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Five Important Questions Education Leaders Should Focus on in 2017

Together we can address education’s most important issues to improve student outcomes in the New Year. This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse on January 18, 2017 and can be viewed here. Last year was a turbulent year around the world, ...

What is Adaptive Learning Anyway?

A look at the science and research behind adaptive learning technology and its application in the classroom. This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse on January 5, 2017 and can be viewed here. As emerging technologies and methodologies re ...

Advice for the Next U.S. Education Secretary

Focusing on three key areas of education can lead to better outcomes for K-12 and college students throughout the United States. Education is the bedrock of a strong and vibrant society. Moreover, it might be the single most powerful driver of ...

Leading Change & Innovation in Today's Educational Environment

A Q&A with David Levin and Denver Frederick on The Business of Giving radio show. Denver Frederick, host of The Business of Giving on AM 970 The Answer in New York City, interviewed David Levin about the evolving educational environment and ...

Digital Study Success

Three ways technology is changing today’s college students’ academic experiences. College graduation rates are disappointingly low, and educators across the country are working to identify new ways to increase student success. High-quality digita ...

How to Turn a District’s Edtech Portfolio From a Hodgepodge to an Ecosystem

Interoperability is imperative to help teachers make the most of edtech in the classroom. This fall, Jillian Estrella started her fourth year as a science teacher at the Energy Institute High School in Houston. To most outsiders, Energy Institut ...

Five Reasons to Value Technology in Higher Education

There are compelling reasons why technology should be at the center of the modern college learning experience. One of the benefits of being CEO of a learning science company like McGraw-Hill Education is getting the chance to visit colleges and ...

Reconnecting the Soul of our Business… and Going Digital Too!

David Levin’s Presentation at the 2016 IMPACT Speaker Series hosted by Georgia Tech. The IMPACT Speaker Series is hosted by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. The series invites ...

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About U.S. Education?

Test your knowledge of the current state of U.S. K-12 and college education with this quick interactive quiz. Recently more than 75 million combined K-12 and college students returned to classrooms and campuses across the United States. We've tak ...

The Future of Higher Education: Harnessing Software to Enhance Learning Outcomes & Support Teaching

David Levin presents at the Speaker Series of the Commission on Creating the Next in Education. At McGraw-Hill Education we embrace every opportunity to connect with and learn from the educational community. In 128 years, we’ve grown from a tiny ...

Let’s Talk About Education

A close look at six important education issues being ignored in the national conversation this election year. The United States faces many crucial issues this election season – each deserving serious attention and thought. But it's worth noting t ...

Expanding Access to College Isn’t Enough. Students Need to Graduate

Last month, as I was preparing to give a commencement address to the 2016 graduates of Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, I found myself reflecting on the challenges and importance of completing their studies. My mother was th ...

How Do We Add More Value to Students’ College Investments?

College students are taking their investments in their futures seriously. Just ask Vanessa Wismeier, a 2015 graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. The first in her family to attend and graduate from college, Vanessa took out loans to pay fo ...

3 ‘Knowns’ in Learning Science – and How to Apply Them in Practice

How instructional modes, deliberate practice, and nudge analytics can dramatically improve student learning outcomes. This article originally appeared in EdSurge on June 8, 2016 and can be viewed here. The key to unlocking a brighter future for ...

David Levin’s Remarks at the 2016 Graduation Ceremony of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies

On May 16, 2016 David Levin addressed the graduating class of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The complete video of the graduation ceremony is available here. Remarks from David Levin Graduation Ceremony of the Columbia Un ...

Interactive Thought Leader Forum with Casey Green: Christine Willig

Video interview with School Group president engages audience at 2016 ASU GSV Innovation Summit At this year’s ASU GSV Innovation Summit our School group president Christine Willig joined Casey Green of eSchool News for a lively discussion of the ...

What We Need to Get Right in 2016

David Levin’s Speech on the Future of Ed-Tech at the 2016 ASU GSV Summit

Elegance in the EdTech Ecosystem

Stephen Laster’s Speech on Integrating the Ed-Tech Interface at the 2016 ASU GSV Summit At the 2016 ASU GSV Summit our CDO Stephen Laster gave a presentation on the importance of interoperability and integration of ed-tech systems. Below you wil ...

It Takes the Right Tech to Fully Engage the Modern College Mind

Today’s students want more personalization and immediate feedback from digital learning tools. Today’s college students aren’t necessarily who you might think they are. Much like the rest of us, their relationship with technology has changed ...

The Problem With High School Nostalgia

This article originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report on February 23, 2016 and can be viewed here. For Americans, high school isn't just an educational experience, it's a cultural touchstone. From "The Breakfast Club" to "Friday Night ...

Celebrating Excellent Educators: The 2016 Winners of The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

Since 1988, The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has honored some of the greatest minds that our profession has to offer. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of working not only with leaders in our field, but with true visionaries. Th ...

The Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open.

Why technology standards and openness are essential for responsible edtech innovation. This article originally appeared on EdSurge on 1/28/2016 and can be viewed here. Listening to the political debates about education in the United States, you ...

“ACCelerating” from Austin to the State of the Union

Reimagining the college education experience for today’s students. This post was originally published on January 25, 2016 for Pulse on LinkedIn and can be accessed here.

We Need Welders. We Need Philosophers. But Most Importantly, We Need Graduates.

David Levin explains why we need graduates from all types of educational systems and how technology can help. This article was originally published on November 13, 2015 for The Huffington Post and can be accessed here.

Let’s Focus on Student Success

This article was originally published on October 16, 2015 for The Hill. The complete article can be accessed here. As we begin the next presidential election cycle, we are already hearing endless promises and declarations of ways life could—and s ...

The Word That Was Glaring in Its Absence: Education

This article was originally published on September 22, 2015 for Huffington Post. The complete article can be accessed here. Seven. That's the number of times the word "education" came up in Wednesday night's Republican debate. I don't think seven ...

Dear Students and Faculty: Please Go Digital.

Ed-tech materials and tools built on learning science can help alleviate the high cost of traditional college textbooks. This article was originally published on August 7, 2015 for Huffington Post. The full article can be accessed here

Why We're So Focused on the Science of Learning

McGraw-Hill Education's leaders on the importance of improving educational outcomes for all learners. The science of learning drives everything we do at McGraw-Hill Education. By harnessing it we can combine content and technology in a way that i ...

What is Data, Really?

What is data science and what do data scientists do? How will they enhance learning technology products and services of the future? Inquiring minds want to know. I believe we have begun to assemble an amazing team of data scientists in Learning A ...

Adaptive Learning's Next Audience: Struggling K-12 Students

Report Highlights Struggling K-12 students, particularly struggling elementary-level readers, present arguably the most significant challenge to U.S. schools today. Personalized learning tools driven by adaptive technology, still relatively un ...

Three Levels of Learning Analytics in Adaptive Learning

How does adaptive technology use data science to personalize the learning experience? A lot of people talk about analytics, but what does it really mean and how does it apply to the science of learning? At McGraw-Hill Education we look at the wor ...

Strengthening Data Privacy in Schools

Essential recommendations to help schools keep student data safe and secure. Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in nearly every aspect of 21st century teaching and learning. K-20 instructors and students often interact with several di ...

Is Adaptive Learning Technology Truly Transformational?

How personalized learning technology will change the future of teaching. Can personalized learning technology ever truly replace teachers? At McGraw-Hill Education, we have hundreds of data scientists and analysts working to understand the scienc ...