In Europe, it's been a longstanding tradition for high school students to embark on a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering before entering their...
he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important in the first place.
Some would say if you don't like it, get another job. While true, if teacher quality is as important as everyone says it is -- one way to improve teacher quality is to make the job more attractive -- not less competitive.
There is no either/or, no STEAM versus STEM.
Most parents and teachers agree that students need to build their critical thinking, communications, and collaboration skills. These are basic requi...
On a recent trip to Armenia, I witnessed what it takes to launch a new educational initiative.
Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education has been a long-time booster of K12 Inc.'s expansion, education and business model.
Instead of focusing on the high performing, front-row kids and neglecting the lost, skid-row kids in the back of the room, teachers can turn their classrooms into fertile ground that nurtures all students.
By implementing bilingual options even younger, K-12 students stand to benefit long-term -- both academically and in life. There really should be no reason why these students are not introduced to a second language as early as Kindergarten.
As an educator, it makes me disheartened to know that as a whole, public schools are not winning the battle against low-incomes and poverty and their negative impact on learning.
Policymakers, business, labor and community can come together to make CTE a thriving component of our 21st-century education system -- and with it, an engine that helps more young people have access to good jobs and the American dream.
Ask your elected officials and those entrusted with making decisions about education, if they agree. Of course, they will. However, too many avoid the next critical citizen demand: Act on and fund what we already know contributes to effective teaching and learning with those goals in mind.
Newark is a city comprised primarily of financially struggling residents -- with over 50 percent receiving public assistance and 71 percent of students eligible for free lunch.
Are smaller class sizes the key to breathing new life into today's public schools, or a misguided effort to solve the problems of a dying era? I am surprised to say I have come to believe it's the latter.
Where is hope when images of men and women are shown again and again as they're beaten, tasered or killed by police and become so commonplace that our hearts and minds become numb to it?
"Prompted by the Global Search for Education series, a survey was designed and responses were obtained from 53 female and 78 male students at the Uni...