The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Editorial: “Colleges Are Bringing Back The SAT. It’s The Right Move.”

“The effect of a thoughtful test scores policy ought to be exactly what Yale described when it announced its recent decision: The students across racial and socioeconomic groups most likely to excel become those most likely to be admitted. Diversity, meanwhile, doesn’t suffer. Such an outcome is possible: Most research on the past years’ test-optional […]

“The AI Election Is Here”

“Here are three dispatches highlighting the various ways that candidates — and crucially, third parties — seem ready to use AI as America chooses its next president.”

Luddites Weren’t Anti-Technology, They Were Pro-Labor

“Apple made gadgets cool. Google let me summon far-flung information. Amazon brought hard-to-find books to my doorstep… The Luddites would have had few, if any, problems with all of that. And neither did I… By the 2010s, however, there were plenty of signs of the costs. As Amazon grew, stories emerged about grueling conditions in […]


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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