It is wonderful that many organizations, including mine, EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving), will be holding events, providing resources and highlighting measures to keep teens safer on the highways this week. Focusing attention on the epidemic of teen crashes, including fatalities, can only help in our battle to keep...
It is a question posed daily by students to teachers across the country. Sometimes, the answer can seem a bit esoteric: "Yes, Johnny, you will need calculus in the real world." But providing an answer to pupils in today's civics classrooms should be far easier and direct since these kids are literally witnessing one of the most combative and contested presidential elections in history.
We now know the results of rampant greed among the politicians in those states that are cutting education budgets in their K-12 school systems. They would rather preserve the wealth of the wealthiest one percent than see any value in governments or governing of any kind.
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When speaking with educational leaders, I frequently hear them say, "We don't do programs." They lament that teachers and principals are often too driven by programs, and when outcomes are not what they would like, they drop their program and bring in...
By Jes Ellis In September, the U.S. House of Representatives debated a contentious provision within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Known as "Supplement, Not Supplant" (SNS), this provision requires states to use Title I funding to provide additional resources for low-income students....
By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today's movement to...
Pearson Education, which boasts that it is the world's largest education publisher, distributes a textbook in South Africa that teaches secondary school students that at least some rape victims are responsible for being raped.
The UN General Assembly's confirmation of António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations is encouraging news for global education, not least because he has been a vocal supporter for education, particularly in humanitarian emergencies.
The population of Nevada represents demographic trends in many American states. its growing population includes a rapidly growing percentage of Latino, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and African-American residents. In the future, America's national elections are increasingly likely to be decided by the candidate capable of winning swing states in the American southwest.
Our nation is confronting a growing challenge. Once the dominant economic force in the world, we currently face a flattened or "tilted" world in which companies and jobs continue to move to other countries as a consequence of the globalization of industries and employers' need for skilled workers.
Interns have always been a part of the SAS culture. It makes sense - SAS originated while Jim Goodnight, founder and CEO of SAS, was a professor at NC State University.
Every major political issue Clinton and Trump claim to care about can be tied to the fight for equal access to quality education for all American students. And while Trump in all his mediocrity leaves much to be desired, his claims that America is unjust and rigged in many ways rings true - even if he himself has not or perhaps cannot wrap his mind around how.
Is Common Core math an advance for math education or a setback? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keith Devlin, executive director at H-STAR Institute; co-founder and chief scientist...
As the daughter of the man who co-invented the world’s first adjustable shock absorber, I grew up with engineering as an ever-present part of my daily life. Going to amusement parks meant inspecting the hydraulics before riding the coasters. Chores included assembling shock absorber catalogues. And when my dad’s German...
The following post was written by THINK Global School Spanish Teacher Sam Nelson Over the course of my 12-year teaching career, I've been very fortunate to be able to travel as part of my job. Whether it be taking 120 eleven-year olds to a chateau in Belgium...
Hearing the National Public Radio (NPR) segment "How Politics Killed Universal Child Care in the 1970s," and following the avid dissemination of this tragic story by my colleagues in the civil society sector, made me wonder who might, decades from now, be blamed for killing Head Start? Kill...
Why aren't more math education games widely used to help engage children in mathematics? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keith Devlin, executive director, H-STAR Institute, co-founder and chief...
Do professors have a duty to their students beyond simply imparting information? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Patrick Phillips, author of Blood at the Root, on
There is so much more work to be done, but America is addressing its high school dropout challenge and ensuring more young people are on a path to a brighter future.
How do we undervalue education? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Vielka Hoy, founder and director at Vielka Hoy Consulting, on Quora: I would really...