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.
When it comes to revolutionary progress, administrators -- in education and beyond -- often try to circuit policy. But as the saying goes, true progress occurs when you transform a roadblock into a stepping stone.
It's my pleasure to invite Shaheen Mistri to The Global Search for Education today to tell us more about Teach for India's good work.
What role should education play in the success of economies? How can the schools of today better represent the world of 5, 10, and 25 years from now? Will educational inequalities exacerbate economic inequalities? How can we break the chain?
Obama's proposal comes at a time when the cost of college tuition -- both public and private -- has soared, making attendance difficult if not impossible for many households, the majority of which have suffered stagnant incomes since the 1970s.
Reaching the American Dream begins with opportunity. As young people of all races, creeds and backgrounds march courageously to address issues of police misconduct and disparities in the justice system, they are also highlighting additional deep inequities that threaten our great nation.
Every school, no matter how effective at improving student outcomes, could probably be even more effective, and some schools have a particularly long way to go.
There is a gap--no, a chasm--between what scholars find to be at the root of achievement gaps and what we must do to narrow them, and the agendas that many policymakers continue to push.
"The school was a mess - low graduation rates, gang violence bleeding into it from a neighborhood now often a battleground, and a faculty close to the...
As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia.
President Obama's plan to make the first two years of community college free would finally reward rather than punish students who are frugal about college costs.
Instead of sending unprepared students to college, the government should be encouraging these students to get apprenticeships or vocational training by investing in these programs.
It is a bit like trying to put out a fire in the closet by turning the hoses on the whole damn house. Which would be bad enough, but the policies are pouring gasoline, not water, on the fire.
"I want everyone in a school to experience a sense of joy, and to learn." -- Mikko Salonen All schools in Finland are primarily public schools, w...