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What Do Parents Think About the Common Core?

TNTP | July 2, 2015 | Education
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...
Mercedes Schneider

Questor Marketing Research Advises Pearson Investors to SELL

Mercedes Schneider | July 2, 2015 | Education
Sounds like Pearson CEO Fallon should have spent more time on US K-12 Education Plan B at least two years ago. At least.
JP Fugler

Why the Lack of Women in Educational Leadership Matters

JP Fugler | July 2, 2015 | Education
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.

Why You Should Avoid Taking More Student Loan Debt Than You Need

Credible | July 1, 2015 | Education
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!

I Missed a Student Loan Payment. Should I Be Concerned?

Credible | July 1, 2015 | Education
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.
Daniel Katz

"The Fierce Urgency of Now" Why Social Justice Must be Teachers' Mission

Daniel Katz | July 1, 2015 | Education
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.
Karin Chenoweth

What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It

Karin Chenoweth | July 1, 2015 | Education
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.
Anantanand Rambachan

Hindu Pride and the Future of Hinduism

Anantanand Rambachan | July 1, 2015 | Religion
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.
Marcus Bright

Education Policy Lessons From the Confederate Flag Debate

Marcus Bright | July 1, 2015 | Education
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.
Erin Parker

A Call to Teach

Erin Parker | June 30, 2015 | Education
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.
Frank Islam

Neighborhoods: Stepping Stones or Millstones for Kids

Frank Islam | June 30, 2015 | Education
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.
Scott Yancey

It's Still the Economy, Stupid

Scott Yancey | June 30, 2015 | Education
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.
Tracy Lorenz

Supply and Demand Dictate the Future of Higher Education

Tracy Lorenz | June 30, 2015 | Education
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.
Kyle Redford

An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Kyle Redford | June 30, 2015 | Education
Frankly, I was nothing short of stunned by your lack of understanding of the policies and approaches to dyslexia in our public schools.
Randy Turner

Ten Signs Your Child Is in a Failing School District

Randy Turner | July 1, 2015 | Education
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.
Marian Salzman

Who Wants to Teach in Arizona?

Marian Salzman | June 30, 2015 | Education
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.
Kathy Nimmer

Indiana Teacher of the Year Facing New Lessons

Kathy Nimmer | July 1, 2015 | Education
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.

Your FAFSA Questions Answered

Credible | June 30, 2015 | Education
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.

A College Graduate's Guide to Student Loans

Credible | June 30, 2015 | Education
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.

How I Paid Off Over $150,000 in MBA Student Loans in 6 Years

CommonBond | June 30, 2015 | Education
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.
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