Category: Education

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.

Video interview with Keith Stanovich, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Interview with Keith Stanovich, a professor of human development and applied psychology at the University of Toronto, who won the prize for his 2009 book, What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought.

Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2010 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works in free, public talks at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary April 12-15.

Video interview with Paul Attewell and David Lavin, winners of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Video interview with Paul Attewell and David Lavin, winners of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Education.

Open enrollment pays off, say Grawemeyer education award winners

Non-traditional students who attend college through open enrollment generally do well and their success carries forward to the next generation, say two scholars who have won the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education.

2007 – James Comer

Education works best when parents, teachers, other school employees and the community pull together to make it happen, says the winner of the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Education. Federal law mandates instruction for all children but overlooks the need to help them become successful adults, James Comer, a Yale University child psychiatry […]