What might the future of higher education look like? This new world of higher education will have fewer institutions serving larger numbers of students. The focus, however, will not be on the institutions themselves but what happens (or does not happen) in the classroom.
The questions we're asking go beyond Urban Prep's specific practices. This is about the ethics and fiscal responsibility of Urban Prep and all charter schools.
My colleagues and I work in the schools that serve the very communities affected by the recent disturbances. The children who come to these schools start off bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of enthusiasm and confidence, like children everywhere. But then all too many of them experience failure. And all that motivation drains away.
I firmly believe that without Lisa, the negative education statistics that plague Latino communities would have become my sobering reality. Instead, Lisa was one of the first people who recognized my potential and instilled in me a passion for learning.
How do we eliminate the bias against black skin which seems to be so inextricably linked to issues of discrimination that have a real impact on the progress of African-Americans? Economic investment, legal reform and improvements in education are certainly needed. But, I also believe that positive multicultural media is part of the solution.
What makes a mind come alive? And how will you know when it's happened? Two new films -- one about the death of the factory school, the other about the dawn of artificial intelligence -- attempt to answer this question from radically different vantage points.
For all the frantic, often chaotic political engagement swirling about us these days involving taxes, gun rights, religious liberty and foreign policy, Americans may well be overlooking an even bigger problem: Have we unconsciously consigned the American Dream to the proverbial dustbin?
The Oppi Festival pops up at Leman Manhattan School in NYC on May 15 and 16. When Quincy Jones was chosen to produ...
My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has announced it is setting up a new Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation division in Washington. Its purpose will be to encourage policy makers to utilize evidence and data in their decision making. But not just encourage. According to the press release, it wants evidence and data to be "the primary factor" in policy makers' decisions.
If reformers want to hold us accountable for each child, wouldn't we have to hold them accountable for every child damaged by their policies? Wouldn't we end up in an even greater education civil war? Or maybe we should...
The American opportunity divide between the haves and have-nots, continues to grow and unrest from American youth is playing out over deep wounds as we watch Baltimore this week.
C. M. Rubin's global education report In April, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world on many topics includi...
Imagine being a nine-year-old child. Picture yourself studying for a test, walking into class, feeling confident you prepared the best you could. How would you feel if after finishing the test you only understood half the questions? Would your confidence be shaken?
"We live in a world now where anybody can ask any question anywhere and get thousands of answers within seconds, but it is up ...
The challenge we face is that, in a majority of urban schools, the student population is more segregated than it was 60 years ago, after Brown v. Board of Education. At the same time, the teaching force has become "whiter," with as many as four white teachers for every teacher of color. Black teachers make up less than 7 percent of America's teaching force.