At a Loss for Words: What's wrong with how schools teach reading
There is a theory about how people read words -- one that's deeply embedded in teaching practices and curriculum materials widely used in elementary school classrooms. Although the idea has been disproved by cognitive scientists, it continues to be included in teacher preparation programs, promoted in professional development sessions, and marketed by publishers.
Students on the Move: Keeping uprooted kids in school
A growing body of research finds that repeatedly uprooted children are more likely to struggle in school and more likely to drop out. But there are ways to help them succeed.
Under a Watchful Eye: How colleges are tracking students to boost graduation
Colleges need to get more students to graduate, and many schools are embracing a tool used by corporations and social media companies to track the clicks and movements of their customers: big data.
Coming soon on the Educate podcast
Seven new episodes beginning Aug. 6.
Tens of thousands of dollars later, most college grads say the degree was worth it
A recent survey from the APM Research Lab found most Americans think college is worth the cost.