The phenomena known as the "summer slide," where students actually lose knowledge with too much time away from school, coupled with kids who must spend those months in camps or child care due to working parents, are two reasons proponents of year-round schooling cite as it needing to implemented nationwide.
I'm on a quest to find the most inspiring school turnaround success stories from around the world. From Argentina this morning, I am delighted to welcome once again to The Global Search for Education Dr. Silvina Gvirtz.
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'We the people... in order to form a more perfect union...' There have been statements made throughout the history of the United States of America...
Policymakers, pundits and ed reformers are gleeful in the wake of the Vergara decision finding the practice of teacher tenure in California unconstitu...
The mainstream media would have the American public believe that teachers are the problem with our public schools. That they are the witches conjuring up the destruction of America's competitive edge.
This is a guest post by Valerie Wirtschafter, a Research Associate in the Latin America Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Valerie p...
Not all administrators support their teaching staff. Just like in the real world, sometimes the boss doesn't like a few of his or her workers. And without that support in a climate which already is pointing at teachers as the main problem with education, things can get a mite sticky in a hurry.
A common thread connects these thought leaders, which is a commitment to using innovative, hands-on methods to solve the problems of inadequate education programs.
Much as providing evidence of effectiveness is an advance in education, there is a real need for a determination of the degree to which programs are also ready for widespread implementation.
The conclusion of the lead investigator after reviewing 75 years of data? "Happiness is love. Full stop." Our schools are not set up for this.
I'm not buying what you're selling and, frankly, I'm wondering how you can engage in such a scheme without some sense of shame. I'm publishing this response because I hope other school administrators, teachers and families won't fall for this devious marketing ploy.
Educating future MacGyvers means ensuring that students have a solid grounding, then presenting them with new, unstructured problems and paying attention to their process.
When America realizes all children deserve a stellar education regardless of who their parents are, their socioeconomic status or where they happen to live, we will be able to reform our education system.
There was a time when Duncan could be counted on to at least say the right thing before he went ahead and did the wrong thing.
The number of Chinese students seeking to be educated in the West has received significant media attention in recent years, but what about the flipside? What will this mean for the further development of higher education institutions in modern China and for their influence with educators and students around the world?