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My Education Resolution for 2018 – by Frederick Hess

I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to put 2017 in the rearview mirror. It was a year that seemed to bring out the worst in so many. It infused partisan politics into daily life in unhealthy ways. It colored discussions that are usually far removed from national politics. It expanded the sphere of…

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In the News: The Biggest Education Stories Of 2017 And 2018 – by Education Next

Anya Kamenetz looks back at the top education moments in 2017 and she includes in her list the big, bipartisan plunge in support for charter schools which was revealed by the 2017 Education Next poll. The poll found that support for charter schools dropped by 12 percentage points between 2016 and 2017. In an essay…

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In the News: The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions – by Education Next

Just a few weeks ago Rick Hess wrote a piece complaining that advocates for social emotional learning seem to be suppporting a wide range of things, to the point where it is unclear what the phrase even means. A widely-shared New York Times piece about sticking with New Years resolutions suggests that some in the…

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The Top 10 RHSU Columns of 2017 – by Frederick Hess

Well, 2017 is about to go in the books, and that’s okay by me. It’s been a bizarre, overheated year, and I’m more than ready to give 2018 a shot. Before we do, though, it’s worth taking one last look at the year just past—at the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2017. In…

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Santa’s 2017 Naughty and Nice List for Education – by Frederick Hess

Santa rang the other night, in a state of frustration. To make a long story short: He’d gotten a Gates grant to hire a big-shot education consulting firm to help flag who’d been naughty and who’d been nice this year (in years past, he said, he’d just winged it). As Santa put it, “Everyone’s in…

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Laptops in the Classroom: An Open and Closed Case – by Martin R. West

A recent commentary piece in the New York Times generated a flurry of debate over the proper use of technology in college classrooms. At FutureEd, we turned to some of our research advisors and senior fellows for their experiences with laptops and cell phones. Martin West Harvard School of Education Over the past eight years,…

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Helping High-Ability Kids from Disadvantaged Backgrounds in 2018 – by Chester E. Finn, Jr.

‘Tis a time of celebration, reflection, gift-giving, and—swiftly thereafter—planning and resolving for the year to come. Let’s include in those reflections and resolutions some extra attention to the oft-neglected demographic subset we might simply call smart poor kids. They so often fall through a crack between two common assumptions in American education: (1) that “gifted…

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EdNext Podcast: Top EdNext Stories of 2017 – by Education Next

EdNext editor in chief Marty West and senior editor Paul E. Peterson discuss the top Education Next articles of 2017. The EdNext Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every Wednesday. – Education Next

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Three Cheers for Impostor Syndrome – by Frederick Hess

A few weeks back, the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a feature on Duke University Dean Valerie Sheares Ashby and how she overcame her sense of “impostor syndrome.” (If you don’t know, impostor syndrome is the fear that you’ll be found out at any moment as an impostor who doesn’t belong in your job or…

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Nagpur Metro Rail Recruitment 2018 – Sr Technician,Station Controller 52 Posts

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL)  recruitment for 91 posts of Senior Technician ,Section Engineer ,Traffic Operator vacancies. Eligible Indian candidates may online within 25th January… #All other Jobs vacancy details are given at www.govtrailjobs.com,Also visit for other related govt jobs#

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