Saturday, December 15, 2018

Notations From the Grid (Final Year-End Edition): Year-End Reads

As we celebrate the holiday season, we wanted to share two very interesting and engaging perspectives from the Stanford Business School along with Education Next which are must reads for us as we hope all enjoy as we say

Happy holidays! 

This Stanford Business email, we're slowing it down with longer reads and video experiences. Here you'll find our brand-new View From the Top podcast series, which offers up hours of in-depth conversations with top business leaders, as well as faculty recommendations of books you’ll want to add to your nightstand. Whether you’re hustling to the last possible minute or getting away early on a well-earned vacation, we hope you’ll find warmth, happiness, and quality time with your loved ones this holiday season.

Podcast: Take in the View From the Top

Business executives from Facebook, LinkedIn, Merck, and others share their management advice and insights in this Stanford GSB speaker series.

Five Books To Read Over the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors offer up their recommendations for those quiet winter days.

2018's Most-Read Stories

What resonated with readers this year? Stories on effective communication, venture capital's secrets, and workplace culture’s dire toll on American health.

Most-Watched Videos of 2018

Listen to IBM's CEO describe how she created a startup mentality at a tech giant, then learn what your work emails reveal about you, all part of the most viewed videos of the year.
Yesterday Education Next released a list of the top articles of 2018. Today we announce our top blog entries of 2018.
These are the 10 the most popular entries on the Education Next blog as determined by readership.
The list spans a broad range of topics:
Here’s the list:

1.Meta-Analysis Confirms Effectiveness of an Old School Approach: Direct Instruction
By Robert Pondiscio
2.The Gates Effective Teaching Initiative Fails to Improve Student Outcomes
By Jay P. Greene
3.How the Common Core Changed Standardized Testing
By Laura Slover and Lesley Muldoon
4.How Does Charter Expansion Affect School District Finances and Student Achievement? New Evidence from Massachusetts
By Camille Terrier, Stephen O’Connell and Matthew Ridley
5.How Life Outside of School Affects Student Performance in School
By Brian A. Jacob and Joseph Ryan
6.The Case for Adding a Second 2nd Grade to High-Poverty Elementary Schools
By Mike Petrilli
7.Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers?
By Frederick Hess
8.Should Passing the Citizenship Test Be a High School Graduation Requirement?
By Chester E. Finn Jr.
9.Emphasis on Thinking Skills over Facts in Schools Contributes to Truth Decay
By Chester E. Finn Jr.
10.Why Can’t the Middle Class Afford Catholic School Anymore?
By Greg Dolan
Congratulations to all of our authors!
— Education Next
P.S. You can find the Top 10 Education Next blog entries of 2017 here2016 here2015 here2014 here and 2013 here.
P.P.S. You can find the Top 20 Education Next articles of 2018 here.

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