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Does Teacher Performance Pay Improve Student Achievement?

On May 22, 2012, in Education, In The News, Pay for Performance, Teaching, by Scott Cronenweth
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A recent study by the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found no clear link between performance pay for teachers and higher student achievement in schools.

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The STEM Trend’s Growing Impact on Out-of-School Learning

On January 10, 2012, in Education Industry, Technology, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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The growing energy behind STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricula in US schools is influencing the after-school and tutoring communities to provide new learning options.

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Will Waiver Program Effectively End SES?

On November 22, 2011, in Education, Education Industry, In The News, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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Already thirty-seven states plus the District of Columbia have said that they intend to apply for an SES waiver between now and mid-February 2012. If granted, the waivers would free districts in these states from setting aside hundreds of millions of dollars each year for after-school tutoring targeting the lowest-performing students. This sweeping change would effectively end SES, which has already been eliminated from the Senate’s version of the updated NCLB legislation.

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The Value of World Teacher’s Day

On October 18, 2011, in General, In The News, by Scott Cronenweth
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Why is World Teacher’s Day important? As education becomes increasingly important to economic advancement and success in both developed and developing countries around the world, the importance of teachers in all our lives is growing.

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StoryCorp’s National Teachers Initiative Celebrates Teaching

On September 27, 2011, in Education, General, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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On September 19, StoryCorps launched its National Teachers Initiative at the White House. The Initiative celebrates the contributions of America’s public school teachers.

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The Debate Around Federally Funded Free Tutoring Heats Up

On July 19, 2011, in Education Industry, In The News, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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Congress is debating whether to keep various components of No Child Left Behind — including Supplemental Education Services (SES), which provides federally funded free tutoring. How well is this program performing? And is it likely to survive the budget cuts?

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Education Heartbreaker: It’s Not You, It’s Poverty

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It sounds like something from a bad breakup. “It’s not you, its poverty.” Or, at least, that’s what some education reform advocates, including Stephen Krashen, are saying about student performance. A contributor for the Schools Matter blog, Krashen believes that our country performs poorly on international test results such as the PIRLS because, compared with […]

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Why the New Space Race Starts in the Classroom

On October 14, 2010, in Assessment, Assessment & Testing, Education, by Shannon Sweetser
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“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we […]