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.
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,...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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Last week's Curios covered surf gangs, Game of Thrones statistics, and the passing of Silicon Valley coach Bill Campbell.
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.
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.
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.
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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...
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.
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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...
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...
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.
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.
As I was preparing to come to this Benedictine community, I reflected on my first formative leadership experience.
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....
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...