What does brain research tell us about how we learn and how learning, in turn, shapes the architecture of the brain?
Many students, particularly underserved students, feel disconnected from mathematics, which is often taught without context or relation to everyday life. This 2012 report reviews research on the scope of mathematics in an effort to broaden understanding of where, when, and for whom math happens and the implications for teaching and learning.
Student-teacher relationships are at the heart of personalization in schools, and play an important role in learning, especially for underserved students.
Just 38% of 12th graders performed at or above a proficient level in reading in 2009. Despite efforts to close the achievement gap, African-American boys fare even worse in literacy, and schools should deepen efforts to ensure they develop as readers, people, and citizens.
What effect do reframing tools have on issues such as skills and learning, learning time, and assessment?
It turns out that we don't just need more great teachers—we need strong communities of teachers working together to help all students succeed.
Student-centered assessments should be individualized, motivate and engage students, and focus on learning and growth.
Researchers map the gaps between the ways that the public and experts think and talk about issues of skills and learning in education.
New digital technologies can be used to design curricula that are flexible enough to adapt to individual differences.
Districts play an important role in education, from connecting communities and schools to managing budgets, making them an equally important player in education reform and the push for student-centered learning.
How do we challenge students to do their best? This report highlights six deeper learning schools where teachers and school practices address this question.
Quality performance assessments can provide a deep portrait of student mastery for schools and educators. This 2012 report details examples of schools using performance assessment systems and provides a framework and essential elements for implementation.
What obstacles prevent education reformers from engaging in meaningful public conversations?
Rethinking the high school experience to engage out-of-school partners can provide more effective and personalized learning experiences for students.
Just as there are multiple pathways for students to learn, there are multiple pathways for states to create room for innovation in education policy.
43% of students feel unprepared to use technology as they look ahead to higher education or work life.
This report summarizes the key issues discussed at the March 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit.
Across countries and time periods, education has been a universal gateway to greater prosperity, a stronger economy, and a better quality of life.
This roadmap presents a vision for next-generation state accountability systems to support college and career readiness for all students.
If we want to know what today's students need to succeed, we should listen to those who will be preparing and employing them after they graduate.