Campaign For Fiscal Equity,
Hedge Fund Managers,
New York State Budget,
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.
Common Sense Kids Action,
Common Sense Media,
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
American Academy Of Pediatrics,
High School Start Time,
School Start Time,
School Start Times,
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.
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
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.
College Admissions Craze,
Average Student Debt,
Average Student Loan Balance,
College Admissions Advice,
College Admissions Process,
College Financial Aid,
College Student Debt,
Student Debt Crisis,
Student Financial Aid,
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?
Action For Healthy Kids,
Action For Healthy Kids Initiative,
Every Kid Healthy Week,
Healthy School Lunches,
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.
Comics In The Classroom,
English As a Second Language,
English Language Fun,
English Language Roots,
Free English Materials,
Free Teaching Materials.,
History And Evolution Of The English Language,
Word And Phrase Definitions,
Word And Phrase Origins,
History Of Words,
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.
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.
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.
Bill De Blasio,
Brooklyn Technical High School,
Stuyvesant High School,
Nyc Mayor 2013,
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.
Let me ask you all a question: Doesn't it seem more humane to assign a teenager perhaps two hours of homework each night?
Southern New Hampshire University,
University Of Oklahoma,
Arizona State University,
Costs Of Higher 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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Harlem Success Academy,
Public Education Reform,
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.
I spent years looking for a label to fit in besides "black girl."