As we enter another school year, I want to take a minute to write you this note and let you know how much I appreciate what you are about to embark upon with my children.
If you have a child who struggles in public school because of a learning difference, please don't give up. Explore other options. Find an alternative school that will recognize your child's potential, maximize it, and allow them to achieve great things.
Doing well on tests is not an education, but simply a skill in taking tests. School offers an education that is too precious to be surrendered to those with no understanding of learning's ultimate meaning and value.
Are you student teaching this semester? A quick look in the mirror might be the most important thing you do all day.
Let's hypothesize a theater of solitude: a single character grappling with his own interminable discourse -- at intervals whispered and shouted; prosaic one moment, poetic or even epic the next. What is the status, in that case, of this voice that speaks nonstop?
It is time to be going back to school with more than brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. Here's to the 2014-15 school year kick-off with vigilant attention to EVERY aspect of our children's health and development!
Every year, thousands of people across America embark on an incredible journey. They are a variety of people -- from young to old, recent college graduates to retirees, lawyers to medical professionals from all backgrounds and from states across the country.
The words "college life" and "savings" are typically not used in the same sentence today. However, for college students preparing to move onto campus this fall, finding ways to save money may very well be as important as their academic major.
If we think about computers not as instruments for solitary learning, but as collaborative tools that enable students to interact with others with whom they otherwise wouldn't have had the opportunity to connect, we stretch education in ways that have never been seen.
I have been a teacher for the past 13 years, the students I once taught are now in college. It is such a mixed feeling of pride and joy to think of your students grown up.
First days are an amazing part of growing up and now that I have just begun my sophomore year of college, I too am feeling all the excitement once again as I start a new chapter in my life.
This year's PDK/Gallup poll elicited Americans' opinions on a wide array of education topics, including Common Core State Standards, student standardized testing, international comparisons, school choice, and school governance issues.
When not in government service, I have been turning out new lawyers for close to four decades. More than a few people have asked me to explain myself.
Orientations, convocations, photos being taken for ID cards, students auditioning for plays, fraternities welcoming pledges, walk-on athletes gathering up the courage to try-out, etc. That exciting time when it feels like the sky's the limit.
Our youngest students, preschool and early elementary age, and their parents are grappling with so many feelings. For these kids, "school" is both alluring and mysterious. Others may seem to start out like model students, only to stage a protest in October once they grasp what this "school thing" is all about.
It's not often two books come out at roughly the same time that, together, provide a true glimpse at the critical and largely unknown story of how the modern day education reform movement came to be.
Annabel loves school. She loves being with friends, loves learning, and above all, loves being independent. She's a child who thrives on routine, social situations, and new experiences. She's happy at school, so I am happy that she's at school.