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Stacey Alcorn

How to Be the Change - An Interview with Dr. Thomas McGovern

Stacey Alcorn | April 30, 2016 | Education
Instead of wishing for change in the world, he is making change, and the formula he shares with others is simple; seize the opportunity to lead, innovate, find your passion, and resonate. He's Thomas McGovern, a leader in change.

Travel in the Educational Cloud: Navigating Latin America's Learning Portals

FOMIN | April 29, 2016 | Education
By Marcelo Cabrol Marcelo Cabrol is the manager of all external communications for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. His portfolio includes Demand Solutions, a business model that applies entrepreneurial thinking to solving persistent development problems in fields such as health,...
Jayson Boyers

Tradition vs. Nostalgia in Higher Education

Jayson Boyers | April 29, 2016 | Education
The future of higher education is dependent on colleges and universities moving from their comfort zone where learning is a static experience. Higher education must stop fearing that change means abandoning tradition.
Sarah Huang

Our Misguided Visions of the Future

Sarah Huang | April 29, 2016 | Teen
What do these numbers and letters really indicate about me as a person? Sure, it demonstrates my ability to conform to others' expectations and my ability to study and take tests. But seeing the world as black-and-white, hard results has blindsided me.
Elissa Stein

The Law of Averages

Elissa Stein | April 29, 2016 | Education
The Mayor just released his budget proposal for the next fiscal year and changes to Fair Student Funding (FSF) are part of the plan. Woohoo! That's great news to the thousands of concerned and frustrated parents, students, alumni, and teachers across the city who have been fighting the...
Becky Ericson

#ThankaTeacher: Ms. Riley, You Changed My Life

Becky Ericson | April 29, 2016 | Education
There are people who come into our lives at pivotal moments and offer new perspectives, inspire us and help us see ourselves differently. During National Teachers Week, let's celebrate all the teachers who have left us with a lasting impression.
John Ewing

Appreciating Teachers

John Ewing | April 29, 2016 | Education
The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned. -Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence...
Justin Kitch

From Surf Gangs to Segmented Sleep: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | April 29, 2016 | Education
Last week's Curios covered surf gangs, Game of Thrones statistics, and the passing of Silicon Valley coach Bill Campbell.
Brianna McGurran

White House Releases New Tool to Help You Manage Your Student Loans

Brianna McGurran | April 29, 2016 | Education
On Wednesday, the White House unveiled a new tool that shows which repayment options apply to you and how to sign up for them. It works on mobile, so you can use it anywhere; it asks you just five questions about your loans, so you can get help fast.
Beverly Perdue

Rising Graduation Rates: What You Need to Know to Ensure that All Students Have a Pathway to Success

Beverly Perdue | April 29, 2016 | Education
The advent of record-setting graduation rates nationwide may indeed be something to celebrate. But a far greater and more justified celebration should be reserved for the day in which we can say we have truly offered every American an equitable chance to earn a high school diploma and that every graduate is ready for their next step in education or a career.
Eric Sheninger

Titles Don't Make Leaders

Eric Sheninger | April 29, 2016 | Education
I hear all the time that real change in education can only come from the adults that have a specific title such as Board of Education member, superintendent, other central office administrators, principals, supervisors, etc.
Martin J. Blank

Community Schools: Much More than Wrap Around Services

Martin J. Blank | April 29, 2016 | Education
Mary Kingston Roche, Reuben Jacobson and Martin Blank, of the Coalition for Community Schools, all contributed to this article. "Wraparound Services Alone Won't Improve Student Outcomes." is the title of a recent blog by Paul Hill Director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education. As...
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

Integrating Two Important Viewpoints in School Violence Prevention

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | April 29, 2016 | Education
When we as a country learn to FIGHT BACK and prevent school violence by our own efforts, we just might realize that we are powerful and able to prevent these tragedies.
Ishan Puri

How to Approach College Admissions Essays

Ishan Puri | April 29, 2016 | Education
The college admissions process is getting more and more competitive each year. In order to apply to US colleges, students usually submit an application through the Common Application or a stand-alone system that some schools have like the UCs. For the Common Application, students submit a central essay...
Ann Reid

And Now a Word from Captain Obvious

Ann Reid | April 28, 2016 | Education
There's a lot of hyperventilation in the science world lately about reproducibility. Oh, sorry, is my bias showing? If you read this in Scientific American, or this...
Juliet Sorensen

On Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Remember Schools

Juliet Sorensen | April 28, 2016 | Education
This celebration of potential and opportunity is premised on the assumption that school is the humdrum default, to be taken for granted on a weekday in April. It ignores the reality that much of the world needs a Take Our Daughters and Sons to School Day.
Maud Hickey

What a Well-rounded Music Education Should Mean for All Students

Maud Hickey | April 28, 2016 | Arts
President Barack Obama passed a law in December that explicitly names music as a subject to be included in K-12 schools under the rubric of a well-rounded education.
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Our Benedictine Journey Continued

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | April 28, 2016 | Education
As I was preparing to come to this Benedictine community, I reflected on my first formative leadership experience.
Jennifer Berkshire

Holding Back to Get Ahead

Jennifer Berkshire | April 28, 2016 | Education
Researcher Joanne Golann says that no-excuses charters are teaching low-income students to defer to authority and hold back their opinions--the very skills they'll need to succeed in college and life. Jennifer Berkshire: You're one of the first researchers to spend an extended period of time inside a no-excuses charter school....
Katrina Boone

High Standards & the 'Dumbest Generation'

Katrina Boone | April 28, 2016 | Education
Are Americans today the dumbest they've ever been? It's a question that had kept me up at night, and one that I recently posed to my 11th grade English class. In his 2008 book, "The Dumbest Generation," Mark Bauerlein, an English professor from Emory University, claims that...
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