As humans we are compelled to create, to play, to love and to communicate through movement -- after all, gesture was our first language. Dance gives us life and brings us joy and hope.
No matter our views on education reform, there are some things we can all agree on. We need an education system that empowers our students and teachers to make this possible -- and we are not there yet.
According to the Pell Institute, first-generation college students from low-income families are nearly four times more likely than other students to leave college after the first year. Just 11 percent of low-income, first-generation college students will receive a bachelor's degree six years after starting.
Boko Haram's kidnapping of Muslim school girls in Nigeria has turned the education of Muslim girls into an internationally debated question. I come from Afghanistan, the first country where Muslim girls' education was turned into a global cause célèbre in 2001.
Determined to finish out the school year strong, you continue to teach until the last day of school. Despite your optimism you still cannot "shake" the feeling that maybe teaching is not the career you can stay in for the long run.
One primary of note is in a State Senate race here in New York, and it has already attracted national attention, as well as mine, as it involves my State Senate district. This race is, in many ways, a microcosm of what is wrong with our political process nationally.
Conservatives often claim they are big fans of school choice. I think they're wrong. I don't mean that I want to disagree with them using fluffy progressive liberal arguments. I mean that in the world of conservative values and goals, school choice really doesn't fit. Let me explain.
"It is the teacher who shows his/her students through her own behavior, what it means to be compassionate and accepting of others different from them...
A new study by UCLA's Civil Rights Project finds that California leads the nation when it comes to segregation of Black and Latino students. What's more, the researchers indicate segregation has "grown substantially in the past two decades."
Teacher Appreciation Day, Field Day, spring concerts, sports competitions and awards ceremonies, plays, debates, school applications and testing, test...
By Casie Jones You eat, breath, and sleep football--that is daily life when preparing for a championship game, practicing to be the best team possi...
Despite efforts to silence and outspend dissent, in city after city, in town after town, New Jersey students, parents and teachers are fighting for their public schools.
The state-led initiative was chugging right along, moving forward without any interference from the feds, when somehow, they decided to leap in. This is part of the current conservative CCSS support narrative. The story goes something like this.
Originally, one attended a "university" to study the universe and to seek one's niche in it. The best universities are still such places, where the connections that bind us to one another and to the cosmos are unveiled. Being an educator -- helping students celebrate the mystery and explore the connections -- is, on good days, magical indeed.
Our society is more fractured than we may realize. The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, an annual survey, found only 18 percent of Americans expected bu...
No Child Left Behind, "school choice," "recovery school districts," and Common Core are what the United States has done to solve the education "crisis." Mind you, the "crisis" is that the United States is not number one in education.