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The 5 Teachers You Meet in Heaven: What It Really Takes to Save Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Teachers, of course, can lead the way, not toward some false utopia embodied in the privatizing, anti-union, agenda of the testing moguls but in education's humanistic roots -- providing young people with multiple pathways to success.

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the quick ways to combat teacher stress in a classroom?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.31.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Teachers report high levels of stress and low levels of autonomy according to a new survey of over 30,000 teachers in the United States: Quality o...

The Day the Music Died

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.12.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Even as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes its home in the city of Cleveland, the measure before the board may literally cut the musical heart out of Ohio's public schools.

Time and Punishment: Why Teacher Voices Matter

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

The publication of Time magazine's cover attacking teacher tenure also marked the one-year anniversary of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's infamous attack on New Jersey middle school teacher Melissa Tomlinson.

Common Core Kills Curiosity

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.

'Don't Know Much about History': Is Denver the Start of a New Student Movement?

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

The protest to preserve the history curriculum is important for many reasons. If the so-called education reformers are not careful, they may bring on that catastrophe by toppling the only remaining institution dedicated to reinforcing civic values -- public education.

Teachers Occupy the US Department of Education in Washington, DC

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

Teaching is an issue near and dear to my heart. It was my dream when I was younger -- I would line-up my stuffed animals, and my little sister, and teach to them for hours. Even at the age of seven, I understood what it meant to engage my students.

Public Education Going the Way of Netscape Navigator? Common Core, Bill Gates and BATs

Kevin Walsh | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Kevin Walsh

Let's take a look at the authors of the robust, globally-competitive, chicken-in-every-pot plan -- probably some teachers, right?