By Laura Strait, Guest Blogger As a teacher at Aspire ERES Academy in Oakland, California, I know firsthand how challenging it is to raise standards for students, and to help teachers ensure that students meet those standards. Often what...
Sounds like Pearson CEO Fallon should have spent more time on US K-12 Education Plan B at least two years ago. At least.
Women In Business,
More than three-quarters of public school teachers are female while only 30% of educational administrators are. Put simply, women are doing the work while men are making the decisions. If we want to change society, we have to change the way we teach them.
Once you are approved for your student loan, it can be easy to look at the loan as free money. If you already need to pay for your classes, you might as well use any extra money to "help" you succeed in school, right? Wrong!
It happens to the best of graduates. You get caught up in work and other expenses, and you don't realize you missed a student loan payment by 10 days. Your first reaction might be to panic and call the lender in tears.
The martyrs in Charleston -- The Honorable Clementa Pickney, 41, Tywanza Sanders, 26, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45, Cynthia Hurd, 54, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49, Ethel Lee Lance, 70, Susie Jackson, 87, Myra Thompson, 59, and Reverend Daniel Lee Simmons, Sr., 74 -- deserve our resolve and our dedication to social justice.
John Hattie has once again provided the education field an important way of thinking about building a profession grounded in evidence. And I was happy to see that he identified the power of school leaders as a key lever of school improvement.
We are not flawless and the Hindu past is not unblemished. The future of our tradition, however, is not contingent on a perfect past or on immunity to criticism in the present. It depends on its ability to address human problems and to promote the flourishing of all human beings.
The controversy surrounding the prominent display of the confederate flag and other relics of the confederacy has accelerated enormously in the wake of the mass murder of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a racially motivated terrorist.
Teaching is living with your heart on fire. While your heart is sometimes broken from listening to gut wrenching stories of tragedy and hardship from kids you love, it's also swollen with pride when watching those very same kids succeed in ways they never thought possible.
In 1969, Elvis Presley had a hit song titled "In the Ghetto." The song tells the heartbreaking story of a child born to grow-up, live and die a violent death trapped in a neighborhood and a cycle of poverty from which he couldn't escape.
Actually, the exact phrase was "The economy, stupid," which James Carville used to further Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. It wasn't pointed specifically at real estate, but it definitely applies in today's real estate market climate.
Given the current landscape in higher education, we need to provide options that meet the needs of all types of students. Otherwise, we might find ourselves on the wrong end of the supply/demand curve.
Elementary And Secondary Education Act,
Secretary Of Education,
Frankly, I was nothing short of stunned by your lack of understanding of the policies and approaches to dyslexia in our public schools.
In these days of Common Core State Standards and continuing attacks on public education by billionaires and their bought-and-paid-for legislators, parents need a few guidelines on how to tell if their child is in a failing school district.
To sum up, compared with most other states, this is the prospect facing a teacher in Arizona: relatively bigger classes with fewer resources for less take-home pay.
He reclines on the floor with his head propped against the leg of someone who loves him. My guide dog Elias is content, but my leg is not his favorite leaning post anymore. Elias is retired.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA is available to anyone who is considering graduate or undergraduate studies in the United States. The FAFSA is used by colleges and universities to determine eligibility for student aid.
Post-college graduation is the first time that many graduates will have to be financially responsible and fully support themselves. Part of that responsibility includes paying off their student loans.
It's June. For all of you Class of '15 MBA grads, congrats on graduating! While it's an exciting time, it can also unfortunately bring the dread that comes with finally looking at your student loan bill. Things just got real.