“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

Positive Learning Environments

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On April 6, 2022, the House Labor, Health and Human Services committee heard testimony from Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond entitled, “Social and Emotional Learning and Whole Child Approaches in K-12 Education.” The science of learning in the last ten years has … Continued

New Classroom Procedures

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How might we envision new classroom procedures that attend to the latest research findings? Without getting bogged down in the research, let’s sketch out what classrooms might look like. Adapting to—and Implementing With—Student Learning Teachers are quite successful when they … Continued

Improving Teaching Conditions

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Teachers and students are back in K-12 schools but the negative effects of the pandemic on schools are just beginning to be documented. We generally know that less students showed up to schools, less teachers renewed their contracts, and less … Continued

Policy Change in Assessments

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There are new grants from the Education Department called Competitive Grants for State Assessments. These grants are part of a larger thought that we need to re-design the type of assessments we use in schools and the use we put … Continued

Narrowing the Curriculum

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The New Hampshire Commissioner of Education, Frank Edelblut, has proposed to narrow the State’s curriculum in order to allow teachers to focus on the core domains. Included in the core are English, Math, Science and Social Studies. The biggest change … Continued