Deanna Kuhn has a piece up at Education Week about the potential value of incorporating more social science into our science standards. I'm sympathetic to that, but disagree slightly about why. Kuhn's argument seems to be that social science contexts might be especially good for "hooking" students into science because "they address phenomena students likely already know something about".
A new startup claims to have packaged the science of well being into a fun, easy to use platform. Does it work? Is happiness just a natural state some of us are born into (and others are not)? Is it a matter of luck? Nope, say socia... Read Post
I'm not the biggest defender of conventional teacher preparation in this country, but I think Dick Startz is misidentifying the problem when he complains that education schools seem to be grading their undergraduates too generously.... Read Post
Diane Ravitch has a long piece up criticizing President Obama for the apparent mismatch between his education rhetoric and education policy agenda. She makes a lot of arguments - some of which I agree with and some of which I don't ... Read Post