Congress is Republican. ISIS is on the march. Common Core and high-stakes testing are under attack. The Affordable Health Care Act may be torpedoed by the Supreme Court. Arne Duncan and Barack Obama evidently need a softer opponent to pad their legacy. The hapless Knicks were probably not available for a pick-up basketball game.
Public charter schools have taken firm root in Washington, DC. This year, for the first time since charter schools were introduced to the District 18 years ago, more public schools in the city are run by charters than by DC Public Schools (DCPS).
Despite midrange results for U.S. high school students in PISA's first-ever global financial literacy test, best practices from other nations can provide a strong path for U.S. students to learn and master these skills.
I'm blessed and privileged to be a teacher. The longer I do it, the more I appreciate it. But Andrew Cuomo has not the remotest notion of why that is.
I enjoy watching students stay connected with their friends and classmates in a variety of ways throughout their days, and I don't care if their notes to each other are grammatically correct.
What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.
Roughly 1,500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States.
People across ideologies want our education system to work for America's children -- and that goes for many of National School Choice Week's backers as well as its critics. But let's not allow those whose real goal is the destruction of public education to cloak their agenda under the cheerful banner of "school choice."
These residency schools and their master teachers would gain a reputation for excellence that would inspire young educators to intentionally embrace the teaching profession and ask each other, "Where did you do your residency?"
At a time when global news is sounding alarms across so many issues, the need to connect, be informed, and deepen our understanding is greater than ever.
We must redouble our commitment to ensuring that all young people experience strong attachments in school -- and fair school discipline policies -- so we can reduce the risk that they'll ever have to take that terrifying (and life-altering) bus ride to Rikers.
The Greek view of the ethical life is an interesting contrast to that of the Bible's. A different tone and mood pervade these aphorisms than what one finds in the Old and New Testaments. More significantly, the motivation for leading an ethical life is worlds apart from that of biblical morality.
Part of it was college. We were older, less afraid. But part of it, I am sure, was being in the majority for once. We were in a specific space set aside for us. Guys were allowed in, but this was our turf, and they knew it.
A gulf remains today in our nation between the "haves" and "have-nots," and there are few examples as glaring as the disparities that exist in our public schools.
This is not just an educational but an economic issue and as such, every segment of society should support the president's efforts to find ways to expand early childhood education access for all children.
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) has held several arts training events based on a groundbreaking program called "Creativity at the Core" in advance of the broader vision.
There are some techniques parents can use that encourage learning. Parents can give children "the right" kind of help by systematically reinforcing habits that help rather than hinder the learning process.
Learning today can look and feel quite differently than what most of us experienced in school. The recent "Uptown Funk" video by A Maceo Smith New Tech High School students generated more than 6.5 million views on YouTube in three days.