While the debate still remains open about the level of quality that the sector is capable of delivering, it is offering a valid alternative for working adults or marginalized students who would otherwise receive little or no education.
So Chris Christie has decided to repudiate the Common Core. Big frickin' deal. Here are just a few of the reasons that his newly-discovered disdain for the standards is unimpressive, and unlikely to help save the fantasy of Christie running for President, ever.
It is hard to answer the question: "What advice would you give a new teacher?" The problem is that all teachers, even those of us who are most passionate about teaching, have a love-hate relationship with our jobs.
On Friday, the PTA Council in the Mamaroneck Unified School District, in suburban Westchester County, New York, is asking parents at the District's four elementary schools to stage a sit-in after morning drop off.
Illustration by James Bravo Not so long ago, it was awfully lonely advocating for enhancing the role of evidence in educational policy. I'm delighte...
As memoir authors, it is our hope then when we publish our books, the words are moving, and connect deeply with our readers
In May, I continued my conversations with thought leaders from China to New York who sketched out for me the conflicting overlaps between creativity, innovation, reform and testing, and shared their efforts to create coalescence between them.
Thank you for your willingness to be vulnerable, to enter into the deep waters of your being for the sake of illuminating yourself and, in turn, our team. Thank you for wading through challenging but important conversations on race relations, restorative justice and institutionalized inequality.
We've all met Johnny. He's the kid who simply won't behave in class. He can't seem to sit still and pay attention. While there are certainly many factors that contribute to student disruption and there is one core classroom management axiom that we would all be well served to remember.
Teachers report high levels of stress and low levels of autonomy according to a new survey of over 30,000 teachers in the United States: ...
Expanded A.P. helps students, who might otherwise be denied an opportunity to improve their writing and critical thinking skills, to learn challenging skills for mastery. Isn't that also supposed to be the purpose of Common Core -- providing college readiness learning opportunities?
Why do we have education? What is the ultimate goal? If the point of education is not to increase the wellbeing of individuals and communities, then what is it?
Education is about children -- real, living, breathing, complicated, tender, diverse children. There is no model, no assembly line, no template or standard methodology that can serve them well.
The following post was originally given as a talk at the annual meeting of Early Steps, "A Voice for Diversity in NYC Independent Schools," May 13, 20...
There are many forces trying to fragment teachers from working together for their students' true interests. We need young teachers to stand together.
The changes we are seeing taking hold in every type of community provide evidence that investing in innovation pays off when the commitment includes adequate time, and sufficient training and coaching.