May 7, 2014

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Teachers

The first week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Here are a few facts you may not have known about the profession: Teachers today follow in some famous footsteps : Princess Diana, Art Gartfunkel, Sting, Gene Simmons, and Jon Hamm…

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May 5, 2014

How to #ThankATeacher during Teacher Appreciation Week

We are so excited to celebrate all of our hard working teachers this week for National Teacher Appreciation Week. We appreciate all of our teachers for their energy and dedication to student learning year-round. Every day, teachers ensure that America’s…

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Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Burns

Today we’re highlighting one of our outstanding San Antonio teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week: Ms. Burns. Her third-grade classroom models how to engage and excite students about math. Ms. Burns credits her success this year to her ability to…

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April 28, 2014

Know Your Data: The Randomized Controlled Trial

Our last post in the “Know Your Data” series covers the gold standard in scientific research: randomized controlled trials. Randomized controlled trials got their modern start in medical research  but trace their origins to statistical thinking and theory. To perform…

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April 25, 2014

Know Your Data: The Quasi-Experiment

What is a quasi-experiment? A quasi-experiment is a type of study that can estimate the effect of something by comparing its influence on two groups made up of people who are similar but were not randomly assigned to the groups….

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April 23, 2014

Know Your Data: The Regression Analysis

What is a regression analysis? A regression analysis is a statistical tool used to identify relationships between variables. For example, if a researcher wanted to determine if there was a relationship with people with blue hair and a predisposition for…

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April 21, 2014

Do You Know Your Data?

“If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything.”– Ronald Harry Coase, British economist and Nobel laureate Research and data can guide advancements in education and hasten their widespread adoption. By using appropriate, proven methods of research…

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April 14, 2014

Teacher Appreciation: Four Gifts that Go Beyond the Gift Card

Teaching is a difficult job. Teachers are the ultimate multi-taskers, routinely juggling the needs of students of all abilities and backgrounds, implementing new standards, managing the classroom, grading, and communicating with parents. No wonder this McKinsey study shows 14 percent…

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