It's not just the injuries that No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top and Waiverism (RttT Lite) have inflicted on education. It's the insults that have gone with them.
The U. S. Department of Education has just released draft regulations that will substantially change School Improvement Grants (SIG). Within the doc...
In order to elevate ourselves to a better situation financially, and to properly set-up our young people for life, we have got to stop believing that what worked in yesteryear will work today. With job attainment and security now proven to be a myth for many both young and old, people need to start thinking outside the box.
I may not be skilled enough to set a broken leg or brave enough carry a person from a burning building, but I, like my colleagues, can work to inspire a teenager to believe in his own potential, to see that her future depends on hard work and perseverance, to teach them the math they will need in high school and beyond.
Think how much nicer we'd be in the drop-off line if we had a warm PSL waiting for us while we kissed our little learners goodbye. If you give a mama a muffin... well, you know how the story goes.
You enjoyed your brief time off as an educator this summer, but now it's back to work. If you're like me, you look forward to being with your students again. You have a super important job. No pressure. You're only educating the future of our country.
"No matter the platform, people will always need to know how to understand, analyze and reflect upon larger contexts and systems. That pro-active cre...
The biggest problem with our educational system is that it's big business. And the education-technology revolution, while claiming to be the answer to our outdated system, only fuels the money machine, providing zero incentive to make changes that will truly help our children.
The New York Times Magazine has a long article about Eva Moskowitz and her chain of charter schools in New York City. But what Moskowitz does to get high test scores is not a model for public education or even for other charters.
The calls for conversation, for cooler heads, for less rhetoric, for less politics -- we've been hearing more and more of these over the past year because the reformsters are losing.
The Education in America series for HuffPost Live discusses what truly defines an amazing teacher and what challenges teachers are facing in the present-day.
This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.
We are doing a huge disservice to the education of our nation's children, when the focus must be placed on how to take tests and how to score well on them, rather than on developing skills and deep content knowledge in a variety of subjects.
We may never go back to open classrooms, immersion in the arts, and curriculum totally driven by the interests of students. But I am hopeful that the creative spirit of that phase of education will creep back into our schools.
If the Walton family is truly interested in helping every child achieve a high-quality education, they could begin by committing to pay their own workers a decent wage instead of spending their billions to wipe out our nation's public school system.
By David Keeling The gleeful response from Michelle Rhee’s critics to the news that she would be stepping down from her role as CEO of Stud...