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September 19, 2011

In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, we're producing a series of Top 20 lists, from the practical to the sublime.

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Tags Education Trends
May 3, 2011

Let me - and every one of us at Edutopia - be among the first to say "thank you" on Teacher Appreciation Day. We hope it's something you'll hear a lot today, and every day.

Ever since George Lucas founded Edutopia twenty years ago, appreciating and supporting...

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Tags Assessment
February 9, 2011

Edutopia's first Schools That Work installment about comprehensive assessment focuses on a New York City school that has changed the game of student assessment. Think: more rigorous, more relevant, more fun.

While that may not...

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Tags Education Trends
February 3, 2011

Recently, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for a renewed emphasis on career and technical education (CTE) in America's schools. Not the old "vocational" approach, where some students are tracked to enter a trade upon graduation from high...

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Tags Education Trends
December 16, 2010

Today's guest blogger is Linda Rosen, the CEO of Change the Equation. She has over 35 years of experience helping to develop and implement innovative, strategic frameworks and policies that support high quality STEM teaching and learning, grades...

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Tags Assessment
September 29, 2010

When a couple hundred educators, journalists, parents and researchers - including the L.A. Times reporter who worked on the controversial database of teacher ratings -- gathered at UC Berkeley on Monday to tackle the thorny...

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Tags Project-Based Learning
September 28, 2010

In the late 1970s, when I moved into my very first apartment at the start of my junior year in college, my father gave me a gift. It was a gift fit for his daughter -- a box of nails, and a hammer to pound them with, pliers, a set of wrenches, a flat and a Phillips screwdriver, and a...

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Tags Assessment
August 25, 2010

Amid all the hubbub about this week's new Race to the Top winners -- who got it but didn't deserve it, who didn't get it but should have, why almost all the...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
August 24, 2010

Last week at a family dinner my mom handed me a letter that had arrived at her house for me. Puzzled, I opened it -- and what I read made my mouth fall open with surprise and enchantment.

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Tags Student Engagement
August 18, 2010

A few years ago I wrote a story about a new piece of research that blew my mind. A group of Yale University researchers led by Geoffrey Cohen gave a bunch of...

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