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Justin Kitch

From the Ugliest Color to Significant Others: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | June 25, 2016 | Education
Every day of the year, CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest. Last week's Curios covered the ugliest color, the history of...
Ishan Puri

How to Answer the Common Application Essay for College Admissions

Ishan Puri | June 25, 2016 | Education
By Chris Hunt and Ishan Puri The Common Application has long been the hub for applications to U.S. colleges. Every year, more than half-a-million students seeking a place in the Ivy League and 600-plus other private and public colleges, log on to a portal...
Peter Greene

Intangible Elements Of Greatness

Peter Greene | June 24, 2016 | Education
You may have heard by now the satisfying news that the Supreme Court spanked Abigail Fisher in a decision that provides, as Salon put it, "A massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on their racial privilege."
Ann Reid

What We're Reading

Ann Reid | June 24, 2016 | Education
Last week it was Happy Father's Day! This week, it's happy Full Moon Solstice! Find out just how rare it is that there's a full moon on the longest day of the year below. We've also got some politics, some...
Rob Furman

Have We Lost Our Compassion? Can Our School System Help?

Rob Furman | June 24, 2016 | Education
I believe that as an educator I look at world affairs a little differently than the average or typical citizen. As an educator, I look at what is happening in the nation and in the world and tend to make judgement based on our educational system.
Write for the Future

That Sweet Space of Art, Science and Life

Write for the Future | June 24, 2016 | Education
by Kaira Mediratta I bake all three layers of the cake and stack them. All that's left is the frosting. I quickly dump the butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar into the bowl and turn the mixer on high. I take...
The Conversation US

Eliminating inequalities needs affirmative action

The Conversation US | June 24, 2016 | Education
The Supreme Court has upheld the affirmative action admission policy of University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, applied to the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She sued the university after she was denied admission on the grounds that the university's race-conscious admissions policy, violated the equal...
Elizabeth G. Taylor

Aha! Why We Should Fully Fund Public Interest Internships

Elizabeth G. Taylor | June 24, 2016 | Education
Like most public interest lawyers, we remember our own "aha!" moments. They happened when we were using our fledgling legal skills to make a difference on an issue we cared deeply about and realized, "this is what I want to do with my legal career!" Today, more than ever,...
Tim'm West

Safer Classrooms In A Safer World

Tim'm West | June 24, 2016 | Education
We have an opportunity to create the kinds of environments where the call for safe classrooms goes beyond progressive rhetoric and is measured by social-emotional outcomes and academic achievement.
Robyn Shulman

Why Every Child Needs To Be A 'Stretchy Thinker,' An Interview With Phyl Georgiou, Founder And CEO Of Tiggly

Robyn Shulman | June 24, 2016 | Education
What is a "stretchy thinker?" I had the opportunity to chat with Phyl Georgiou, Founder and CEO of Tiggly, who talks about this unique term and how it applies to 21st-century learners. 1. Tiggly is a company that is considered within...
Alfie Kohn

The Failure of Failure

Alfie Kohn | June 23, 2016 | Education
A few years ago, two researchers in Singapore published a study that compared the effect of traditional and progressive instruction in middle-school math. The traditional approach consisted of having students listen to lectures and individually solve practice problems with clearly defined right answers.

Core Competencies to Master: Uncovering Your Leadership Potential

GenDIY | June 23, 2016 | Education
By: David Pumarejo When entering high school, I assumed that the most powerful leaders I would encounter along the way would be my teachers. Instead, I find myself surrounded by student leaders in my classes every single day. Our teachers are unique in...
Dennis Yang

Is Teaching the New Feather for Your Professional Cap?

Dennis Yang | June 24, 2016 | Education
At some point, publishing a book became the must-have accomplishment for business people to include in their professional profiles. Along those lines, I've been noticing something interesting happening in the Udemy marketplace. We've been seeing more and more professionals turning to online teaching...
Margaret Moodian

Psychology Superheroes in a California School District

Margaret Moodian | June 24, 2016 | Education
Imagine a gym full of 500 actively engaged high school students competing, cheering, and chanting, "we will psych you." You would think this was a sports event, right? It was actually the scene from a competition called the Psych Bowl, which six Garden...
Detective Sgt Thomas Rich

3 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe On Tumblr

Detective Sgt Thomas Rich | June 23, 2016 | Education
How can we help our kids navigate these murky waters, and what do you as a parent need to know about Tumblr? Here are three ways to help your child stay protected while blogging with Tumblr.
Misty Anderson

Lesser Government

Misty Anderson | June 23, 2016 | Education
A few weeks ago, a grammatically incorrect billboard appeared along Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN's main thoroughfare. The billboard declares, across the Tennessee state flag, "Lesser Government is Better Government." It might have been beneath mention if it hadn't been posted by Martin Daniel, Tennessee's representative for the 18th district and...
Kermit S. Randa

The Care of One Teacher Can Make a Lifetime of Difference

Kermit S. Randa | June 23, 2016 | Education
Sometimes, if we're fortunate, a person can briefly enter into our lives and end up redirecting its entire course for the better. It's a powerful truth, and a common theme I'm noticing in our Inspired2Educate program, which asks educators to share stories about the teachers, administrators and school...
Robert E. Slavin

Joy is a Basic Skill in Secondary Reading

Robert E. Slavin | June 23, 2016 | Education
I have a policy of not talking about studies I'm engaged in before they are done and available, but I have an observation to make that just won't wait. I'm working on a review of research on secondary reading programs with colleagues...
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

The One Glaring Problem With 'Finding Dory'

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | June 22, 2016 | Entertainment
Finding Dory is all about celebrating differences, and differently abled people fish. Dory's short-term memory loss fuels the arc of the story. But two other characters are differently abled, too... and yet they're not given a voice.
Yasmina Vinci

Early Head Start: A Stand Out Success

Yasmina Vinci | June 22, 2016 | Education
It's a painful reality that too many children in our country face challenges beginning at birth. During a recent visit to the Head Start community in West Virginia, I heard from programs about just what Nicholas Kristof describes in his recent column, Building Children's Brains, -- babies born...
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