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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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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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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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Energizing the 80

In Hamlet, we learn that ‘the play’s the thing.’ John Merrow thinks it could be too — but in a different, broader context.

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Get out the blender, kids

Is blended learning the new future of education? John Merrow’s hopeful.

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The pendulum swings, and choices await

John Merrow looks at the ‘pendulum swings’ of American society, including those in beer sales, radio stations and textbooks. What does it mean for education? You’ll see.

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