The Problem Is Wasted Time, Not Screen Time | Getting Smart

The Problem Is Wasted Time, Not Screen Time | Getting Smart

This post was originally published on Education Next, as part of a forum on screen time in school. For an alternate take, see “Putting Dialogue over Devices Shapes Mind and...

What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?

What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?

On a summer afternoon, Ciara Whelan, a teacher at a New York City elementary school, knocks on the apartment door of one of her students in the Bronx. Melissa, the student's...

7 Surprise Solutions That Boost Learning Success

7 Surprise Solutions That Boost Learning Success

Academic success impacts our children for the rest of their life: it influences their self-esteem, college selections, job attainment, financial success, and even their choice...

Back-to-School: Building Community by Prioritizing Students' Social-Emotional Needs

Back-to-School: Building Community by Prioritizing Students' Social-Emotional Needs

What does it mean to go back to school this year, after a year of remote\hybrid learning, social, economic and political unrest, and in the uncertainty of an ongoing pandemic?...

How covid-19 is inspiring education reform

How covid-19 is inspiring education reform

I three months of the pandemic Shawnie Bennett, a single mother from Oakland in California, lost her job and her brother, who died of covid-19. Grief made the trials of lockdown...

New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began

New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began

Back in May, a group of scientists — many at the top of the virology field — shifted the debate about the origins of COVID-19. They published a letter in the journal Science...

The Power of Post-It Note Teaching

The Power of Post-It Note Teaching

As teachers, we all have Post-It notes in our desk drawers. If we are lucky, we have different sizes and colors. Typically we use them to jot down our to-do list to take care of...

Reimagining Education: What to Keep/What to Ditch

Reimagining Education: What to Keep/What to Ditch

The expression "reimagining education" has been the phrase educators and school/district leaders have heard since students returned to in-person learning. We are excellent in...

What’s next for cognitive science in the classroom?

What’s next for cognitive science in the classroom?

Cognitive science has been claimed to underpin an increasing range of classroom practices in recent years. Cognitive science also forms a key part of the evidence underpinning...

Opinion | How Conservatives Can Reshape Education

Opinion | How Conservatives Can Reshape Education

How Conservatives Can Reshape Education July 17, 2021, 3:00 p.m. ET Credit...William Widmer for The New York Times By Ross Douthat Opinion Columnist After spending a few columns...

Reopening the Future: Prioritizing Pre-primary Education

Reopening the Future: Prioritizing Pre-primary Education

Language translation available in French and Russian COVID-related pre-primary school closures in 2020 are estimated to cost $1.6 trillion in lost future earnings — the...

How Are States Spending Their COVID Education Relief Funds?

How Are States Spending Their COVID Education Relief Funds?

Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox.Sign up herefor The 74’s daily newsletter. Asked recently by the U.S. Education Department to...