It's not often two books come out at roughly the same time that, together, provide a true glimpse at the critical and largely unknown story of how the modern day education reform movement came to be.
Every year, thousands of people across America embark on an incredible journey. They are a variety of people -- from young to old, recent college graduates to retirees, lawyers to medical professionals from all backgrounds and from states across the country.
In a recent article in The New York Times, David ...
Turning our attention to our mental state -- otherwise known as self-awareness -- allows us to manage ourselves well, even when rocked by disturbing feelings. This is a skill that helps children become better learners.
As the debate between public charter and traditional neighborhood schools polarizes K-12 education, too many policymakers are succumbing to a false choice: either push for broad, fast charter expansion or double down on traditional schools.
With the share of white students falling and Latino students rising, school suspension and expulsion figures in the United States risk hitting new highs, unless more districts tackle their discipline policies head on.
The future of learning should be such that it gives greater flexibility to the learner, confidence that the self can learn anything, basic idea clarity on complex thoughts and processes and awareness about the world at large and tolerance.
I traveled to Europe a few weeks ago and, for the first time, I didn't attend a conference on youth education, or meet with leading business people on how we can innovate startups worldwide. Instead I explored the opportunities provided by a few select bookstores.
"The Global Search for Education series takes important issues related to global education and gives them context." -- Adam Steiner Diane Ravitch,...
In the time remaining for his administration, Secretary Duncan can still make his place in history by rebalancing the educational reform initiatives in favor of providing more constructive supports for teachers.
Teachers can and do make a real difference in children's lives, and a real reform agenda would make investments in improving teacher quality. But we must not pretend that eliminating due process would improve teacher quality, that raising students' test scores is the sole solution or that teacher quality is the only educational obstacle facing students.
It has come to our attention that your older brothers and sisters have been showing up to Kindergarten completely unprepared for the requirements of a rigorous education. It is time to nip this indolent behavior in the bud.
Clearly something is happening in universities across the country. This week San Diego State University is launching a Music Entrepreneurship and Bus...
While pro-Republican partisans seem to be exiting the fight, former members of the media, and key Democratic strategists connecting to Clinton and Obama, are leading the fight.
The mere existence of universal pre-k in New York is a giant step in the right direction. Amidst the hue and cry over dismal state test scores for third and eighth graders, we now have a new grade being established which can only be positive. But along with great opportunity comes great responsibility.
As millions of teachers and students head back to school in the upcoming weeks, Dr. Williams wanted to inspire public educators, despite the many hardships they face, to find a way to become more involved, on the activist front, in this war on public education.