When we talk about what concerns them most about leaving home, I am surprised about how little they know about living in the real world. Not one of them can cook... anything. I see four years of kids downing cereal and calling it a meal.
There is anger brewing in this heartland community of Cortland, New York over unfair new teacher tests.
When women speak plainly and mince no words, they are abrasive, harsh, and just plain -- well -- rude. The same people who object to my tone waste no time denouncing me in abusive language.
Politicians repeat deceptive talking points about broken schools while ignoring the elephant of poverty and racism in the room. So-called educational reform has been an failure and even Estee Lauder herself couldn't make this a pretty picture.
It appeared to be some kind of vocabulary and spelling exercise. Less important to me was which subject was being taught, however; I was amazed at how it was being taught.
How about we spend time focusing on arming students -- and their parents -- with tools to be successful and competitive; in lieu of determining the worth and ability of that kid, based on current struggles
Through our work at Next Generation Schools, we have realized that programs of capacity building and motivation of teachers are instrumental in uplifting teacher morale and the quality of teachers in Uganda.
In the coming year, as A.B. 1266 goes into effect in California, be prepared to read a lot of stories like this: "Local Transgender Student Provokes Mixed Reactions," about the "controversy" surrounding news that a transgender student would begin attending school presenting as a girl.
This week there is some good news from D.C. in the midst of all the dismal Congressional news on the shutdown. Over the last several years, D.C. has made a series of decisions that have made the city a model of best practices for its youngest children.
Before my father passed away, he asked me the same question before each of my trips to Afghanistan. 'Afghanistan,' he'd repeat back to me, mulling it over like any father might. Then after a pause he'd say, 'Do you really think that's necessary?'
For K12 Inc. CEO Ron Packard, it's all about "educational liberty." "Kids have been shackled to their brick-and-mortar school down the block for too long," he puffs. Packard himself is "shackled" to the big bucks.
Evolution is back! And as in years gone by, it has surfaced in Texas, the state with a governor and many denizens who offer proof that not everyone evolves.
As a historian and straight educator who sees the struggles of his gay students on a daily basis, I know that there are individuals who performed acts that may not seem historic or monumental but have indirectly improved the lives of so many.
We live in an area with a great deal of diversity and however you believe, it is important for all children to know that anything is possible and barriers of all kinds can be conquered, even the barrier of judging those who are different from you.
These groundbreaking anti-bullying trainings, called "LGBTQ on Campus" for both students and staff in higher education, help more people build the skills they need to create safe higher education environments and improve outcomes for vulnerable students.
Extreme disciplinary responses can actually make the problem worse, and even hurt the very students they are designed to protect. To defend themselves, victims of bullying often see no other choice than to employ survival tactics, which could include carrying a weapon.