Digital learning – the combination of online adaptive testing and instruction made possible by new technologies, software, and the internet – is beginning to transform K-12 education.
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Well-designed and carefully implemented reward systems can improve student achievement in elementary schools. While young children are often intrinsically motivated, they benefit when their accomplishments, however small, are pointed out by parents and teachers and appropriately rewarded.
Most experts recognize that reward systems are especially valuable at the earliest ages to help students attain the habit of deferring gratification. Failure to develop this habit can handicap learners for the rest of their lives.
Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast sat down with the New American’s Bill Jasper during the 9th International Conference on Climate Change to talk about the origin and purpose of the conference. Boasting 64 speakers, from a multitude of disciplines, ICCC9 was the most star-studded climate conference yet.
Heartland and the scientists it works with have never promoted “denial of a changing climate.” The climate is always changing. The question is whether man’s contribution to climate change rises above statistical noise and whether it is a crisis.
In early October, the Ayn Rand Institute hosted a panel of Heartland Institute Scholars to discuss climate change in accordance with their book Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science (CCR-II).
As part of the media tour for Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, two scientists from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), stopped by the studios of U-T TV in San Diego.
I’ve interacted with a lot of people on the skeptical side of the aisle and they are – without exception – good, decent, sincere and well-meaning folks. That goes in particular for the folks at Heartland.
This essay is based on remarks delivered on June 19, 2013 at Heartland’s annual President’s Council Retreat. The Heartland Institute had a breakthrough year in 2012 and by every measure[...]
Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast was a guest on the new Milt Rosenberg Show for an in-depth discussion on the challenges of running a think tank today compared to 20 years ago. Joe and Milt[...]
Brent Hamachek and Tom Kuchan of Segueway Solutions invited President and CEO of The Heartland Institute, Joe Bast, to speak on their radio show, “Segueway to Success.” They talk about Heartland’s mission, how Heartland[...]
Today’s Wall Street Journal reprinted a delightful five-paragraph excerpt from a 1893 essay by Mark Twain titled “The Moral Statistician.” It is worth a few minutes of attention because it[...]
This essay is based on remarks delivered at the “Yes, We Did Build It Rally” in Waukesha, Wisconsin on September 22, 2012. In July, President Barack Obama expressed a vision[...]