ERIC Number: ED456938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Harvard Education Letter, 2000.
Gordon, David T., Ed.
Harvard Education Letter, v16 n1-6 2000
This document is comprised of the six issues in volume 16 of the Harvard Education Letter, a bimonthly newsletter addressing current issues in elementary and secondary education. Articles in this volume include the following: (1) January-February--"Grade Inflation: What's Really behind All Those A's?" (Birk) and "Every Friday was Fight Day" (Farber); (2) March-April--"Successful School Reform Efforts Share Common Features" (Downs) and "Mining for Gold in a Mountain of Online Resources" (Tally and Burns); (3) May-June--"Putting Cooperative Learning to the Test" (Walters) and "Schools Need To Pay More Attention to 'Intelligence in the Wild'" (Perkins); (4) July-August--"Shakespeare vs. Teletubbies: Is There a Role for Pop Culture in the Classroom?" (Amster), "View from the Classroom: Student Writers Hone Their Skills,""Would More Phys Ed Curb Kids' Weight Gain?" and "Online Term-Paper Mills Produce a New Crop of Cheaters" (Ditman); (5) September-October--"Are High-Stakes Tests Worth the Wager?" (Sadowski), and "Portrait of the 'Super Principal'" (Pierce); and (6) November-December--"Getting a Jump on Good Health" (Amster) and "Will New Standards Bring Peace to the Math Wars?" (Downs). Regular features include editorial statements and summaries of recent research. (KB)
Descriptors: Cheating, Child Health, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Inflation, Grades (Scholastic), Newsletters, Physical Education, Principals, Research Papers (Students), School Policy, Standardized Tests, Standards, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Violence, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
Note: Published bimonthly. For 1999 issues, see ED 444 742.