We all want American education to be great. Of course we can do better. Of course we must try. Of course we have a long way to go. But in education as in politics, the opposite of "everything is broken" is not "everything is fine."
Children are particularly vulnerable to being forced into labor, trafficked from rural areas to cities and then trafficked again within cities. They can't communicate assertively and are physically powerless next to most adults.
Just because someone "cares" about your struggle doesnt' mean that they're best positioned to do anything about it.
Teacher diversity is an educational civil right for our students. The research is clear that a diverse teaching force is essential to ensuring high-quality education for all students, and especially for students of color.
Lawmakers want us to be magicians. Administrators want us to be superheroes. Parents want us to be them. Take it from this educator: teachers just want to be teachers, no cape required.
C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report From Education Fast Forward's 17th debate in partnership with UNESCO ...
Unspeakable Acts, Unnatural Practices. This title of Frank Smith's marvelous book debunking "scientific" approaches to reading is a good summary of ...
Returning schools to later, healthier, safer, evidence-based hours is a reform with the potential to improve the health, safety, and academic achievement of all students. What are we waiting for?
Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people.
By Jessica Ellis For each of the 12 years I have been an elementary school teacher, I have read biographies of influential African Americans with m...
I fear our fetishization of Finland is less about finding the good things to copy and more about willful denial of the roots of the problems in the United States. Posts about Finland mention the length of recess, time out doors, student agency, starting school later and freedom. Those are important.
If you are a teacher, school official, or perhaps even a student or parent in California, you have probably heard about the controversy that has raged for a decade about how India and Hinduism are depicted in California's History lessons.
There's a growing movement in education fueled by the power of schools learning from one another. For the past decade, New Tech Network has been building a network of predominantly public K-12 schools throughout the U.S.
Fixed in one brief moment of time and place on an insignificant planet in a minor galaxy, we unaccountably believe that we are the navel of the universe, the measure of all things, the epitome of creation, and the Alpha and Omega of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.
The OECD's PISA report, The ABC of Gender Equality in Education, featured in ...
What if we could create the perfect homework page: an uber-worksheet that fits nearly every child and occasion? What if every tattered homework folder across the land could have a paper tucked inside that shows the truly important learning done at home?