It's my pleasure to invite Shaheen Mistri to The Global Search for Education today to tell us more about Teach for India's good work.
What role should education play in the success of economies? How can the schools of today better represent the world of 5, 10, and 25 years from now? Will educational inequalities exacerbate economic inequalities? How can we break the chain?
Obama's proposal comes at a time when the cost of college tuition -- both public and private -- has soared, making attendance difficult if not impossible for many households, the majority of which have suffered stagnant incomes since the 1970s.
Reaching the American Dream begins with opportunity. As young people of all races, creeds and backgrounds march courageously to address issues of police misconduct and disparities in the justice system, they are also highlighting additional deep inequities that threaten our great nation.
Every school, no matter how effective at improving student outcomes, could probably be even more effective, and some schools have a particularly long way to go.
There is a gap--no, a chasm--between what scholars find to be at the root of achievement gaps and what we must do to narrow them, and the agendas that many policymakers continue to push.
"The school was a mess - low graduation rates, gang violence bleeding into it from a neighborhood now often a battleground, and a faculty close to the...
As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia.
President Obama's plan to make the first two years of community college free would finally reward rather than punish students who are frugal about college costs.
Instead of sending unprepared students to college, the government should be encouraging these students to get apprenticeships or vocational training by investing in these programs.
It is a bit like trying to put out a fire in the closet by turning the hoses on the whole damn house. Which would be bad enough, but the policies are pouring gasoline, not water, on the fire.
"I want everyone in a school to experience a sense of joy, and to learn." -- Mikko Salonen All schools in Finland are primarily public schools, w...
As time goes on, perhaps even the CollegeBoard will realize that they should focus more on modern applications than classical ones, and perhaps one day more of the novels high school students read can be similar to contemporary novels and works.
Between 1964 and 1968 Yale Law School was the scene of Perspectives, whose purpose was to encourage and sustain an interest among high-school students in the issues confronting a free society by exposing them to a variety of perspectives. Our goal was the development of an analytic and questioning spirit -- elevation of their social, political, and artistic literacy.
The revolution we still need builds on the values of equity, democracy and community responsibility that drove these advances. The revolution we still need seeks even broader racial, social and economic justice.
Governor Jerry Brown isn't much of a party animal, as his latest low-key inaugural festivities suggest, but he showed again that he does have a knack for making a set of impressions.