The new draft teacher preparation regulations from the U.S. Department of Education are an important step toward addressing many of the deficiencies in current teacher education programs. The priorities outlined are working to transform STEM teacher preparation.
My recent trip to the Northern Territory of Australia was one of the best I've taken - dramatic landscapes, red earth, interesting outposts, luxury trains, and crocodiles - really big crocodiles!
Providing a better education, that connects to the values of entrepreneurship and private sector skills, will be key for this generation -- as the WISE community knows well.
It is time for the profession of education to catch up to society. In order to start moving schools in a better direction we must help leaders experience the true value of technology.
Pakistan is not only looking up, with more students completing education programs, but is also showing its own leadership, and thus growing independently from external aid.
The K-12 classroom is continually evolving in order to adapt to the times. It's important that teachers keep up-to-date with the latest helpful technology for their students and that parents understand the ramifications of that technology, too.
In Europe, it's been a longstanding tradition for high school students to embark on a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering before entering their...
he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important in the first place.
Some would say if you don't like it, get another job. While true, if teacher quality is as important as everyone says it is -- one way to improve teacher quality is to make the job more attractive -- not less competitive.
There is no either/or, no STEAM versus STEM.
Most parents and teachers agree that students need to build their critical thinking, communications, and collaboration skills. These are basic requi...
On a recent trip to Armenia, I witnessed what it takes to launch a new educational initiative.
Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education has been a long-time booster of K12 Inc.'s expansion, education and business model.
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.
By implementing bilingual options even younger, K-12 students stand to benefit long-term -- both academically and in life. There really should be no reason why these students are not introduced to a second language as early as Kindergarten.
As an educator, it makes me disheartened to know that as a whole, public schools are not winning the battle against low-incomes and poverty and their negative impact on learning.