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5 Ways to Empower Girls to Code

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Vivienne Mayer

Part two of the Everyday Empowerment series for girls and women Imagine a brand new language is replacing English as THE leading international means o...

Imaginit School Of Creativity Graduates Africa's Youngest Creative

Mmanti Umoh | Posted 07.08.2016 | Education
Mmanti Umoh

Imaginit School of Creativity is raising Africa's next generation of talent through a creative process of problem solving, creative thinking and desig...

5 Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Teens

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

From day one, I knew that it was going to be a different kind of mindfulness class. But I was ready. I could handle this. I had years of teaching teens under my belt, a number of which were in inner-city schools. But I was an experienced-enough teacher to know that I was going to have to be on my toes--the whole time.

Portland, Oregon Schools Call for Climate Justice and Student Activism

Bill Bigelow | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Bill Bigelow

In what may be a first in the nation, this week the Portland, Oregon school board passed a sweeping "climate justice" resolution that commits the scho...

Culture Clashes in California Classrooms

Rafael Salazar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

In putting together a new framework for the state's history and social sciences curriculum, the Instructional Quality Commission of California's Department of Education has received nearly 500 pages of comments and suggestions on how to best write textbooks for K-12 students.

Graduated with a Job? I'm Sorry (Really)

Steve Dalton | Posted 05.09.2016 | College
Steve Dalton

Upon finishing grad school, I accepted a job with an employer who recruited on campus... and it was the biggest mistake of my life. The mistake wasn...

Results Are in: Common Core Fails Tests and Kids

Alan Singer | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

The Common Core Standards were officially launched in 2009. The 2016 high school graduating class was in fifth grade. In June 2010 the final Common Core Standards were released to the public and state education agencies. The 2016 high school graduating class was in sixth grade.

The Trinity and Social Capital, or, Some Benefits of Teaching Theology in a Liberal Arts Curriculum

Devin Singh | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Devin Singh

What place do theological, confessional, and other religiously normative texts have in a secular, liberal arts curriculum? This is a longstanding deba...

Top 5 Video Games Which Will Be The Next Generation's Curriculum

Rob Furman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

So when is public education going to get on board the "video game as instruction" revolution? The use of video games as an instructional tool is so ob...

Making the Personal Educational

Maria Di Scala | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Maria Di Scala

It hit me at 17 -- even though I had always viewed my actions as opportunities to dismantle stereotypes, and open eyes and doors for women. But at 17, I realized that we couldn't fight individually: a systematic push was needed.

California Frameworks Efforts About Cultural Competency

Murali Balaji | Posted 03.22.2016 | Education
Murali Balaji

In an increasingly diverse and multicultural American social landscape, the battles over the histories of different communities -- coupled with communities' right to self define - are becoming more prominent.

Why We Need to Let Our Kids Fail

Heather Sandager | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Heather Sandager

Over the past six weeks or so, our Grade 4-8 students have been working hard to hone their entrepreneurial skill set. Their teachers guided them thro...

The Future of Title I - 2040

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.14.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

When you get to a certain age, you find increasing evidence that you've been yammering on the same topics for a very long time, usually to no great benefit. I just made one of those discoveries. Going through some old publications, I found a 1991 article I wrote on the future of Title I.

Designing the Dream College: Lessons Learned From a Month of Conversations With Students

Zoey Haar | Posted 12.15.2015 | College
Zoey Haar

I recently spent a month trying to answer this question: What do high school students say if you ask them what their dream school looks like? Two yea...

Education as a Critical Ally to Middle East Security

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

The Arab World has reached a point where the youth are at a record-breaking proportion to adults in the region's history. The forth-coming decade is t...

Bringing 'The Refugee' into our Classrooms

Elana Haviv | Posted 11.30.2015 | Education
Elana Haviv

As educators, let's fill our classrooms with stories of refugees in the current crisis using articles, photographs, and videos. Let's make sure our students can SEE the refugees and HEAR their stories. Let's guide our students in navigating difficult information, and identifying fact from fiction.

8 Proven Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

Ossa Fisher | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Ossa Fisher

Close cooperation between schools, parents, and the community is one of the keys to closing achievement gaps. Parent involvement has a strong, direct impact on student achievement.

When College Curricula Fail: 'Who You Gonna Call?'

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
Eric M. Bledsoe

In the first act of 1984's Ghostbusters, the university dean tells our parapsychologist heroes that their funding has been pulled and they have to get off the campus immediately. Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, responds "But the kids love us."

Today's Libraries (and Librarians) Have Shaken Off Stereotypical Images

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

Ten years, eight months. That's how long I've been an academic librarian. And, still, I love what I do.

UnErasing LGBTQ History in Schools

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.16.2015 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No matter what your score, I wanted to make the point that for the most part, students are not given the opportunity to discuss important issues, concepts, and personalities related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in the required curriculum in the K-12 classrooms of the United States.

New McDonald's School Curriculum Teaches Kids 'Nothing Wrong With Fast Food'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

The company has created a new documentary for use in middle and high schools which promotes the McDonald's brand so aggressively, it can hardly be called "stealth" marketing. Instead, it's a veritable infomercial for the beleaguered fast food chain.

Stop Sex Miseducation in Fulton Schools

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Fulton County is "updating" its sex education curriculum. The existing curriculum, known as "Choosing the Best," is an abstinence-based program that sticks to very traditional roles and expectations, leaving all but the most conventional students open to scorn and shame.

Time to Abolish Columbus Day

Bill Bigelow | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

Once again this year many schools will pause to commemorate Christopher Columbus. Given everything we know about who Columbus was and what he launched in the Americas, this needs to stop.

Research-Based Curriculum Offers Ways to Help Children and Manage Anxiety in the Classroom

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Kathryn Goetzke

Kids may be feeling added pressure to achieve good grades, do well on tests, and keep up with their friends. This can add an incredible amount of stress and anxiety.

Schools for Sustainability Inc. Praises Stanley and the Green Technology Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 08.29.2015 | Education
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Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Stanley Dorsainville. His captivating personal journey and commitment to human rights have driven him to accomplish quite astounding feats before the age of 26.