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Ann Reid

What We're Reading

Ann Reid | February 12, 2016 | Education
This week in "What We're Reading", a special treat--NCSE's very own original, peer-reviewed article in Science magazine. Also, depression, anxiety, dinosaur sex, and the latest on "what did fossil fuel companies know, and when did they know it?" Enjoy!
Chris Minnich

Celebrate #LoveTeaching

Chris Minnich | February 12, 2016 | Education
Between the school bells, Nathan Gibbs-Bowling teaches social studies in Tacoma, Washington. When he's not in class, the 2016 Washington Teacher of the Year models civic engagement for students. He mentors young men of color through the College Success Foundation Achievers Scholars Program and distributes in-person care packages to...
Robyn Shulman

Kids are Drivers, Not Passengers: An Interview with Susan Crown

Robyn Shulman | February 12, 2016 | Education
I had the gracious opportunity to sit down with Susan Crown to discuss her work with local, national and international organizations.
Byron Garrett

A Conversation With Lalah Hathaway

Byron Garrett | February 12, 2016 | Education
Recently, I had an opportunity to chat it up with one of my favorite artists, singer Lalah Hathaway about one of her recent song, "Little Ghetto Boy" from her latest album "Lalah Hathaway Live" and what message she and the song have for all of us.
Matthew M. Gonzales

Eli Broad's Plan to Take Over Half of LAUSD: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill?

Matthew M. Gonzales | February 12, 2016 | Education
There is no doubt that the institution of public schools is badly in need of repair, but the repair of our schools must be done by teachers, parents, students, and communities, democratically.
Dean Kamen

The Only Sport Where Everyone Can Go Pro: Robotics

Dean Kamen | February 12, 2016 | Education
I want students from every school in the United States to experience the excitement of solving real-world science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) problems within the intensity of robotic sporting competitions, and to be recognized as heroes for their accomplishments.
Sharon Peaslee

Sleep Is Fundamental to Effective Education Reform

Sharon Peaslee | February 12, 2016 | Education
There's a far more fundamental need that we continue to overlook and that is SLEEP. Most teens go to school sleep deprived. They frequently skip the first period because it's too early, or doze throughout the day.
Linda DeMers Hummel

The Magic of a Re-Admit

Linda DeMers Hummel | February 12, 2016 | Education
I arrived at my empty classroom and started rehearsing. It was my first day teaching a college class, and I felt the need for a dramatic opening line. I waited until my English 101 students had all filed in and sat down. I probably cleared my throat. "Ladies and gentleman,...
Tom Ostapchuk

24 Websites to Offer Coding at School

Tom Ostapchuk | February 12, 2016 | Education
Computer science (CS) education faces a crisis. The White House calls computer science "an economic and social imperative for the next generation of American students." Yet only 1 in 4 elementary and high schools teach programming.
The Conversation US

Many Low-Income Students Use Only Their Phone to Get Online. What Are They Missing?

The Conversation US | February 11, 2016 | Education
My research has explored underserved youth's use of technology to discover and participate in content related to their interests. Having access only through their mobile devices means that low-income families and youth do not have the same access to the Internet as those with other Internet connections
Grete DeAngelo

Kids and Homework: Backing Off Is Best

Grete DeAngelo | February 11, 2016 | Parents
A recent study has been released that says helicopter parenting, especially in schoolwork, might backfire when it comes to promoting student success.
Kelly Peeler

The Missing Conversation at Teach For America's 25th Anniversary Summit

Kelly Peeler | February 11, 2016 | Education
This past weekend, the NextGenVest team headed to the Teach For America 25th Anniversary Summit in Washington D.C. It was incredible to see an organization facilitate candid discussions about tough topics  --  from the school to prison pipeline, to the need for more diverse educators.
Donald Cohen

How Competition Hurts Children in Detroit's Schools

Donald Cohen | February 11, 2016 | Education
Detroit's schools need to be fixed now. But too much of DPS's revenue is going to paying high interest rates instead of fixing buildings and paying teachers what they deserve.
John Perkins

Students Rally to Create New Story

John Perkins | February 11, 2016 | Education
This past November, students rallied on college campuses around the U.S. in the Million Student March to advocate for a minimum wage hike, free tuition and the cancellation of all student debt. We can all be encouraged by this revolution and hope more people will take up the cause.
Ramin Ganeshram

Why the Banning of 'A Birthday Cake for George Washington' Really Matters

Ramin Ganeshram | February 11, 2016 | Books
There is more at stake here than the future of one author or one picture book. Most pressing is the question of whether we can ever reach a place in our society where questions of race can be openly and objectively discussed, especially with our children.
John Bridgeland

Embracing America's Dropout Challenge

John Bridgeland | February 12, 2016 | Education
In addition to being the critical pathway to college, graduating from high school means a lifetime of increased earnings, better health, decreased reliance on government assistance and crime, and higher levels of volunteering and other forms of civic engagement, compared to those who drop out.
Karin Chenoweth

George Hall Elementary School -- A Title I Distinguished School Still Figuring Things Out

Karin Chenoweth | February 11, 2016 | Education
We have gotten used to hearing bad news about schools -- particularly schools that serve children from low-income families. And yet there is good news out there. Some educators really have figured out how to educate all kids to high levels.
Tom Ostapchuk

The "No Teacher Left Behind Act"

Tom Ostapchuk | February 11, 2016 | Education
The Every Student Succeeds Act may bring a breath of fresh air to teachers that need it most.
Michael J. Dumas

Things Are Gonna Get Easier: Refusing Schooling as a Site of Black Suffering

Michael J. Dumas | February 11, 2016 | Black Voices
Black suffering in schools is one manifestation of the anti-Blackness of our society, in which Black people are viewed with disgust and disdain, as non-humans worthy of violence and death. In schools, this anti-Blackness reveals itself first, in the deep-seated, but most often unconscious belief that Black children are uneducable. A problem. A waste of time and unworthy of resources.
Robert E. Slavin

Love and Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | February 11, 2016 | Education
Valentine's Day is this Sunday. If you are spending it thinking about effect sizes or research designs or education policy, shame on you. Unless, of course, that sort of thing turns you on.
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