Educational Articles

Articles about education chosen and submitted by the MISD superintendent and board. 

Seattle Times - November 18, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Seattle Times - November 19, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) - November 9, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Education Week - Oct. 6, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Seattle Times - Oct. 20, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Bellevue Reporter - Oct. 7, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
New York Times - Sept. 15, 2015 (recommended by Adair Dingle)
USA Today - September 16, 2015 (recommended by Adiar Dingle)
Microsoft - September 1, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
New business degree speeds up process of getting a college credential
A new competency-based business degree offered by Washington community
colleges will allow students to skip material they've already mastered.
Seattle Times - September 21, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels)  
Education Week - September 16, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Education Week - September 22, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
The Seattle Times (posted by Pat Braman) 
Seattle Public Schools (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Seattle Public Schools (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Seattle Public Schools - 7/28/2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Thursday, Sept. 10 - 6:30-7:30pm (posted by Brian Emanuels)
(Follow up information pertaining to high school start time change)
Bellevue School District - August 25, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Bellevue School District - June 23, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Seattle Times - July 22, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
KPLU - May 13, 2015 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Warm, bright, quiet: Students do best in well-designed classrooms
Seattle Times - November 4, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
The Wall Street Journal - Sept. 9, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
eSchoolNews - September 1, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Vox - August 31, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Education Week - August 25, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
NBC News -  August 24, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Forbes - July 17, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
edSurge - May 8, 2013 
Seattle Times - July 2, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Another Study Fuels Movement to Push Back High School Start Times
Ed Week, March 14, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Sec. Duncan Proposes Teacher-Leadership Initiative
Ed Week, March 14, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
How to Get a Job at Google
New York Times, Feb. 22, 2014 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
eSchoolNews, via, Sept. 26, 2013 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
The myth of the lazy teen — why the school day should start later
Seattle Times, October 31, 2013 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Is Music the Key to Success?
New York Times, October 12, 2013 (posted by Brian Emanuels) 
Turning Education Upside Down
New York Times, October 9, 2013 (posted by Brian Emanuels)
Open union-bargaining meetings to the public 
Seattle Times, Sept. 10, 2013 (posted by Adair Dingle)
Computer Coding Lessons Expanding for K-12 Students
Education Week Digital Directions, June 11, 2013  
New school facilities address 21st-century challenges, September 16th, 2013 
Lake Washington voters to see bond, pair of levies
Sammamish Review, August 14, 2013 
How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code, May 31, 2013
One to Watch: Houston
TNTP Blog, April 30, 2013 
Education Week, March 11, 2013 
Need a Job? Invent It 
NY Times, March 30, 2013
Can't We Pay Our Best Teachers More?
Education Week, March 26, 2013
Creating New Possibilities in the Classroom with iPad
Apple in Education Profiles, March 2013, March 10, 2013
The Salt Lake Tribune, March 9, 2013
Washington Post, March 8, 2013
The Heartland Institute, February 26, 2013
Mind/Shift, November 10, 2010
'Big Three' Publishers Rethink K-12 Strategies
Education Week, February 6, 2013
IndyStarcom, February 14, 2013
Seattle Times, February 8th, 2013 
Getting Smart, February 8, 2013
Pearson Education, January 30, 2013 
USA Today, January 28, 2013
Teachers for Education Reform, January, 25, 2013 
Huffington Post, January 9, 2013
Education Week, January 8, 2013
The Washington Post, January 8, 2013
The Washington Post, January 9, 2013
The Seattle Times, January 8, 2013

Is the next second language JavaScript?, December 2012

Fostering Tech Talent in Schools
New York Times, September 30, 2012 
edudemic, December 6, 2012 
Forbes, December 6, 2012
The Seattle Times, December 10, 2012 

For God’s Sake, Let the Kids Sleep!
Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2012

Later Start to School Boosts Teens' Health
Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2010 
EducationNext, Summer 2012, Vol. 12, No. 3 

A valid way to use ‘value added’ in teacher evaluation
Washington Post, December 4, 2012  

New ideas from a new generation of teachers
Washington Post Opinions, November 30, 2012
Education Week - DIgital Directions, Oct. 15, 2012
Education Week Teacher, Oct. 17, 2012 

Understanding the Zombie Teen's Body Clock 
The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2012

Education chief wants textbooks to go digital, October 2, 2012 
Report finds crisis in teacher retentions
Washington Post, August 16, 2012
How to Pay Teachers Dramatically More, Within Budget
Education Next, July 30, 2012
Memphis arts teachers pilot method to measure student progress
The Commercial Appeal, September 17, 2012
Huffington Post, August 17, 2012
Behind the Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Why Talks Must Be Made Public
Time Ideas, September 10, 2012 
New mixed-use development proposed for Town Center
Mercer Island Reporter, August 28, 2012 
The New York Times, September 14, 2012 
The Washington Post, September 10, 2012 
The Boston Phoenix, August 3, 2012 
KQED, July 20, 2012 
Education Week, July 11, 2012

Ballpoint pens…the ruin of education in our country
1 to 1 Schools, June 27, 2012

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom
Edutopia, October 21, 2010

In lists of best high schools, numbers don’t tell the whole story
The New York Times, June 3, 2012

Great teaching-Measuring its effects on students' future earnings
EducationNext, Summer, 2012

Leftover bond money will help repair Battle Ground schools
The Columbian, June 6, 2012

