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Education Predictions for 2012

Is the year — with a Presidential election on tap — that we finally have broad discussions on the new role of public education?

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My ‘brilliant’ idea

Can a camcorder, a piece of poetry or prose, some basic editing software, and ingenuity transform public education? Let’s work on it.

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A new idea: shared poetry

Could YouTube and Robert Frost transform education? They just might be able to.

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Do we need better parents?

For better students, we need to begin with ‘better’ parents. Right? John Merrow investigates.

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Questioning the conventional wisdom

In some cases, advice like “stop” or “slow down” can be BAD for those involved — and this is the case more often than not in some education discussions.

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Moving the chair, at Penn State and in education

John Merrow relates the current scandal at Penn State back to the broader field of education.

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Is teaching a team sport?

John Merrow looks to the World Series for inspiration on an idea about teaching.

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