Archive for October, 2013

In the news: Rich-poor vocabulary gap, fixing teacher ed, world’s best schools

Several outstanding stories about education appeared this week in the New York Times. On Monday, the paper reported that the language gap between small children from richer and poorer families is even wider than previously thought: The new research by Anne Fernald, a psychologist at Stanford University, which was published in Developmental Science this year, showed that at […]…

In shut-down Washington, D.C., Innovations is up and running

Much in Washington, D.C., has shut down, but not Innovations for Learning’s campaign to improve literacy in the public schools. Innovations’ TeacherMate program, which uses the power of iPads, iPod Touches and MP3 players to bolster reading instruction, is getting off the ground in 63 first-grade classrooms  in the District of Columbia Public Schools District. […]…