What Do Our Teachers Need?

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There are many policy issues involving our education system and its needs for improvement. One way to gauge this need is to look at teachers and their opinions. A recent survey by Adopt a Classroom highlights teachers’ workloads and students’ … Continued

Four Foundations for Schools

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For more than a hundred years, K-12 public schools have struggled to make schools worthy of educating all children well. Learning in schools works for many students who love to come to school, sit and listen, think about what it … Continued

Do We Know How To Teach Everyone To Read?

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Yesterday the reporter Dana Goldstein of the New York Times published a piece called, “She Helped Transform Reading Lessons, Now She’s Backtracking.” Ms. Goldstein reports about how Lucy Caulkins has, “backtracked, retreated, and should apologize” for her best selling curriculum … Continued

“It’s Just Too Much”

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Three people died in a Houston Flea Market and a California church today. And yesterday, an 18-year old targeted a black neighborhood in Buffalo and killed 10 people. “It’s just too much. I’m trying to bear witness but it’s just … Continued

American Education Research Association (AERA) And Academic Freedom

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For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 22, 2022 Contacts:Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net(202) 238-3235 Marla Koenigsknecht, mkoenigsknecht@aera.net(202) 238-3233 AERA Statement on the Significance of Academic Freedom in a Divisive Political Climate Felice J. Levine, AERA Executive DirectorNa’ilah Suad Nasir, AERA President, 2021–2022 February 22, 2022 Our democracy … Continued

What is National Education Research?

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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is meeting over the next two weeks in person in San Diego and virtually for members who cannot make the in-person meeting. The mission of AERA is: The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a … Continued