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Education Crowdfunding: An Engine of Good That Could Move Us Toward Equity

The Sillerman Center | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
The Sillerman Center

When public school budgets shrink, it's students who pay the price. Classes get larger, fewer field trips get scheduled, athletic programs charge fees, and technology doesn't get updated.

The Surprising Challenge of Teaching Ethics in US Schools

Quora | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education

Do schools in the US put enough emphasis on teaching students how to be moral, ethical people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ne...

Be Mentally Aware

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.16.2017 | Education
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." - William James Is anyone else climbing into this boat and dr...

'The Trump Effect': Hatred, Fear And Bullying On The Rise In Schools

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - It was only a matter of time before kids started picking up the aggressive, divisive language that's become a hallmark of the 2016 presid...

How Can Technology Be Used to Truly Enhance Outcomes For Students?

Quora | Posted 04.02.2017 | Education

How can technology be used to truly enhance outcomes for students? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling quest...

Making Black Lives Matter in Classrooms: The Power of Teachers to Change the World

David E. Kirkland | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
David E. Kirkland

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools held a conference titled, Race, Rights, and Responsibility: What Educators Can Do to Help Our Students Think Critically about Protest, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberty.

The Wonderful School

Liz Madans | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Liz Madans

Yes, every classroom is different, and every school is different. It is like chasing a tigertail, trying to pin down what is wrong today. But at their heart, doesn't every school want to be a wonderful school?

Helping the Anxious and Sensitive Child in the Classroom

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Children who suffer from anxiety disorders have mixed feelings about school. Most of them want to attend, but too often fear stops them from reaching their potential. The good news is, children are malleable, and fears can be conquered.

School Funding and Educational Technology: Less Is More

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.01.2015 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

Teachers and students don't want to use slow, outdated, archaic equipment. For technology to be routinely and seamlessly integrated in the learning process, it needs to be on par with the technology used in our homes.

How to Save the Lost Students In Your Classroom

Karl Gude | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Karl Gude

Instead of focusing on the high performing, front-row kids and neglecting the lost, skid-row kids in the back of the room, teachers can turn their classrooms into fertile ground that nurtures all students.

California Continues to Lead the Nation in Child Privacy Protection

Jim Steyer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken the lead in ensuring these new innovations are incorporated into our classrooms in ways that protect student privacy.

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

Parenting: Let's Hear it for Experience

Hilary Wilce | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

In the past, new parents tended to rely on parents and grandparents to help steer them on their way. Now, as life hurtles forward, parents often seem to think that no one who was around before the iPad era can have a clue about the amazing, breath-taking challenge that is parenting.

Self-Driving Education

Sebastian Thrun | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Sebastian Thrun

These are exciting times for anyone in higher education. Many forms of online learning are leveraging digital technology into the core of the educational experience. They are fundamentally changing the laws of access, costs, and the student learning experience across the globe.

Order in the Classroom

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Orderly classrooms are not ends in themselves; they seem to be the preconditions for learning. In 55 countries and economies that participated in PISA 2009, students in schools where the classroom climate is more conducive to learning tend to perform better.

What To Do When Your Child's Teacher Is Wrong

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When to step in between your child and his teacher?

Start Early: Addressing Gender-Based Bullying in Elementary School

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Helping children understand in the early years of schooling that there is not just one "right" way to be a boy or a girl will open up opportunities for each child to explore their education more fully.

Teaching in a Diverse America: It's the Relationships That Matter

Maureen Costello | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education
Maureen Costello

Our nation continues to grow more diverse. It's especially apparent in our nation's classrooms where one out of four students are the children of im...

Rethinking Classroom Furniture

| Dana Chivvis | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. NBC News education reporter Dana Chivvis writes. Classroom furniture...

Disruptive Schooling

Nancy Pine | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Nancy Pine

We envy the academic achievement level in China. There are many reasons for their achievement. But one is that instructional time is respected. The teachers teach -- uninterrupted. Not a second is lost.

Arne Duncan: Classrooms Center On Relationships blog | Posted 08.31.2011 | Education blog: Ed. note: Secretary Duncan penned the following letter for a Virtual Conference that will take place during July. During the conferen...

Using Video In The Classroom: It's Not Just About Surveillance

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Television and video have an undistinguished track record in public education, as either a babysitter or a security measure. But things have changed in recent years.

Open Classrooms v. Charter Schools (VIDEO)

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

What exactly is a regular public school, as opposed to a charter school? Is there such a thing? For that matter, is there a typical charter school?

Disney's Planet Challenge Gets Kids Involved In Environment, Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The second annual Disney's Planet Challenge is encouraging kids in grades 3-8 to get involved with environmental conservation and helping their commun...

Measuring Our Education System's Success: Looking at the Patient Instead of the Thermometer

Deborah Meier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Deborah Meier

Confusing a measure of well-being for well-being itself has been done in spades in education. Rare indeed do we hear from those who work inside schools and are paying attention not only to "indicators" but to what they are intended stand-ins for.