Who will remain to teach the nation's schoolchildren when the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) succeeds in its plan to force every single pupil, teacher, school, college and university to conform to its Orwellian plan for constant surveillance and measurement of teachers via standardized tests and surveys?
Keep this system as it is, but build another educational system on top of it, one that addresses the deeper and unfulfilled needs of children, particularly the unprivileged.
A gulf remains today in our nation between the "haves" and "have-nots," and there are few examples as glaring as the disparities that exist in our public schools.
Alongside the thousands of free apps going into schools, there has also developed an entirely different approach to technology, one that integrates technology with teacher lessons and provides teachers with extensive professional development and coaching.
People across ideologies want our education system to work for America's children -- and that goes for many of National School Choice Week's backers as well as its critics. But let's not allow those whose real goal is the destruction of public education to cloak their agenda under the cheerful banner of "school choice."
I talked with world leaders from India, England, Finland and Europe about their goals to improve education. Each had a distinct project and clear opinions about what was the most important facet of education to focus on.
Looking back at my journey from a student in the Haitian school system to leading the third largest school system in the United States, I have learned one very important thing -- we must always genuinely show the deepest respect for the communities that we serve.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is back in the news after announcing an ambitious education policy agenda in his recent State of the State address.
Understanding education as a complex system means letting go of our attachment to cause-and-effect solutions (especially the so-called "silver bullets") in order to bring about improvements that last and have a meaningful impact on students and their learning.
To say we're in a time of tremendous transformation in education has practically become a cliché. Unfortunately, most state education agencies (SEAs) didn't get the memo. Many still function as bureaucracies dedicated to compliance and enforcement.
Enrolling your child in a charter is making a bet that the school will be in business as long as you want to send your child to it. If you lose the bet, you have to know that losing was always a possibility when you made the bet in the first place.
By Camille Hommeyer For a teacher in the Los Angeles public school system, tenure is an incredibly important benefit. In an environment where budget...
According to a 2014 paper by the Australian psychology professor Arthur E. Poropat, research has shown that "conscientiousness" and "openness" (i.e. creativity and curiosity) are more important to student success than intelligence.
If his K-20 proposal actually becomes law, thousands of young people whose hopes for college seemed as remote as landing a corner office job will have an entry into a world of possibility. They will have access to both a college and career pathway for the array of jobs requiring Associates degrees or certification.
On most issues New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo just can't seem to remember the position he took the previous week. But the one area where Andy seems to be consistent is his war against teachers.
The need for evidence should be obvious, but very few federal programs have evidence of effectiveness. Few even have a process for finding out what works and encouraging grantees to use proven approaches, instead of approaches with the same desired outcomes that do not work or whose effects are unknown.