We need a background check

An article in the July 6th Washington Post, “Md. School Joins Test of Online Courses Tailored to Girls,” in my opinion, highlights two common traits of education. Educators tirelessly create new ways to improve students’ learning. But often, they don’t have the background to know why what they do succeeds or fails. The article describes

Stepping out in style

Welcome to the Center’s newly redesigned web site! After three and half years and 900 pages of reports, stories, and studies, we knew we were starting to look like Grandma’s cyber-attic. So we’ve swept out the old NAEP scores and outdated reports, polished our treasures like research reviews on drop outs and class size, and