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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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What are you thankful for in education?

John Merrow’s last blog post of 2011 looks at what we should be thankful for — and what we still have to worry about.

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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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The teacher quiz, and the ‘other one percent’

John Merrow opines on who “the one percent” really should be construed as — plus, a video quiz on how much you really know about the American teaching profession.

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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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