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Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

The 'Artisanal' School Supplies List

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel | September 2, 2014 | Parents
Great care was taken in choosing these school supplies to further your child's education and put him/her in a "ready to learn" state of mind, so we ask that you not deviate from this list when making your purchases. Some items may only be purchased at village cooperatives in the mountain regions of Asia, so plan accordingly as supplies may be limited.
Cecelia Griffiths

There Are Way More B.C. Students With Special Needs Than You Think

Cecelia Griffiths | September 2, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender has decided that because about 10 per cent of all B.C. students were identified as having special needs last year, only 10 per cent of students in B.C. schools have special needs. But in fact, the number is a great deal higher that.
Julie Nowell

I Can Love My Kids, But I Can't Teach Them Grade 6 Math

Julie Nowell | September 2, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The two eldest, going into Grades 3 and 6 are outright depressed. They know what they are missing (friends, fun and a fresh start to the year) and instead they have Mom, Dad and a list of educational websites hastily tossed together and thrown at them. This is what happens when ill-prepared adults with no teaching credentials are forced to use their mediocre skills to attempt to educate our kids.
Bill Lichtenstein


Exercising Restraint in Schools

Bill Lichtenstein | September 2, 2014 | Education
The controversy surrounding the use of physical restraints and seclusion rooms in schools has exploded and resonated across the country from Hawaii to Massachusetts.
William G. Tierney


Education and Philanthropy

William G. Tierney | September 2, 2014 | Education
Given that not much got accomplished in Newark I'm a touch puzzled that Mark Zuckerberg is now doubling down and giving $120 million to Bay Area schools.

What Do You Know About Your Credit Card? | September 2, 2014 | Money surveyed Facebook users ages 18 and older throughout the U.S. to find out exactly what they do and do not know about their cards. Shockingly, we found that most don't know the basics about their cards and are even making some crucial mistakes when it comes to credit.
Rose Stuckey Kirk


Together We Can Empower Our Girls

Rose Stuckey Kirk | September 2, 2014 | Education
This new school year, let's resolve to join together to encourage America's girls to reach their full potential in these subjects and support them with concrete programs and initiatives that yield results.
Julia Wasson


Learning Los Angeles: David Flores, Educator, on Rethinking Education

Julia Wasson | September 2, 2014 | Education
Here David talks with Learning Los Angeles about how his own life has informed his beliefs about how we need to support educators and students.
Claudia King

With a Conscience: "Teaching"

Claudia King | September 2, 2014 | Education
All I know is that excellent teachers know their students so well, that they can monitor instantaneously what they need and when they need it. Great teachers feed our spirit and our soul. Like a delicious meal, they make us want to savor every bite and come back for seconds.
Erika Oppenheimer


Why, When and How to Choose Between the SAT and ACT

Erika Oppenheimer | September 2, 2014 | Education
At the beginning of your work on the college admissions tests, the first thing you should do is an experiment. Take an official practice test of both the SAT and the ACT in order to choose one to focus on. The more experience you have with a test -- either test -- the better you will master it.
Alan Singer


Pearson: Inside the Belly of a Very Troubled Beast

Alan Singer | September 2, 2014 | Education
Pearson, the publishing mega-giant, is looking more and more like it is vulnerable and its time dominating education in the United States and around the world may be coming to an end.
Nicholas Ferroni


Celebrity Field Trip

Nicholas Ferroni | September 2, 2014 | Education
Oscar Wilde once said "Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught." As an educator, I don't entirely agree with this quote, but there are many truths to it.


Michelle Rhee and the High Price of Education Leadership

TNTP | September 2, 2014 | Education
By David Keeling The gleeful response from Michelle Rhee’s critics to the news that she would be stepping down from her role as CEO of StudentsFirst was predictable, even if it said more about them than her. After all, she took...
Patrick Mott


I'm Taking a Break From University... And I Haven't Even Started

Patrick Mott | September 2, 2014 | Teen
The choice was clear as Mark Twain's quote, "Don't let schooling interfere with your education," popped into my mind. But there was one problem -- how would I tell people I was taking a year off school without seeming absolutely crazy?
liZ Evans

28 Ways to Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

liZ Evans | September 2, 2014 | Parents
When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening; and it's ALWAYS worth the work. ALWAYS.
Carolyn S. Miles


It's Back to School -- Are Your Kids Safe?

Carolyn S. Miles | September 2, 2014 | Impact
There are simple actions everyone can take to better protect our children should disaster strike.
Robert Reich


Back to College -- The Only Gateway to the Middle Class

Robert Reich | September 1, 2014 | Politics
This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class. It shouldn't be.
Peter Greene

Law Professor Declares Arne Duncan's Waivers Illegal

Peter Greene | September 1, 2014 | Education
An upcoming article in the Vanderbilt Law Review argues that the administration's waiver program is both illegal and a very, very bad precedent. Folks have questioned the legality of Duncan's waivers all along, but this takes that game to a whole new level.
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.


Taking the Fear Out of Doctor's Visits With Music and Animation

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | September 1, 2014 | Education
There is a reason why many parents report dreading taking their kids to the doctor, dentist or hospital -- it's stressful for both the adults and their little ones.
C. M. Rubin


The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

C. M. Rubin | September 1, 2014 | Education
How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions.
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