What makes difficult history difficult? 

The study of history may challenge students’ preconceptions about their nation, but that doesn’t mean we should shy away from hard truths.  By Magdalena H. Gross and Luke Terra  You may have seen similar images: A [...]

Libraries offer freedom from reading level limitations

The stories of two 1st graders demonstrate why students need spaces where they can choose what, when, and how they read.  By Alyson Rumberger  Mark and James attend City Partnership School, which is located in a [...]

The case of teacher evaluation: Who do state policy makers listen to?

  As states are being given more freedom to develop their own policies on teacher evaluation and tenure, a survey reveals which voices are most likely to influence policy.  By Rachel S. White  While state [...]