Since public education was first introduced to the United States, it has been mired in conflict. Over the years, this conflict transformed into unions against school administrations, the public against teachers, and Democrats against Republicans.
A feature of the Obama presidency has been his campaign against the American public school system, eating way at the foundations of elementary education. That means the erosion of an institution that has been one of the keystones of the Republic.
Digital technology has taken the world by storm - particularly in the past decade. It makes sense that this trend would have an impact on K-12 learnin...
"The convergence of different studies showing steady improvement indicates that indeed a real change in teaching and learning has occurred and studen...
We could use Ali's talents now to describe the battle brewing between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Students teetered slightly above my knee, scissors were always a little too small, and I had to hunch over to write on the blackboard. Though on parent's night, it wasn't my size that surprised parents, but my gender.
In this faraway land, McCrory was very happy to become the ruler over this vast land. He sat down in his new, bright and shiny office and thought about the things he had promised people over his campaign.
We will never build high-performing school systems if we drive away our top teachers at such alarming rates. The education sector must become a talent magnet that draws great people to the teaching profession and retains top performers.
On Sunday, I wrote about my recent interest in the issue of school choice in my home state of Mississippi based on the latest education rankings that ...
Given all of the issues China faces with its rural poor, Internet access presents both massive opportunity and enormous challenge.
We need to wake up. By making "Bridgegate" and other accusations from various New Jersey policymakers big news, the media also make true the very thing they argue is a problem -- that not enough good men and women are going into politics.
If we are to truly solve our energy crisis, then we must engage a lot more children today in learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). With our current education system, we are going in the opposite direction.
Co-authored by Leslie Cornfeld When school started two years ago, DeVanya a high-performing student from the Bronx, was there with her bright purple ...
In promoting this transformation, we must be clear about what data are and are not. Data are not the end of the conversation, or even a teachers' primary tool.
Real improvement can only come when we address the big picture: It's not only a matter of improving teacher training, but also of attracting more innovation into the sector, through the engagement of new players and new providers.
What began as part-time teaching to meet a temporary need or plug a gap in the curriculum has evolved into systemic institutional injustice. The extent of the exploitation of adjuncts is inconsistent with both academic and American values.