Category: Education

Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan

Peer power can transform teaching, say education prize winners

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Treat them with respect, let them learn from their peers and give them the freedom to make decisions as a team.

Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education award

Education historian Diane Ravitch once supported education reform, but now she sees it as a series of “mistaken policies” that have corrupted public schools.

Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2013 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works and ideas at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in April.

Sahlberg wins prize for explaining Finland’s school success

Reform-minded educators eager to learn about Finland’s highly successful school system often are shocked to find that elementary-level students have a four-hour day, do little homework, rarely take tests and don’t even start school until age seven.

Call for equal education wins Grawemeyer award

Providing equally good schooling for all American children— rich or poor and regardless of race—would improve the nation’s failing education system.