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School Closures and Student Achievement

May 4, 2015

Abstract/body: A new study from the Fordham Institute takes on the issue of school closures (Carlson and Lavertu, 2015). Of all the school turnaround strategies, school closures, is the most challenging and controversial choice available to reformers. Read More…

 


 

Graduate Research 2015 announcement

April 15, 2015

Wing Institute announces graduate student grant competition for 2015

The Wing Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 Wing Institute Graduate Student Research grant competition. Read More…

 


 

Conceptual Knowledge Of Fraction Arithmetic

April 3, 2015

The education culture wars often direct us toward one philosophical camp or another for solutions to the problems we encounter educating children. One such instance is the topic of how to best teach children mathematics. Read More…

 


 

The Nurture Effect Proposes Solutions To Social Problems

February 27, 2015

Tony Biglan has published a new book, The Nurture Effect: How the science of Human Behavior Can Improve our Lives and Our World (New Harbinger) that makes a compelling argument that we now know enough about what is effective to significantly impact many social problems. Read More…

 


 

Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb

February 27, 2015

An op-ed piece by Daniel Willingham offers an interesting look at a bit of “conventional wisdom” that states, human beings are losing the ability to focus and concentrate due to constant stimulation from our electronic devices. Read More…