Researchers at Michigan State University and Teachers College, Columbia University, tackled an intriguing question in a 2016 study: How much influence were large, national donors having on local school board elections?
The study’s abstract stated that large donor networks had “nationalized” local education politics in Los Angeles, Denver, New Orleans and Bridgeport, Conn.
High-achieving countries share some common practices when it
comes to the recruitment, training and development of
public-school teachers, according to experts at a recent
Education Writers Association event.
A few years ago in Singapore, teachers in a high school
English department posed a question: Would having students
conduct live debates on an issue before they wrote persuasive
essays about it result in more highly developed final papers?