Education News Archive - August 02, 2007

By Penuel, William R Boscardin, Christy Kim; Masyn, Katherine; Crawford, Valerie M Abstract This study examined how 498 elementary and secondary educators use student response systems in their instruction.

Thirty emerging executives from top business, public policy and law schools have been chosen to become leaders in urban school systems as part of The Broad Residency in Urban Education program, The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems announced today.

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.