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Education Fairy Tales Put to Rest Through Research

Carol François shares some popular education myths that have been debunked by John Hattie and Greg Yates in their book Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn.

Within a Learning System, All Students Experience Great Teaching

We have many good schools throughout North America. In too many cases, however, children go each day to a school that is not very good. For all students to attend excellent schools, we need school districts that are learning systems. At Learning Forward, we believe this goal is attainable; however, reaching it requires that all school districts focus more intently on learning.

TALIS Findings Invite Deeper Discussions

Stephanie Hirsh recently served on a panel discussion about the TALIS results with several educators. While there is much to explore within the findings, two questions stood out for her.

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