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C. M. Rubin


The Global Search for Education: Head, Heart, Soul, and Frankenstein

C. M. Rubin | July 13, 2014 | Education
Education thought leaders around the world speak to the need for more innovative projects like the workshop being done this week at Teacher's College. To find out more, I reached out to the visiting teachers, students and leaders.
William B. Bradshaw


Trivia: Seven Questions and Answers about the Declaration of Independence

William B. Bradshaw | July 12, 2014 | Education
Here are some trivia questions relating to the Declaration of Independence. See how you do with them.
David Blake


Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

David Blake | July 12, 2014 | Education
In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption.
Write for the Future


Singing in the Snow: Storms Produce Strength

Write for the Future | July 11, 2014 | Education
by Margarita Ren Titanium poles and I stand on a deserted Manhattan street corner. My parents, neighbors, even taxi-drivers, are inside, freezing despite roaring generators, as they wait for the blizzard to pass. Outside, I am wet, quivering as winds...


WATCH: This May Be The Single Greatest Lie We've All Been Sold About Disability

TEDTalks | July 11, 2014 | TED Weekends
Being disabled doesn't automatically make you a noble inspiration to all humanity, says Stella Young. In this very funny talk, she breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn."
Diane Ravitch


The Excellent But False Messaging of the Common Core Standards

Diane Ravitch | July 11, 2014 | Politics
Have you ever wondered about the amazingly effective campaign to sell the Common Core standards to the media, the business community, and the public? How did it happen that advocates for the standards used the same language, the same talking points, the same claims, no matter where they were located?
Michele Jolin


Data Is Key to Improving Outcomes for Students With Special Needs

Michele Jolin | July 11, 2014 | Education
For far too long, we as a nation have set unnecessarily low education expectations for students with special needs, limiting their choices and opportunities for success.
Megan Rosker


Play for Children: Form and Freedom

Megan Rosker | July 11, 2014 | Education
We need to strive for a more balanced parenting approach in which kids are receiving several hours of free play, devoid of screen time, and also receiving a lot of form and structure in their day that will help them to plan their next great invention and feel confident that they can create a great life for themselves.
Pablo Eisenberg


Donors Who Lavish Money on Elite Institutions Only Exacerbate the Wealth Gap

Pablo Eisenberg | July 11, 2014 | Politics
Most Americans probably think a major goal of philanthropy is to fight poverty. But a closer look reveals that giving by foundations and philanthropists exacerbates wealth inequality in the United States.
Sheril Antonio


What Will '12 Years A Slave' Teach the U.S.?

Sheril Antonio | July 11, 2014 | Education
I read in Variety that 12 Years a Slave will now be taught in U.S. high schools. What an achievement. I learned a great deal from the film and am thrilled others will have the opportunity to engage in both the written form as well as the cinematic portrayal of Solomon Northup's story.
Vicki Cobb


Common Sense and the Common Core

Vicki Cobb | July 10, 2014 | Education
The furor over the implementation and testing of the Common Core State Standards is detracting from dealing with the very basic issues involved in putting these standards to work.
Naphtali Hoff


Our Values Show the Way

Naphtali Hoff | July 10, 2014 | Business
The choice between saving lives and preserving our own careers may be clear enough. However, in many cases, the gap between competing values may not be as wide.
Nicole M. Gillespie, Ph.D.


The Untapped Potential of Teacher Networks

Nicole M. Gillespie, Ph.D. | July 10, 2014 | Education
Network organizations aren't created spontaneously, and many well-intentioned efforts to build teacher networks fall short of developing these characteristics. How can educators move beyond just networking to building strong network organizations?
Signe Whitson


8 Ways to Teach Compassion to Kids

Signe Whitson | July 10, 2014 | Impact
In turn, experts agree that fostering compassion in young people is among the best ways to prevent verbal, physical, and emotional aggression from taking root.
F. Scott Hess


What Does It Take to Turn an Art School Education Into a Successful Career?

F. Scott Hess | July 10, 2014 | Arts
A faculty that exhibits in important markets and that is willing to share their hard-won art world network helps short-cut the process. Ignore networking and an art career is nearly impossible.
Jennifer Peck


In Order for Our Kids to Keep Learning, We Need to Keep Learning Too

Jennifer Peck | July 10, 2014 | Education
How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information? How do we adjust what we've built in order to accommodate what we've learned?
Mercedes Schneider

Randi Weingarten, Twitter, and 'Secret Society' Membership

Mercedes Schneider | July 10, 2014 | Education
I wonder exactly what "progressive agenda advancing" organizations Weingarten and her sidekick Ringuette have decided to "invest" in on behalf of AFT members. Just don't ask her about those investment specifics.
Murali Balaji


History of Hindu India a Valuable Resource for Teachers and Parents

Murali Balaji | July 10, 2014 | Religion
History can also be highly politicized, as we continue to see in states such as Texas, where small but vocal groups envisage instructional materials and curriculum shaped solely by their own worldviews.
Kayla Hedman


Soccer Video Game Developed by College Students Proves to Reduce Violence Against Women and Girls

Kayla Hedman | July 11, 2014 | Education
During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, an innovative, serial-based soccer video game debuted with the objective of reducing violence against women and girls. At present day, ironically amidst threats of violence at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil,...
Peter Greene

Details of Duncan Equity Equality Plan

Peter Greene | July 10, 2014 | Education
This aspect of school reform has been lurking around the edges for some time-- the notion that once we find the super-duper teachers, we could somehow shuffle everybody around and put the supery-duperest in front of the neediest students.
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