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Colin Schumacher

Re-Claiming a Moral Profession in Unethical Times

Colin Schumacher | April 26, 2015 | Education
In these dire times of unethical decision-making by policy makers, it's important that teachers remain grounded in moral principles that have proven timeless in preserving the promise of public education. It has been painfully evident that union leadership has settled for political maneuvering rather than unwavering principle.
Jim Steyer

Kids Must Be Our Nation's Top Priority

Jim Steyer | April 26, 2015 | Impact
As we all know, kids don't sit in corporate boardrooms and don't have the votes or economic power to make their voices heard. Yet, their success in life is absolutely essential to our nation's future. And when we stand up for all kids, we stand up for the best interests of our own kids
Vicki Abeles

Stand Up for Sleep-Deprived Students

Vicki Abeles | April 26, 2015 | Education
For growing teens, this daily trudge is more than a minor annoyance. Countless studies and medical experts are sounding the alarm (no pun intended): Insufficient sleep is endangering our students' health and learning.
Alfie Kohn

The Grass Moment: Helping Kids to Become Reflective Rebels

Alfie Kohn | April 24, 2015 | Parents
Compliance remains the central goal of most classroom management programs, character education initiatives and parenting resources. Sure, we stress the virtues of independent thinking and assertiveness, but mostly in the context of getting kids to resist peer pressure
Tony Woodcock

The Death of Liberal Arts? Or the Reunion of Broken Parts

Tony Woodcock | April 25, 2015 | Education
Zakaria is a compelling spokesman for the Liberal Arts. He shows unequivocally their importance in the cultural, economic and developmental world and how our world becomes threatened by the narrow focus of Manichean politics.
Ishan Puri

College Admissions: Debunking the Myth of Prestige and Maximum Financial Success

Ishan Puri | April 25, 2015 | Education
Brand names do not necessarily maximize student's financial success. If financial success is not driving the mania behind college admissions competitiveness, then what is?
Rob Bisceglie

Obesity Swept the Nation and Now Healthy Schools are Taking it Back... With Your Help

Rob Bisceglie | April 24, 2015 | Impact
There are many incredible and life-changing improvements around health taking place in schools across the country right now, led by everyday heroes who deserve and need our support.
Larry Paros

Reflections of an Octogenarian IX: On Educational Leadership -- Principles for Principals

Larry Paros | April 24, 2015 | Education
If we hope to turn our schools around, we need not only great teachers, but also great principals. It's not an unreasonable premise. The school executive plays a significant factor in determining a school's fate.
Robert E. Slavin

When Will We Reach Our 1962 Moment in Education?

Robert E. Slavin | April 23, 2015 | Education
To reach our 1962 moment will require sustained investment in development, evaluation, and scale-up of proven programs in all subjects and grade levels, and a change of policies to encourage the use of proven programs. I hope our 1962 moment is coming soon. To bring it closer, we have a lot of work to do, in innovation, evaluation, policy, and practice.
Amy Nguyen

Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | April 23, 2015 | Technology
It needs to be okay for women to fail. We need flawed women whose mistakes represent just that -- their own mistakes. Not reflections upon our entire gender, not held up as reasons for why women aren't meant to be in tech. We need to accept women in this field who want to be here just because it's a great place to be.
Elissa Stein

Don't Blame the Test

Elissa Stein | April 24, 2015 | Education
There are currently a myriad of issues with NYC's high school system. The SHSAT shouldn't be blamed for them, nor exorcised with the intention that its disappearance would solve serious problems that still need to be addressed.
Matthew Friend

Sorry Teachers, But My Sleep Is More Important Than Homework

Matthew Friend | April 24, 2015 | Teen
Let me ask you all a question: Doesn't it seem more humane to assign a teenager perhaps two hours of homework each night?
Steven M. Gillon

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | April 24, 2015 | Education
There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.
Sharon Adams-Taylor

Doing Better: How School Leadership is Making Student Health and Well-Being a Priority

Sharon Adams-Taylor | April 23, 2015 | Impact
Superintendents cannot singlehandedly improve the health of every student, but they are the first step in changing the trajectory of health for all students in their districts.
Maria Shriver

Who Is the 21st Century Man?

Maria Shriver | April 23, 2015 | Impact
Changing family dynamics, a shifting economic landscape, the surge of women into the workforce and public life are all adding pieces to the kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be a man in America today. Begging the question: Just who is the 21st Century Man?
Wray Herbert

Fair Is Fair, But Not Everywhere

Wray Herbert | April 23, 2015 | Science
Children as young as three believe that hard work merits more reward. By the time they enter school, children are like little adults in their commitment to distributive justice. But is this impulse universal?
Janine Ingram

Cure Cancer. Cure Education.

Janine Ingram | April 23, 2015 | Impact
Danny Colllins blended three core aspects of my life -- cancer, education and music -- to the point that one simple word kept repeating in my mind as I left the theater: cure.
Alex Mallory

2016 SAT: The Latest Research and Analysis

Alex Mallory | April 22, 2015 | Education
The 2016 SAT is content-based, with less emphasis on logic than the current SAT. Math problems are more likely to look like problems that could appear in a school math class and less like logic puzzles.
Nicholas Simmons

Great Teaching Is The Real Test

Nicholas Simmons | April 22, 2015 | Education
In math, our students do extraordinarily well not because we teach them how to take a test, but because our teachers guide them to fall in love with problem-solving.
Write for the Future

Winning Without a Label

Write for the Future | April 23, 2015 | Education
I spent years looking for a label to fit in besides "black girl."
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