Going From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-One

It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT
A Principal's Reflections, January 19, 2012

Bound by Tradition-Today's Grading Practices Reflect the Past
ASCD, June 2012

Flipped Learning is the HOW of Educational Reform
Flipped Learning, May 29, 2012

Study says teacher pay is adequate, but is it fair?
The News Tribune, May 24, 2012

10 Reasons Every District Should Open a Flex School
Getting Smart, May 25, 2012

Use Technology to Upend Traditional Classrooms
Education Week, May 22, 2012

The Hard Science of Teamwork
Harvard Business Review, March 20, 2012 


Redefining Instruction With Technology: Five Essential Steps
Education Week, January 25, 2012

To Flip Or Not Flip?
Edudemic, May 12, 2012

Marysville Getchell campus wins high marks for design
HeraldNet, May 10, 2012

U.S. News 2012 rankings – MIHS is #14 in WA
U.S. News, May 8, 2012

How 1:1 Technology Is Making School More Real
The Edudemic, April 30, 2012

At one school district, the motto is BYOT - Bring Your Own Technology
The Daily Nightly, May 6, 2012

Laptops replace lectures in some area schools
JSOnline, April 28, 2012

Are We Rethinking Teaching? - Some Of Our Students Are
Patrick Larson - Principal

Creating Innovators: The making of young people who will change the world

Creating Innovators: Why America's Education System Is Obsolete
Forbes, April 26, 2012

"If we are focused on seat time, we are focused on the wrong end of the student." (Twitter)
International Center , April 26, 2012

Alone in the Classroom: Why Teachers Are Too Isolated
The Atlantic, April 17, 2012

The flip: Classwork at home, homework in class
The Washington Post, April 15, 2012

Inside the Flipped Classroom
the journal, April 11, 2012

Man vs. Computer: Who Wins the Essay-Scoring Challenge?
Education Week, April 12, 2012

New iPad App Lets Any Teacher Be Like Sal Khan
Edudemic, December 21, 2011

Mooresville’s Shining Example (It’s Not Just About the Laptops)
The New York Times, February 12, 2012

Why all our kids should be taught how to code
The Guardian, April 9, 2012

Don't Beat 'em, Join 'em!: Cellphones Allowed!
World Languate Classroom, April 9, 2012

States Loosening 'Seat Time' Requirements
Education Week, April 9, 2012

Getting Ready for Online Assessment
Getting Smart, April 9, 2012

Teaching technology: we need a digital revolution in the classroom
The Guardian, April 5, 2012

Teacher Talks About Benefits and Challenges Of Using Technology With Struggling Students
YouTube, March 25, 2012

States Mulling Creativity Indexes for Schools
Education Week, March 15, 2012

Technology in Education: An Answer in Search of a Problem?
Shanker Blog, March 14, 2012

Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App
Fast Company, March 10, 2012

Video becoming a key tool in teacher training, evaluation
eSchool News, March 1, 2012

Obama wants schools to speed digital transition
USA Today, February 2, 2012

Dollars and Sense II
Concordia, 2012

An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Huffington Post, January 20, 2012

Want to keep teachers? Get rid of summer break, January 15, 2012

Taking Teacher Quality Seriously: A Collaborative Approach to Teacher Evaluation
Rethinking Schools Blog, December 5, 2011

Research studies on elementary school size and student outcomes:
Leithwood and Janzi abstract 2009
Fowler and Walberg abstract 1991

iPads changing the game for learning at Longfield
MJO, January 9, 2012

Tablets Will Transform the Classroom, January 16, 2012

Gates Foundation report says schools need more than just once-a-year teacher evaluations
Full Gates Foundation report | Full research study
January 6, 2012

Transformative Teaching Practices
eBOARDsolutions, October 4, 2011

Why School Boards Should Focus on Education Technology
eBOARDsolutions, December 10, 2011

Life in a 21st-Century English Class
KQED, December 21, 2011

Brain Rules Schools: what school would look like if we listened to research, December 4, 2011

Highly Ranked Schools continue to have a Positive Effect on Mercer Island Home Values
Mercer Island Patch, December 8, 2011

A 2020 Vision for Riverside Unified School District
Riverside Unified School District, December 5, 2011

Study Links Academic Setbacks to Middle School Transition
Education Week, November 29, 2011

Teaching Math Without Words, A Visual Approach to learning Math from MIND Research Institute: Embedded video on our site | YouTube video
MIND Research Institute, June 30, 2011

Wash. Board of Ed. Increases Graduation Requirements
Education Week, November 14, 2011

In Tennessee, Following the Rules for Evaluations Off a Cliff
The New York Times, November 6, 2011

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute
The New York Times, October 22, 2011

Building the Digital District
Education Week, October 17, 2011

Getting Serious About Teacher Evaluation:
A fresh look at peer assistance and review
Education Week, October 11, 2011

Delay Kindergarten at Your Child’s Peril
The New York Times, September 24, 2011

Standardized tests for everyone? In the Internet age, that’s the wrong answer
The Washington Post, September 23. 2011

The problem school boards have with the public
The Washington Post, August 25, 2011

How to Fix Our Math Education
The New York Times, August 24, 2011

Teacher Collaboration Gives Schools Better Results
MILLER-MCCUNE - August 22, 2011

Value-Added Measures and the Future of Educational Accountability
Science, August 12, 2011

The Creativity Crisis
Newsweek, July 10, 2010