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One Teacher's Voice: Lessons Learned After a Career in Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The state of our public education system continues to captivate the minds and wallets of millions of Americans. Policy is shifting from the No Child L...

How the "Dumbest" Country Became the Leader in Technology and Innovation

Bernard Starr | Posted 03.13.2017 | Education
Bernard Starr

PISA Scores Coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development( OECD) The headlines proclaim frightening news about American e...

The American School of Tegucigalpa

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 01.18.2017 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

I had the pleasure of visiting The American School Of Tegucigalpa (AST). It gives me a great honor to present in a near future a 1-hour seminar to all students on how to read a book in a day to enhance academic success and increase SAT/ACT scores.

American Children Have Depressing Reading And Math Scores, But There Are Some Bright Spots

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Bad news for America's schools: Student achievement in math and reading is on the decline, according to National Assessment of Education Progress scor...

Why American Schools Are Starting To Recruit More Teachers From Foreign Countries

stateline | Tim Henderson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

How to Raise American Educational Standards: A Discussion With Randy Barth, Founder and Co-Author of THINK Together

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Gregory Weinkauf

Focusing especially on low-income and immigrant students who might easily get lost in the shuffle (or worse), Mr. Barth has designed systems that provably enhance academic performance, with the rather pleasing side effect of strengthening communities and improving the odds for potentially at-risk youths residing in them.

Your Sugary Schools

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

I am not a nutrition extremist. I believe in birthday cakes on birthdays, candy on Halloween and dessert on occasion. But much of the good work I do to build healthy eating habits in the home is sabotaged by unhealthy food being given to children everywhere they turn.

How Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids

The New Republic | Elizabeth Weil | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Of the possible child heroes for our times, young people with epic levels of the traits we valorize, the strongest contender has got to be the kid in ...

Where To Find The Best Education Around The World

Posted 01.27.2013 | Education

The United States places 17th in the developed world for education, according to a global report by education firm Pearson. Finland and South Korea...

How Do We Overcome Racial Stereotypes To Create A Fair, Effective Education System?

Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

Idaho last week became the 34th state to receive a waiver from No Child Left Behind, the sweeping Bush-era education law that sought to make all stude...

China Aiming for the Gold in Starting Kids Early, US Is Late to the Game

Ann O'Leary | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Ann O'Leary

For China, providing early education has become a national priority, while in the United States not so much.

The Real Reason America's Schools Stink

Businessweek | Charles Kenny | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

Over the next few weeks, millions of American schoolchildren will return to the classroom from summer vacation, and not a moment too soon. Compared to...

Private Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the...

Step Up to Our Teachable Moments

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Marc Joseph

Every teacher I know is hard working and passionate about their job. They seem to have a higher calling than the average American.

Numbers Game: America's Struggle To Make Math Fun

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon April 11 (Reuters) - Pity poor math. In the American drive to boost science and math education, it's...

What It's Going to Take to Transform Our Schools

Margaret Spellings | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

I think it's helpful to quickly review the principles that have revolutionized nearly every other area of our lives: competition, customization, technology, modern management and a relentless focus on the customer. 

A Milestone in Education

Phil Mickelson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Education
Phil Mickelson

What if we celebrated milestones in education with the same enthusiasm with which we celebrate achievement in sport?

Americans Have Near-Record Low Confidence In U.S. Public Schools, Gallup Study Shows

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of the U.S. public school system, revealing near-record low confidence in schools. According results ...

Education in Chicago: Mr. Secretary: Quo Vadis?

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

If Duncan and Obama really expect five million more students to graduate from two-year colleges, they must for the first time in history make our schools into thoroughly intellectualized, serious places.

Privilege and the Gap -- An Exchange

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

To really attack the achievement gap, we need to start building strong communities, integrating services, and transforming assessments.

The Genesis of "Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us"

Mike Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Rose

We hear so much about education these days -- test scores, reform battles -- but little that we hear gets to the heart of why education matters. That's why I wrote "Why School?".