Study Finds Hot Wheels Physics Curriculum Improves Learning

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A new study has taken a closer look at whether Hot Wheels cars could be used to help teach physics to fourth graders.
The $784,000 study was performed by Julie Marsh, a researcher at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, and Morgan Polikoff, a researcher and USC assistant professor who is also affiliated with the Mattel Children’s Foundation…

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School Leaders Serve Everyone in the Community – Leadership 360 – Education Week

Schools are communities. They are the best of us locally or the worst of us. They can only move ahead as a community of the whole, with shared values, and a leader for all.

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Yale Professor and Wife, Targets of Protests, Resign as College Heads

The couple stirred debate last fall when one of them questioned a university email warning against potentially offensive Halloween costumes.

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School Leaders Serve Everyone in the Community – Leadership 360 – Education Week

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Events: Big Fancy NYT Education Conference Coming Next Month

Events: Big Fancy NYT Education Conference Coming Next Month

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Spring conference season might be over, but Summer Season is just starting. Among the June events is the NYT higher education conference on June 20, which promises to include 100+ college president types, Times senior editors, and an "interactive program [that] features U.S. Secretary of Education John King, topic specialists Carol Dweck, Angela Duckworth, Amy Cuddy and Nicholas Christakis, and other leading experts…

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Baylor fires football coach Art Briles and re-assigns president Kenneth Starr

Baptist university in Texas rocked by sexual assault scandalSchool shakes up leadership after report finds serious failuresBaylor University announced on Thursday that it has suspended football coach Art Briles with the intent to fire him, and has re-assigned president Kenneth Starr to a separate role, as America’s biggest Baptist school attempts to deal with a high-profile sexual assault scandal that has rocked campus…

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Heading in the right direction

Heading in the right direction

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Most of our educational approaches – K12, Higher Ed, and organizational – are fundamentally wrong.  What I see in schools, classrooms, and corporations are information presentation and knowledge testing.  Which isn’t bad in and of itself, except that it won’t lead to new abilities to do!  And this bothers me…

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Exam appeals change could make it tougher to challenge results

GCSE, AS and A-level examiners will only act on clear marking errors after complaints too many students received boosted gradesStudents sitting GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels this summer could find it harder to successfully appeal against results following changes to the rules governing exam remarks and appeals…

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