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One of the things I’ve seen during my time at EdLab is a lot of entrepreneurs presenting their companies at the seminar. However, a lot of these entrepreneurs are not teachers. Why are there not enough teachers starting their own companies? Edupreneurs, as this
2 months ago
For as far as I can remember, I’ve always had homework. In time, the difficulty level and amount of homework have only increased. Does homework really help you become a better student? For two fifth graders, the answer is a no. They have launc...
2 months ago
New York City (NYC) has the largest public school system in the country. NYC also has specialized high schools that serve strong academic and artistic students. According to this
2 months ago
Research shows that private schools are more effective than public schools. As a result, there is a movement to privatize public education around the country through charter schools and vouchers.  Charter schools are publicly funded,  but privately operated. There are approximately three million students attending charter schools around the country. They have shown tremendous p...
There are many schools across the country who offer Advanced Placement (AP) exams but it is more common among prestigious and high achieving schools. The AP exams should be offered to students in less prestigious schools. It will help the school’s academic image and give an opportunity to less fortunate students who are unable to afford a private school but are capable of applying themselves and doing ...
2 months ago
Recent heated discourse about immigration has reached new levels. The past several weeks has been filled with news about children been separated from their parents at the border. Some have gone as far as calling it a refugee crisis and comparing it to Japanese internment camps during World War II. Ho...
2 months ago
I recently read this article that talks about the benefits of playing more than two sports for teens. Two-sport athletes were found to be more likely to report having good grades and graduate coll...
2 months ago
In a recently published book, Mohammad T. Alhawary (2018): The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition, an interesting chapter is dedicated to a research that investigated whether Vialogues is effective in supporting pre-service Arabic student-teachers to transfer pedagogical theory to practice. The chapter in the book is titled Effect of Using a Collaborative Video-based Self-evaluation Activity ...
2 months ago
I am attending a panel session at the Education Leadership Data Analytics Summit 2018. The panel is titled, "The Multiple Facets of Education Leadership, Evidence Use, and Data Analytics." Here are the speakers: Madhabi Chatterji, Professor of Measurement, Evaluation and Education, Teachers College, Columbia Uni...
3 months ago
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