Training and Rewards for Great Teachers

Talented teachers leave the profession every year because it’s tough to move up the education career ladder. A new study highlights training programs across the country that are building up good teachers—and helping them stay in the classroom.

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Why Good Grades Don’t Always Match Good Test Scores

Parents and caregivers usually receive and review several report cards throughout the school year. They may also see the quizzes and read the papers that result in their kid’s average grades. But sometimes when standardized test reports go home, children’s scores don’t match the grades they’ve earned for their work in school. How can this be?

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The Ah-Ha Moment: Mapping Out the Steps of Learning

It’s one thing to memorize a formula, it’s another thing to fully understand what the formula means. Pearson researchers are piecing together the step-by-step process through which students are learning complex concepts. It helps teachers understand, in real time, what’s going on inside a learner’s mind.

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Getting the Most Out of Gifted and Talented Programs

A seven-year-old might learn math quickly, but her language arts work is not as strong. It’s the picture of a normal student: she needs acceleration in some areas of learning and a slower pace in others. We hear from an education expert how some gifted and talented programs can address both needs.

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