, filtered by modelviewculture Believe it or not, Oracle, the American multinational computer technology giant, is putting a $43 million high school on its lush campus with a man-made lake in Redwood Shores, California. Tech companies are typically known for shipping laptops, online writing programs and even learn-to-code lessons...