In his smug review of education historian Diane Ravitch's November 8, 2013, questioning of the inconsistencies in 2013 National Assessment of Educatio...
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wants parents to be "more involved" in the educational process. But there is a hitch -- as there always is with the reformer version of "parental involvement": The parental involvement must coincide with the reform agenda.
We often hear about the need to prepare our children for the knowledge economy and for life as accomplished adults and productive citizens. This is a noble priority, but it is no more than empty rhetoric unless we take the tangible steps we know will prepare kids.
In the traditionally conservative world of academia, Leon Botstein is unafraid to challenge the status quo. His most recent cause du jour is of course the new Bard College admissions exam.
As it turns out, we are not "set in stone" at birth -- not by genetics, not by the luck-of-the-draw of our ZIP code.
Your children are passing so far this year, but are they really learning anything? Is their curiosity being satisfied; are they being educated or merely "taught?" There is a huge difference. Learning is retention; being taught is simply test-taking.
In a stunning electoral defeat, Amendment 66 -- representing a much-needed re-writing of the byzantine Colorado Finance Act -- went down in flames despite seeming to have everything on its side.
ow often does Tennessee get cited nationally for producing great academic gains for its children? Almost never, about the same number of times Washington, D.C., gets touted for its superior academic results.
Attended by watchful teachers and awash in conversations about school reform, The World Innovation Summit is the latest forum to mesh education and technology. Recent changes in the quality of education can be traced everywhere.
Self-contradiction isn't uncommon for Ravitch; her switching up on NCLB, school choice, and accountability and higher standards are all well documented. Her new views on NAEP illustrate yet again that what's she's most consistent on is advancing her own narrative.
The great dream of all parents is that their children will grow up to have even better life circumstances than they do. Parents want their little ones...
"For most teachers, learning means to understand by making meaningful connections between what is to be learned and what already exists in students' ...
Leadership is a combination of art, science and human nature. For some, it is an innate process; for others, it evolves and is refined over time. We all have the ability to lead, although many choose not to lead.