Some of the sequester's harshest cuts target programs that are critical for children who are disadvantaged or have special needs. These actions weren't unavoidable; they were concocted in the halls of Congress.
Education has always been an affair of "the heart," not "the head." Perhaps society has imposed a school reform experiment devoted to remediating academic weaknesses because we dare not confront the emotions of Harper High School.
The best way to fight is through knowledge, and the simplest place to cultivate that understanding is in schools. Money is simply too important to be passed over by education.
At it now stands, School Turnaround AmeriCorps is a grand experiment that inadvertently treats both students and volunteers as guinea pigs. Is it morally acceptable to risk their future on a theoretical framework when we already have effective interventions backed by strong evaluations?
For adolescent girls, heterosexuality and a traditional presentation of femininity are the foundation of the high school social hierarchy. Attaining status requires dedication to the attraction of boys. So where does this leave adolescent lesbian and queer girls?
Readers of the Huffington Post should not continue to be misled by the accidental lexical residues of the word "progressive" from a rather bizarre moment in European and American intellectual history. Intellectual history may not be very jazzy, but whoever ignores it will be tyrannized by it.
We know that our educators are ready and willing to raise the bar for the profession and for our students. To do this, we need courageous and collaborative leaders at the helm of our school system.
Sequestration Nation? Department of Defense schools stillhaven't learned the extend of the effects of sequestration cuts, a fact that has rankled DoD teachers and families across the globe, we report. DoD schools across the globe could face up to 22 days of furloughs, but the body that governs these schools is still figuring it out. Some teachers want to find other cuts. "It seems odd that we're told we're mission-essential, but now, we can suddenly be furloughed," one teacher in the UK told me.
Today more than ever, if we are to inspire the next generation of innovators and better inform the public about science, we need to rethink science outreach, especially how it can be extended beyond its traditional confines of the classroom and laboratory.
I am arguing that the forefront of education, research and its nexus should hail on the clouds of the physical institution, and that online education and tools should act as supplements or extenders of knowledge to those with little access.
It's suddenly in vogue to gather and tell stories as part of an organization's larger strategy to build an audience and effect change. On one level, I...
Education reform does not come from introducing Ritalin into the cafeteria lunches of poor schools. Real reform comes through productive interaction between teachers and students in the classroom.
There are many great traditional public schools, public charter schools, and magnet schools across this country. But not every family has access to one. Being FOR putting every option on the table to help disadvantaged kids is not being against public schools.
While STEM is important, we must take it a step further by shifting to STEAM - incorporating art and design into the curriculum. Education should provide students with opportunities to experience topics like science and technology, rather than simply learn about them.
Illinois State Superintendent of Education Chris Koch wants to repeal class size limits for special education students. This policy change runs counter to the prevailing research that shows class size truly does matter.
Congress can help students achieve postsecondary success by fixing the federal student aid system to focus on completion. The sooner lawmakers make these changes, the sooner more students will realize their American Dream.