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STEAM: Person, Place or Paradigm Shift?

Allison Gaines Pell | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Allison Gaines Pell

Children are capable of more than many want to give them credit for. The STEAM movement is popularizing this idea, and giving schools ways to think about language, time and space to make that idea real.

Brainstorming Middle School

Allison Gaines Pell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Education
Allison Gaines Pell

If we want our children to help us preserve, sustain and re-imagine the world, we have to give them a chance to try it now.

A New Education Story

Vicki Abeles | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Vicki Abeles

We live in a one-size-fits-all educational culture that evaluates the worth of students through their test scores, GPAs, and college acceptance letters. It is this dominant narrative, and the system it supports, that needs to change.

Open House Do's and Don'ts

Sam Chaltain | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Sam Chaltain

It's that time of year again, when parents across the country -- but particularly parents in major American cities -- prepare to schedule a flurry of open houses in a frantic search for the best school for their child.

Blue School Faces Student And Teacher Exodus As Parents Raise Concerns

Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

The $32,000 per-year progressive school founded by the Blue Man Group has come under scrutiny by parents, who claim their kids are barely learning to ...

Blue School Learns A Harsh Lesson | JENNY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The founders of the Blue School aspired to create something different: a private school not fixated on the Ivy League prospects of preschoolers and de...