Based off of the wealth of existing information, government could run pilot programs until they know what works best. Those programs can be rolled out in the areas that correspond with the prevalent risk factors. It will not be an easy process but it is the right thing to do.
When teachers sit down to complete their federal taxes this year, they will see one big change: the $250 classroom supply deduction. The failure to extend this tax break for teachers has gone largely unnoticed. It should be a source of outrage.
Matters of fairness, opportunity and inequality were center stage at this last week's State of the Union address. But it was the President's focus on education that brought home how one of our most important public institutions is suffering from the same inequities.
Texas's curriculum and textbook adoption have been politicized and polarizing in recent years, alarming education advocates and big textbook publishers and making the state a laughingstock to the rest of the country.
The education system is still not changing at all and is totally based on control and compliance. The failed legacy of NCLB should provide a stark reminder that pummeling students with standardized tests will not achieve the desired outcome.
Our country has gotten too focused on learning as a competitive sport. And I'm afraid that if we take Duncan's words of "demanding more" too literally, that will only get worse.
If they were given financial guidance and entrepreneurship education, could the fate of these men been different?
This cycle of dysfunction is a reality for educators across the country, and is part of the reason why achievement gaps exist, dropout rates remain high, and teacher retention is a perpetual issue. I describe five approaches that have a proven record of being successful in the many schools.
The need goes beyond calling on superintendents to behave more civilly. It extends to calling on school leaders to engage their communities in advocating for needed changes.
As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted recently, "Today, there are 57 million children out of school -- and most of them are girls." Teachers and ...
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To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.
Today, inspired again by technology and multi-media, education once again has its change makers and innovators. They are calling their ideas "21st Century Learning" which makes me smile right down to the bottom of my construction boots.
When the Canutillo Independent School District found out its superintendent was cooking the books just like in nearby El Paso, the board members knew they had a problem on their hands.
Community organizing is changing. It's more social media driven and younger. Immigration advocacy alone has brought a new sector of young leaders int...