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The Coach Who Became 'Best Man'

Fred Engh | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Fred Engh

If you have ever thought about the impact that volunteer coaches have on your son or daughter, then you'll really like this next story. I was giving a talk to a group of youth sports administrators about the importance of coaches in their program being a positive influence.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

The Generosity of Gratitude

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

It's been shown that acknowledging what you're grateful for makes you more motivated to be generous. So, this Thanksgiving, I'm proud to acknowledge the work that my colleagues and I get to do, the struggles of my students, and the incredibly hard work of all the educators and administrators out there.

Faculty, Students Take Issue With Excessive College Administrator Pay Amid Tuition Crisis

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

A 2010 study by University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene found that spending on administration has been outpacing funds for instruction a...

Teachers, 'If Not Now, When? If Not You, Who?'

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

I remain convinced that teachers and administrators are in the most vulnerable of positions during this destructive reform movement based on high-stakes testing and so called accountability.

Why Not? Because It's Not in My Contract

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

My complaint does not lie in the fact that I am asked to help with a task that is not in my contract; rather, that it's understood not to ask the teachers to assist with any non-contractual duties.

What are our Excuses, Again, for not Putting Computers in the Hands of our Children? (VIDEO)

Scott McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott McLeod

I've watched this TED talk by Sugata Mitra several times now. And every time I watch it, my brain keeps asking the same question.

Higher Education Will Struggle Through the Recession

Brian Farkas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Farkas

Writing separate but nearly identical letters to their respective communities, countless college presidents across the county have recently admitted: "We're out of money."