The emergence of the school-to-prison pipeline has been impacted by trends in school disciplinary practices and zero tolerance policies. It is our challenge to dismantle this pipeline and create new pipelines to success for all children. In order to undertake in this endeavor, we must first become knowledgeable on this contemporary civil rights issue.
As educators, we need to consider that there are two very important parts to quality learning: questioning and reflecting. It makes for a healthy mind to question what you are thinking and learning. Reflecting on our learning is an important part of the learning process
We should not rely on guest speakers into the classroom, unless of course it is to enhance a topic and not needed to teach the topic. Teachers should not be afraid to teach this, and if we give them the right tools they won't be. Imagine that. Reproductive health K-12. What a novel idea.
We assume that low achievement indicates a poor school when, in fact, it is merely proof of a neglected community. We persistently fail to address the economic and social injustices that created the community and then we blame schools and teachers for the mayhem we have enabled.
"Numeracy and literacy are important, but learning is also a vehicle to help people recover and regain what is most critical to them - their own dign...
It's up to educators, families and community partners to step up to this challenge and partner with our state and district leaders to realize the community schools vision for our public schools - a vision that unites school, family, and community for young people's success.
In a world growing more troubled every day, leadership, and particularly American leadership, is more important than ever. That is why the election of the next U.S. president is such a serious matter. It is why so much of the world is paying close attention to how our political season is unfolding.
Every day, I traveled between the two New York Cities. I watched kids from my neighborhood who were just as smart, just as talented and just as deserving as those at Stuyvesant get left behind again and again because they weren't afforded equal opportunities to thrive.
DC school leaders point to the large achievement gap in its schools between boys of color and other students, including females of color.
"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone." -- Tracey Burns...
One of the ideas we have to get beyond is the idea of someone being inherently moral or just or generally "good" because of the nature of the work with which they are involved.
One of the most important decisions a parent will ever make is selecting a great school which is the right fit for your child. If you don't choose a school for your child, the school district will choose one for you. Bad idea.
I have always been unclear as to who I want to be when I grow up. But now it's quite clear, and rather simple, as a matter of fact. I want to be PeterReynolds-ish.
I wish to spirit you away today to the rarefied realm of celestial metaphysics by having you respond to yet another reason why people believe in old ideas.
We took the global teacher salary data and compared it to the number of teaching hours worked annually for the same countries to find out which teachers were working the most for their pay. Even the education industry has a 1 percent.
Mr. Earley, you accuse us of drowning out the voices of our students. You stated we are "using students as pawns to advance a political position." You have it backwards. The recent action of teachers is not an attempt to drown out the voices of the students. It is an attempt to finally make their voices heard.