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Joel Feldman

October 16-22 Is National Teen Driver Safety Week, But Our Children Deserve to Have Us Focused On Teen Traffic Safety 52 Weeks Of The Year

Joel Feldman | October 20, 2016 | Education
It is wonderful that many organizations, including mine, (End Distracted Driving), will be holding events, providing resources and highlighting measures to keep teens safer on the highways this week. Focusing attention on the epidemic of teen crashes, including fatalities, can only help in our battle to keep...
Monica Gray

3 Ways to Get Students Involved, Excited And Informed About the Election

Monica Gray | October 20, 2016 | Education
It is a question posed daily by students to teachers across the country. Sometimes, the answer can seem a bit esoteric: "Yes, Johnny, you will need calculus in the real world." But providing an answer to pupils in today's civics classrooms should be far easier and direct since these kids are literally witnessing one of the most combative and contested presidential elections in history.
Harlan Green

Greed Is Destroying K-12 Education System

Harlan Green | October 20, 2016 | Business
We now know the results of rampant greed among the politicians in those states that are cutting education budgets in their K-12 school systems. They would rather preserve the wealth of the wealthiest one percent than see any value in governments or governing of any kind.
Robert E. Slavin

'We Don't Do Programs'

Robert E. Slavin | October 20, 2016 | Education
When speaking with educational leaders, I frequently hear them say, "We don't do programs." They lament that teachers and principals are often too driven by programs, and when outcomes are not what they would like, they drop their program and bring in...
Teach Plus

Why Federal Education Funds Must Supplement, Not Supplant, State And Local Investments In Schools

Teach Plus | October 20, 2016 | Education
By Jes Ellis In September, the U.S. House of Representatives debated a contentious provision within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Known as "Supplement, Not Supplant" (SNS), this provision requires states to use Title I funding to provide additional resources for low-income students....
The Zinn Education Project

What We Don't Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should

The Zinn Education Project | October 20, 2016 | Education
By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today's movement to...
Alan Singer

Trump And Pearson Education Justify Sexual Violence

Alan Singer | October 20, 2016 | Education
Pearson Education, which boasts that it is the world's largest education publisher, distributes a textbook in South Africa that teaches secondary school students that at least some rape victims are responsible for being raped.
Alice Albright

Welcome To António Guterres, The Next UN Secretary-General

Alice Albright | October 19, 2016 | Education
The UN General Assembly's confirmation of António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations is encouraging news for global education, not least because he has been a vocal supporter for education, particularly in humanitarian emergencies.
Jacob Thompson

Las Vegas Debate: Lesson in Democracy

Jacob Thompson | October 19, 2016 | Politics
The population of Nevada represents demographic trends in many American states. its growing population includes a rapidly growing percentage of Latino, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and African-American residents. In the future, America's national elections are increasingly likely to be decided by the candidate capable of winning swing states in the American southwest.
Jean-Claude Brizard

Applied Learning: Innovative Pathways to Success

Jean-Claude Brizard | October 19, 2016 | Education
Our nation is confronting a growing challenge. Once the dominant economic force in the world, we currently face a flattened or "tilted" world in which companies and jobs continue to move to other countries as a consequence of the globalization of industries and employers' need for skilled workers.

What Makes This One of The Top US Tech & Engineering Internships?

SAS | October 19, 2016 | Education
Interns have always been a part of the SAS culture. It makes sense - SAS originated while Jim Goodnight, founder and CEO of SAS, was a professor at NC State University.
Zachary Parker

Trump's Campaign Proves That America Is Rigged Against The Poor

Zachary Parker | October 19, 2016 | Politics
Every major political issue Clinton and Trump claim to care about can be tied to the fight for equal access to quality education for all American students. And while Trump in all his mediocrity leaves much to be desired, his claims that America is unjust and rigged in many ways rings true - even if he himself has not or perhaps cannot wrap his mind around how.

Is Common Core an Advance or a Setback in Math Education?

Quora | October 19, 2016 | Education
Is Common Core math an advance for math education or a setback? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keith Devlin, executive director at H-STAR Institute; co-founder and chief scientist...
Marcy Klevorn

Rallying Interest In STEAM Education Starts With A Message Of Inclusivity

Marcy Klevorn | October 19, 2016 | Education
As the daughter of the man who co-invented the world’s first adjustable shock absorber, I grew up with engineering as an ever-present part of my daily life. Going to amusement parks meant inspecting the hydraulics before riding the coasters. Chores included assembling shock absorber catalogues. And when my dad’s German...
THINK Global School

Why do we explore? Five reasons for taking time out of the classroom

THINK Global School | October 18, 2016 | Education
The following post was written by THINK Global School Spanish Teacher Sam Nelson Over the course of my 12-year teaching career, I've been very fortunate to be able to travel as part of my job. Whether it be taking 120 eleven-year olds to a chateau in Belgium...
Yasmina Vinci

Will We Blame Politics For Killing Head Start?

Yasmina Vinci | October 18, 2016 | Education
Hearing the National Public Radio (NPR) segment "How Politics Killed Universal Child Care in the 1970s," and following the avid dissemination of this tragic story by my colleagues in the civil society sector, made me wonder who might, decades from now, be blamed for killing Head Start? Kill...

Why Aren't Math Education Games More Widely Used?

Quora | October 18, 2016 | Education
Why aren't more math education games widely used to help engage children in mathematics? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keith Devlin, executive director, H-STAR Institute, co-founder and chief...

This Is the Most Important Thing a Teacher Can Do

Quora | October 18, 2016 | Education
Do professors have a duty to their students beyond simply imparting information? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Patrick Phillips, author of Blood at the Root, on
John Bridgeland

Promise and Challenge in Ending America's Dropout Epidemic

John Bridgeland | October 18, 2016 | Education
There is so much more work to be done, but America is addressing its high school dropout challenge and ensuring more young people are on a path to a brighter future.

Why Do We Undervalue Education?

Quora | October 18, 2016 | Education
How do we undervalue education? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Vielka Hoy, founder and director at Vielka Hoy Consulting, on Quora: I would really...
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