This year I was honored to be appointed the CJ Koh Visiting Professor at Singapore's National Institute of Education. In my research on how different ...
Lighthouses once guided ships to safe harbors, but in education, policies limited to finding and celebrating lighthouse schools are less likely to improve outcomes more broadly. They may lead policy in a good direction, but they may just as likely guide us onto the rocks.
Being invited to speak with His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in itself a humbling experience. His Holiness is truly a Great Navigator of Island Earth, an inspiration for us all as we aim to lead our communities towards a better future.
I began this post talking about how alone and isolated you can feel battling depression. Getting my own very first tattoo yesterday, just before my 71st birthday, is an important rite of passage, and another powerful example of how remarkable my Professional Learning Network (PLN) is.
This month, I continued my conversations with leaders from around the world on today's pressing issues in education -- from the challenges of graduates seeking jobs to the psychological burden of bullying to the Japanese academic community's protests for peace.
Education is not a game. It should be a rich, cooperative, loving process. Holleran and Worrell-Breeden are just two vivid, painful examples of the consequences of seeing education as a data-driven, competitive enterprise.
Dr. Tracey C. Burns is a Project Leader at the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Directorate for Education and Skills in Paris (@OECD_Edu). She is considered a global expert on the subject of bullying.
"The most outdated and destructive vestigial feature in the modern K-12 space is the emphasis on standardized testing along with the college a...
Five percent. It's a figure that turns up again and again in reformster rhetoric, usually teamed up with the word "bottom." It has a fine long history, all the way back from June 2009. That was six years ago. Since then, the five percent have been cropping up regularly.
Poverty affects our education, our economy, and our future. It is becoming the norm, and we appear reluctant to address it. We have the steps in place to change it--and we've had these steps for over half a century. What has been waning is our will to act and our determination to succeed.
No other advanced nation in the world evaluates its teachers on test scores or subjects it children to relentless testing and calls it "education"! Why, then, does America? The answer is simple -- there's money in it!
Affectionately nicknamed "Ms. Sunshine" by her students, 2015 Fishman Prize winner Stephanie Sun brings joy and a sharp sense of focus to her fifth-grade English classroom at Achievement First Brownsville Middle School, in Brooklyn, NY.
Many years ago, when I was a special education teacher, I had a summer job at a residential school for emotionally disturbed children. The school happened to be located in a former tuberculosis sanitarium.
Why, in this era of global technology, are we using the same teaching methodology as that of the Industrial Revolution, when public education began? They need to see a world full of wonder and possibilities without shirking at the thought of digging deeper to come up with their own solutions.
The tragic irony in education is that the policies and practices enacted in response to concerns over low achievement will further disable a generation of children already hobbled by poverty. Education reform is disproportionally affecting young girls and boys of color in the least privileged communities.
Improving outcomes requires action that reaches across racial, ethnic and political lines. It must galvanize African Americans and rally our non-Black allies. And it must be handled with a sense of urgency. Every day headlines remind us that we have no time to waste.