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Topic: Learning Environments

Q&A: Student Engagement

Q&A: Student Engagement

Measuring Student Engagement: Why it Matters, How it Works These crucial areas have matured well beyond theory and provided new models, tools, and evidence to support student achievement. These resources can be used to make changes in schools that research says are correlated with higher performance when properly developed.  For... Read the full article >
6 Myths About STEM

6 Myths About STEM

In recent years, it has extended STEM Provider Certification programs to providers of high-quality resources, as well as early learning programs (which set the stage for young learners in all subjects) as they progress through their education. In our observations of nearly 3,500 classrooms, we have zeroed in on what... Read the full article >
Equitable Grading

Equitable Grading

The problem is not that teachers knowingly grade students unfairly; on the contrary, they grade students based on their own well-intended approaches. But because teachers rarely receive any formal training in how to grade, they typically grade as they were graded, using practices that are not only unsupported by research... Read the full article >
Putting Libraries at the Center of Improvement

Putting Libraries at the Center of Improvement

Librarians play a crucial leadership role in identifying relevant OER and training teachers to implement OER in the classroom. But curating OER materials and helping educators take advantage of them remains a challenge, because in many places school libraries are closing, and collaborative opportunities and time to curate—as well as... Read the full article >
Education Advantage Video Series: Flip the Paradigm

Education Advantage Video Series: Flip the Paradigm

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Education Advantage Video Series: The Poverty Paradigm

Education Advantage Video Series: The Poverty Paradigm

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Education Advantage Video Series: Separate But Not Equal

Education Advantage Video Series: Separate But Not Equal

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Separate But Not Equal (Video 2)

Separate But Not Equal (Video 2)

View “Separate But Not Equal,” the second of the three part Education Advantage video series. The Education Advantage video series: Part 1: The Poverty Paradigm Part 2: Separate But Not Equal Part 3: Flip the Paradigm  ... Read the full article >
Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

The Economics of Early Childhood Investments Executive Office of the President of the United States This White House report introduces the early childhood investments being made in the United States and how children, parents and society as a whole benefit. The report goes into further detail explaining the effects of... Read the full article >
Quality Preschool Matters

Quality Preschool Matters

Mark* entered preschool at three years old with limited verbal skills, behavior challenges, and a lack of basic social skills. I will never forget the day he climbed into the sand table and contently sat there playing and exploring. It was evident that he had a long way to go... Read the full article >